I am 38 years old and suffered terrible periods for over four years. I have severe aniexty and depression and are taking 40mg fluoxetine. When on my period I take transximic acid for heavy flows!! But more over last six months the pain as become unbearable therefore I spoke to my doctor and I am going to try mefenamic acid along with gastro tablets to protect my stomach. The reason I have posted today is I just burst out crying and sat here with extreme aniexty my period is due ten days. What happened to a couple of rubbish days heh. The joys of being a woman!!! I really do feel for anyone with aniexty alone women with the addition of periods!!!