Sorry guys I have to ask as rheamy is wondering if there is any connection here. . .
SO MEN. . , please feel free to ignore if you'd rather not read. . .
At the same time I started to experience ear pain, occipital headache, and swollen glands. I also started to bleed VERY heavy after 2 yrs of no periods, I thought I had stopped and entered the menopause. . If only. . .
The only way we have been able to stop this is to take Utovlan daily, we tried Tranexamic Acid, and Mefenamic Acid, and also the pill, Nacrez. . Nothing worked it got so bad that I could not leave the house and bearly stand up for nearly fainting, not to mention all the washing!! Ladies you will understand!
I'm off for a pelvic scan this week, to investigate any possible fibroids or such like. Which would be unlikely due to no periods for 2 yrs fibroids shrink once we stop producing estrogen . . .which reduces once we reach menopause. .
Anyway I'm wondering if anyone else has had problems in this area, and has been able to connect it to GCA is there any info you can point me to, and to show Rheumy . . She is still wondering if I do actually have GCA and all this is not something that stems from the "other end" as we joke. . .
After 2 yrs of no periods the general rule is, this is unexplained bleeding, and needs to be investigated urgently, it started 1st Oct . . . I've never suffered any problems in this area before.
Odd isn't it, and it's got GP and Rhemy wondering.
Many thanks for reading, and sorry again all you men out there. . Ha ha. . .
Regards Lisa x x