(Closed) Anyone else have long periods?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Mines is usually 7 days but only the first 2 days are heavy, the other days are spotting so its not that bad. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2025

Mine used to be very long. In fact, at one point, my period just wouldn’t frigging stop, which is why I got on birth control in the first place. 

Have you talked to your doctor about switching? I had to switch twice before I found something that actually worked for me. My periods aren’t wonderful, but I know when they are and I don’t have mind-numbing cramps anymore.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I feel your pain, mine is 7-9 days. Although for awhile I was on Loestrin, it shortened my period to 3 days and was AMAZING! Right now I’m pregnant and hoping that my cycle gets to be not so horrible once that’s over.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@pokie45:  Have you gotten looked at by an OBGYN?  Long periods can be a sign of endometriosis.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mine is 6 days long, every month like clockwork (I’m on the pill).  That being said, they are much lighter than they used to be.  I only have 1-2 “heavy” days which are nowhere near as heavy as they used to be before BC and the rest are just light, but steady, trickle days.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Mine usually lasts between 5-7 days (depends on the month sometimes they are only 3 days).  The first 2 days are heavy and then just a light period or spotting after.  Usually its just my first day or two that I have the cramping and am miserable too.  I found when I was on BC that my periods were actually worse.  I would bleed anywhere from 9-12 days and I would get my periods about every 2-3 weeks.  I finally just got off BC.

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