After seeing my GP on Thursday following 23 days of flooding (aged 56) I had blood taken on Friday at 10:15am expecting my results available online by Monday or Tuesday next week. Five hours later a partner at the practice called me to say the hospital had called my results straight through as my haemaglobin had crashed to 70g/L or 7g/dL and I am severely anaemic, which meant I was needed in hospital for an urgent blood transfusion. I am so tired and we both agreed that Friday A&E would be manic, therefore I am under strict instruction to rest on the understanding that I head straight for A&E if I experience any chest pain, breathlessness or light headedness. Apparently GP's can only arrange blood transfusions as an emergency and cannot refer at a later date, so the GP is going to see if he can get a referal through Gynaecology maybe Monday or Tuesdsday when things may be calmer.
Still in bed where I feel fine, just challenging if I try to do anyghing else., but I am aware of losing stamina and muscle when inactive (been there with a (prolapsed disc).
Been on prescribed iron for 6 years due to heavy clotty periods that require childrens nappies for protection. Just started a ten day course of Progesterone to stem flow.
Avoided Mirena coil as I developed a phobia at the start of my last smear, my body just clamped up that the nurse couldn't continue.
I have Fibroids and Adenomyosis, had CT, MRI and US, plus biopsy and Gynae happy.
What are other people's experience suggestions...bed rest, shower and dress,or sit in the fresh air albeit cold?
Gosh poor you, I do hope by resting you will recover. I am too old (66) for periods now but I too had the mirena coil fitted many years ago and I have to say it was brilliant, I would strongly recommend it, certainly if you are losing such a high quantity of blood... You can always have the coil removed (as I did) when you no longer need it.
I have no idea why but I now cannot let anyone use a speculum on me, the poor nurse tried the smallest and I just clamped up. I was very fortunate to have the smear a month later whilst under genersl for a biopsy.