- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Ok so heavy periods with clots are NOTHING new to me….but recently I have noticed my last 6 periods or so I’ve had to ONLY use overnight pads (throughout my whole cycle) and that my clots seem bigger and more of them.
** Clots are about the size of a quarter to about the size of a pingpong ball or golfball
I’ve also had more symptoms of fatigue (I never used to get that tired during even my heaviest of cycles) racing heart, pounding heart, heat intolerance, and pre-synscope.
My periods, which were usually:
Day Before – Really tired, no biggy, didn’t disrupt much, spotting
1st Day – Period would be mild in the morning, then normal throughout the day, no cramping
2nd Day – Full on cramps, clots, heavy bleeding into the overnight hours where I get gushes in the wee hours where I have to jump up and rush to the bathroom (only once)
3rd Day – Heavy into Mild, no cramps, few clots..no symptoms
4th – Barely existant, cramps
5th – Heavy flow again, no clots or cramps..
6th – Basically over
My last period really scared the crap out of me, so thank you if you are still reading this. Mind you, I have spoken to my OBGYN and my Internal Dr. and had blood work for CBC (to check anemia) but this was 2 days before my cycle began…so I don’t believe this would show my low iron due to cycle.
Most recent period:
1st Day – Heavy gushing while in car after getting my coffee (no warning) and period was on time.
2nd Day – Severe cramping, Heavy gushing and changing OVERNIGHT pad every hour and a 1/2 for the first 3 hours plus the clots were preventing me from keeping the pads on because they don’t soak through (the overnights may have not been TOTALLY full, but it was enough were I was uncomfortable sitting through a meeting, the wings would be drenched).. upon coming home i’d be short of breath, pounding heart, tired driving home at 3:00 from work.. tired while trying to cook, not being able to stand up straight without feeling my heart pounding and racing, hot flashes. (I was also anxious about all these new symptoms…so slight panic)
3rd – Same as 2nd
4th – Heavy, Cramping really bad, in bed by 7pm, same fatigue and heart symptoms
5th – Heavy, slight cramps, same fatigue and heart symptoms
6th – basically over, but still fatigued, and getting night headaches
7th – over, but fatigued still and night headaches
8th – still over….but faigued and night headaches
9th – no symptoms..slight tiredness..but ok. (i decided to eat tons of red meat when I found out, a huge steak, lots of OJ (to absorb the iron) and eating my protein cereal without milk which has 45% of the iron i need.
Anyone ever get this??
Today is the day before my period and I’m back to how my sorta normal one was…spotting today, feeling tired. Nothing interesting. I have my NEW obgyn appt on the 29th…so if they test me for anemia it’ll be more accurate since it’s AFTER my period!
The symptoms were pretty scary I’m almost thinking if i happens again I should go to the walk-in at my doctors office.
Sorry this is so long, but I know there are others out there!!
PS – I’m not on birth control, we are TTC early 2014…and I will be starting prenatal vitamins.. we aren’t preventing pregnancy either, so if it happens it happens.