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BEW_thatwasfast
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   Posted 12/19/2011 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone experience heavy menstrual bleeding while taking cellcept?
Just curious.
 
 
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 12/29/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
it affects iron
iron affects menstrual cycles

I'd mention it to your doctor
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BEW_thatwasfast
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   Posted 12/29/2011 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for answering. :-)
 
I went to my OB/GYN after posting that. She said I have an enlarged uterus, like I was 12-14 weeks pregnant (which I'm not), and that my uterus or cervix (I can't remember what she said) was pushed to the left.
 
I have an ultrasound scheduled for tomorrow.  It's probably fibroids or a cyst. 
 
SILVER LINING!  If it is fibroids, the treatment she was recommending (uterine ablation) will get rid of my periods forever!  Whohoo! NO MORE PERIODS!! It's a relatively minor procedure and at 36 I could say good bye to all this menstrual nonsense!
 
I'll let you all know how the appointment goes tomorrow. :-)
 
Hugs,
Brandi
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg

BEW_thatwasfast
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   Posted 12/30/2011 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
UPDATE.
 
It's a dense baseball sized mass, going across the submucosal, intramural, and subserosal layers of the uterus. I go next week for pre-op stuff in preparation for a laproscopic or robotic hysterectomy.
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg

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   Posted 12/30/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((((((((((gentle hug)))))))))))))))))))))))

Make sure they tack up your bladder or you'll be under the knife again in a year.
Good luck.
Joy

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   Posted 1/4/2012 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck with your surgery. May you get through it safely and with minimal pain.

Keep us posted on your recovery.
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/4/2012 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck and Keep us posted hon! Hugggss
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BEW_thatwasfast
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   Posted 1/13/2012 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey gang,

Surgery is scheduled for 2/22. I can't wait! Right now I have to wear adult diapers when I get my period because I bleed so much. I pass clots as large as a golf balls, and last month I had to change clothes 3 times in one day. The lupus or the lupus meds make me bleed more than regular folks, so they've been checking my RBC counts and I've started iron supplements.

WOW, at 35 I can quit having periods!! No more killer cramps, PMS, embarrassing breakthrough bleeding, etc!

Honestly, my enthusiasm about getting rid of this crap actually outweighs any nervousness I have about the hysterectomy.

Thanks for listening,
Brandi
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg

2thebitterend
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   Posted 1/20/2012 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to clear one little detail up if that's alright. A uterine ablation DOES NOT take away a period altogether. Only in about 10% of cases will periods become "bloodless". You'll still have the symptoms of PMS also, though some people report it being less severe. about 90% of patients having an ablation done experience lighter periods or just have spotting.

Didn't wanna get anyones hopes up and have everyone phoning their Gyn! Lol

I'm having my ablation done on Tuesday because of severe bleeding and clotting. I'd love a pantyliner period! Bloodless would be amazing!!!

Best of luck with the hysterectomy!!!
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