Hi all, I'm new here and was looking for some advice on coping with heavy periods.
I have v high oestrogen levels, started at over 3k, now down to around 1.5k. I'm under the consultant in gynae and have had various tests done that have all come back normal - internal examinations, ultrasound scans on my kidneys to check renal function, and blood test, but my periods are still heavy and prolonged, last one was around 8 weeks.
I was prescribed the mini pill which I was apprehensive of. I've taken a brand of pill before and became like a devil woman! I gave this other type a go and felt the mood swings, tearful times, suicidal thoughts etc., so stopped taking. I felt a big difference after stopping and felt much better, but from time to time still have down days, mood swings and anxiety.
My consultant has recommended the mirena coil to try to control my periods, but I am worried that I will go back down the mood swing etc. route. I really don't want this and so it's putting me off having one fitted.
I was wondering if anyone had a similar issue to mine and if they had any other treatments to suggested.
I also wondered if I have a coil fitted to control my periods that maybe some for of treatment for depression whether it be anti-depressants or something natural would help any of the mood swings, teary moments etc.
Thanks for reading