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I'm only 22 but I have very bad menstrual cycles,

I'm always on for 7 days and extremely heavy to the point I cannot move and (not to be crude) have to wear 6 pads and a tampon at one time,I also get a very high temp.

I have just started a new job and I don't want this to affect it like previous jobs as I get so drained and sometimes I cannot sit up. I went to the dr's two years straight and they did nothing! Nothing seems to work.

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Dear, I have been where you are and it is so miserable! For me i was heavy from the very beginning. What i would suggest is that you see a new GYN or if you are comfortable with your current one and ask for a biopsy and/or Ultrasound. You have have endometrious in there that needs to come out. Also, have you been test for poly Cystic ovarian syndrom? That is another disease that can cause heavy cycles as well. I am not a doctor by any means, just an older lady that has gone through what you have and has lived to tell about it. LOL I feel for you sweetness. Sometimes what helps when you are bleeding so bad, is to put a towel under you in bed, put your extra pads on you, lay on your left side, prop yourself up, place a pillow around your tummy and legs and kinda roll on it. And take a name. You may wake up with full pads, but you have gotten much needed rest and your tummy feels better. Take care and keep us posted!


Thank you so much for getting back to me!

I have had a feeling that it could be possible endometriosis, hopefully my new doctor can figure this out as the pain is awful! I like my new job and I don't want that to be a reason it doesn't go well again!

Thank you for the advice, and I will deffo keep you posted!!


Also, iron suplements as you will more than likely be anaemic. If its not endometriosis, consider the depo injection, three monthly, dries up periods totally over 6 months or so, reduces associated pain too.

Its horrible and draining to live like that.


I take iron tablets as well as multi vit. tablets daily as I know I was anaemic as a teen.

Thank you for your help :)


Hi you could try the Mirena coil, this stops or reduces your periods.


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