NWR, TMI – Problem w/ Periods. Do not read if easily grossed out.

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissCoffeeBean:  I dont have experience with this, but maybe try adding baby asprin once a day and see if that helps at all!?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I have regular periods but they were very heavy (and painful) the first day or two- huge clots, very heavy flow, then almost nothing for 2-3 more days. (I have endometriosis so this is not uncommon). I’ve also had a few cysts rupture over the years (but no PCOS). I started taking baby asprin daily a few cycles ago and my clots went away along with my pain. I now have normal flow and only moderate pain. I would definitely second the baby asprin as long as you don’t have any bleeding issues. Make sure it’s 81 mg, not normal asprin though.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

@MissCoffeeBean:  I didn’t realize you were in England. It may be 75 mg there, not 81 mg. It’s probably referred to as ‘low-dose aspirin’ also, not baby aspirin.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have very very heavy periods, painful, and full of clots.  I was never diagnosed with anything but told I could take Lysteda, a perscription.

Now i’m pregnant and thankfully don’t have to deal with those anymore. 

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

@MissCoffeeBean:  Haha, I can imagine the chemists interrogating you. Are you from the UK originally? I went to Ireland/Scotland on my honeymoon and came down with a wicked cold/sore throat. I went to the chemist to get some medicine and found it amusing how many questions they asked. So different form the U.S.. It’s nice to see that the pharmacists are informed and can help you find the right thing, but if you already know what you need I can see it being a bit annoying. They did give me these amazing throat lozenges that ‘fight infection and numb throat pain’. They’re to die for. We have nothing like that here. I bought another pack before I left so I’d have them the next time I get sick. When I run out I may have to find some way to smuggle some more back over here.

Post # 12
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Newbee

Can you not visit a GP in the uk, register as a temporary resident and get an appointment? I have little experience of non uk residents doing so but used to live with an Australian girl who did – she never even had to claim on her insurance or give policy details. Alternatively,  the pharmacists are good in some areas (we have 5 pharmacies in town, one is brill), you can request a private consultation free…. or go to a drop in family planning clinic. 

I don’t know which part of the uk you’re in but feel free to message me if I can assist you in finding the appropriate, hopefully free, help.

Post # 14
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Newbee

@MissCoffeeBean:  thats good, at least they let you make an appointment for as soon as you’re back. If you do want to see someone sooner just look up your nearest NHS walk in centre (no appointment needes). I’m in the north west and haven’t been in London since changing jobs 3 years ago but I have seen different ones when I’ve been visiting the city before. You may see someone like a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor but they’ll either have answers or refer you to see the doc. Fingers crossed things are ok for you, you’ll soon be heading back to familiar surroundings…but remember people wil help you here if needed!!

I hope you’ve managed to see a bit of the UK whilst you’ve been here, it’s so varied up and down the country. ..for a small island we fit a lot in!!!

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