Doses any females have longer periods

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ladybug44r
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   Posted 11/4/2007 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine the last couple of months have been weird but this month I had stopped or at least slowed down and now it's back in almost full swing. This is the first time this has happened to me since I started when I was 12 I'm now 47.
 
I went out and got me some pottisum pills to see if that helps. I know due to me getting teeth pulled I haven't been eating right but I'm talking my iron pills.
 
I'm really scared. I see dr on Tuesday. I'm thinking about not opening daycare for the next two days and just taking it easy.
 
Veronica

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   Posted 11/4/2007 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
How long is longer? I had one over 50 days earlier this year but now seem back to more or less regular. I think mine is menopause, but not quite the usual menopause due to meds.

You may be at the age where menopuase is starting for you - it can be anywhere from 45-65! LOL. What fun!

If it keeps being unpredictable please see a GYN.

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ladybug44r
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   Posted 11/4/2007 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Lynn I have dr. appointment on Tuesday. I thought that menopause cause you stop bleeding not bleed more. I'm not on any meds. Due to the fact blood test came back that I don't have lupus.
I don't believe the blood tests.

Veronica

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   Posted 11/4/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Veronica,
 
Lynnwood is right. Perimenopause (the 10-15 years before actual menopause hits), will cause wacko fluctuations in hormones and our periods.  I'm only 33, and I'm already seeing those fluctuations happening.  My periods used to be 4 or 5 days and not too heavy and the pms wasn't bad.  In this last year, I"ve gone from having no period for 3 months straight, to now having them every 20 days and they last 9 days and are really heavy and the pms is bad.  It's a nightmare.  I've had it all checked out and we're chalking it up to perimenopause and my lovely, wonderful hormones! 
 
So it's not surprising for any woman between the age of 35 and 45, approximately, to have a wack-job of a period.  It stinks.  Being a woman sucks sometimes.....
 
I wouldn't be scared about it Veronica.  I'll bet when you see your doc they'll check your hormones and if they're normal they'll say what was said to me.... "You're at that age".  But taking it easy for a couple days would sure be nice wouldn't it!  Do what you need to.
 
(((hugs))),
Ginny
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ladybug44r
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   Posted 11/4/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I can't close though to many parents counting on me.
Is it worse though because of Lupus, the heavy bleeding and joint pains along with headaches. Yesterday I had such a bad headache that it hurt down my shoulder blades and even made walking hard because of cramps in legs.

Thank you for the reply and helpfulness.

Veronica

Audrey Ann
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   Posted 11/4/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Greetings Veronica!

I don't know if lupus makes our periods worse but I had endometriosis and my periods were wacko, for the most part, before perimenopause and when perimenopause hit me at around age 37. I ended up finally giving in and having a hysterectomy at age 40 (it was recommended at age 30 due to my endo.) becuase the periods were basically non-stop and quite heavy. YUCK. Things are much better now!

I would certainly check with your doctor. Lynnwood and Ginny are right, though, sounds like perimenopause.
Prayers,
Audrey Ann
 
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ladybug44r
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   Posted 11/4/2007 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you

Ginny
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   Posted 11/4/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
HI V,
 
Yes, it is possible that your period symptoms are aggrevated by your lupus. ARe you on blood thinners by any chance?  Warfarin will make your periods heavier.  I take Cykolokapron for that. Works great.  Lupus is such a hormone controlled disease.  It really does depend on each person, but it's common for pms to be worse especially if you're in a flare up with the lupus.
 
I hope you get relief soon,
 
Ginny
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


ladybug44r
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   Posted 11/5/2007 5:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Ginny my bloodwork came back fine a few months ago and even though I have the mask along with other things my dr doesn't think I have Lupus.

Veronica

Victoria72
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   Posted 11/5/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Veronica,

I'm 35... mine have gone awry as well. Light for three to four days, then really really heavy for four to five days, then light again for three or so days, then gone... only to return two weeks later. I didnt even consider peri-menopause, thought maybe its all the stress.

But then again, with all the additives, preservatives, hormones, etc... that we eat, its no wonder we have problems.
 
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