(Closed) Long period (today is day 19), seeing doc, just need support

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I feel you here. With my last fella we went through IVF which made me totally mental, the treatment was intrusive and degrading and in the end we split up after a miscarriage.

With my H2B I discussed sterilisation, and had it done last year. He already has a little boy and even went to the extreme of offering to have a vasectomy if I would agree to marry him. I couldn’t ask him to do that, he’s only 27 and I am 40 next year.

Long and painful periods are energy sapping and any pain involved can cause all sorts of upset, from a change in personality to weight gain and lack of sex drive. It’s not great for a relationship ready to move to the next level.

The doctor will be able to give you a diagnosis, hopefully it will be something simple and easy to treat. I would suggest going back to the coil if it worked for you, at least until you decide it’s time to go on to baby making.

But remember, it can take up to six months before whatever hormones are in the mirena (admittedly very low doses) to get out of your system and for things to go back to the way they were.

Wishing you luck at the Docs, and a speedy end to your current troubles.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

*hugs*

I hope that everything works out for you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m sure this must be scary and frustrating for you. I hope that the doctor can run some tests to find out what the cause might be and how it might affect your fertility. Keep your hopes up until you hear otherwise!!! GOOD LUCK and let us know what you find out!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Is your doctor an OBGYN or RE? If she isn’t an RE, I highly recommend going and seeing one (a good one!) right away. RE’s are generally (not always of course) much better at dealing with fertility issues, especially women over 35. They can do more tests and are used to dealing with more complex issues and having a more aggressive plan of action.  MY RE put me on the pill 2 months ago due to cysts. I couldn’t go forward with trying to conceive until the pill cleared up my ovarian cysts. I know how frustrating it is!! But I highly recommend a good RE!!! Good luck to you!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I went to a doctor for an issue completely not-related to fertility, (other than I want to find out what’s going on before we start TTC), but it seems like they usually try the least invasive, “easiest” tests first when there’s no clear diagnosis.  If that doesn’t take care of it, then they start doing more tested.  Just my personal experience.  

Good luck!  Hope the pill gets your regulated so when you come off it you have some success!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had the same problem in my early 20s, and I’m in my late 20s now. They put me on Loestrin Fe and had me start taking more vitamins. They did a vaginal ultrasound and biopsy…both revealed nothing.  The good news? The pill worked great and helped with other side effects I didn’t even realize I was having–like bloating, cramping, stomach issues, headaches, mood swings…i just started feeling better once I didn’t have month long periods!!!! When I went off the pull for a few months for another reason, the dr had me chart my periods and they were totally normally…so the pill fix and month long period thing was totally temporary. Good luck. **hugs**

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@KoiKove: I’m sorry. An RE is a Reproductive Endocronologist (fertility doctor). I know my insurance (Aetna) says at age 40 after 6 mos. of trying you are referred to an RE. So maybe you can see one next month? They are usually much, much better with these sorts of things. Like I said earlier, they have more aggresive and “fancier” (for lack of a better word) treatments. They can do amazing things. My doc actually told me last month we are going to be aggressive (and I’m only 33, almost 34). But I have the chance of fibroids returning. (Had a dozen of them removed last November thru major surgery) He put me on fertility meds and after a few months of that, I’ll move to injectibles and possibly IVF after another so many months. I know it is an emotional roller coaster. It’s just awful sometimes! Hang in there! πŸ™‚

ETA: I’m on fertility meds because I only have my left tube now.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

@KoiKove: Just wanted to let you know that just b/c you’re on an HMO doesn’t mean you can’t find a RE that accepts your insurance! Usually, when I see a specialist, I find my own, then call my Primary Care Physician (PCP) and ask them to send a referral to this doctor b/c I have an appt at this time. If you have any questions about the referrals, just let me know!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@KoiKove: Aw, that’s so great to hear she just had a baby after having the fibroid removed! I miscarried last summer and that’s when I found out I had a whole bunch of them! So far, they haven’t returned!!! But my doc said I’ll probably need a hysterectomy in the next 10 years because they will come back. πŸ™  This is the place to whine! Everybody is so supportive! I’m sorry you are going through this and hope the pill clears things up and you are on the road to trying to conceive really soon!! πŸ™‚

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