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    TRACYDUKA   12,052
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Today was a good day! :D

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Today, I got up early, got in some cardio. Then when wee man got up, we ate a little breakfast then went out and we planted some plants. We planted some tomatoes and flowers. :) His favorite part? Soaking everything with the garden hose. *L* But that's alright. Getting some natural Vit. D in. Enjoying the cooler mornings before the sun decides to bake everything. Ugh! 90F days in April is insane! It worries me, because if this is any indication of summer, our electric bill is going to be OUTRAGEOUS!

My leg is feeling a lot better. It only bothers me FIRST thing in the morning before I take my anti-inflammatory. After that, so long as I move or keep it up, it doesn't bother me. Leaving it down without moving or if I sit in my computer chair too long it hurts.

Ladies, I have a question. If you suffer from heavy periods, what do you do for exercise during those days? Do you just not exercise? Lighter exercises? All I know there are times I am afraid to even stand up. I had an IUD placed on Friday to help with it, but they said it could be 6 months or longer before I get any REAL change in my periods. I know this is TMI. I'm sorry, but I would LOVE to exercise, but over 40 days with over 30 of them heavy, makes for very little exercising. And I can't lose weight well, without getting in some exercises, especially core exercises.
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TRACYDUKA 4/6/2012 6:11PM

    Tammie, the pill used to keep my periods under control. Then after Nathan was born, I was having 2 periods a month while on the pill. So everyone agreed that I should get off of them, and let my body rest a while before trying something else. Well, last May my periods started getting heavier and longer. The sad thing is, when my periods are at their heaviest, I'm wearing 2 overnight pads and I'm changing them out every 2 hours. Any sort of exertion and I have to change them immediately. I'm hoping that the Mirena changes that so it's not so bad and I can exercise.

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TAMMIEANN76 4/6/2012 12:00PM

    Hmmm, my periods have been under control since I've been on the pill, so I don't know what to tell you.... Maybe use the overnight pads while you exercise and stay home/ close to home. Have you heard of the Leslie Sansone Walk off the Weight videos? I've been told there are some on youtube if you want to check them out before you buy them. The videos have 1-5 mile walks on them that you can do in about 3-4 square feet of space....

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TRACYDUKA 4/4/2012 12:18AM

    Mirena is the one that is approved for heavy bleeding. I couldn't do Paraguard anyway. I have too many metal sensitivities for me to even be remotely comfortable with that being in my body. I have PCOS which for some reason since my son "reversed" and I was regular for around 2.5 years when suddenly it went nuts and I started bleeding super heavy and my periods went from the typical 7 or so days to 45+ days. She put me on Birth Control pills, though her first option was the IUD. The powers that control the money wanted the pills first. Then I developed a blood clot in my right leg. So, no more pills for me...ever. Thankfully, the Mirena is what is offered to those with blood clots. So far, so good on the IUD. It's too soon to see just how well it's cut down my periods. But the doctors told me it could take some serious time before it happens. So I was curious what others did during those "times".

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CORTNEY-LEE 4/3/2012 11:26PM

    which IUD did you get? Did you get a copper one or mirena?

I take Sesonique for birth control, and I get a period once every three months, and it only lasts about a day. Most of my friends that have Mirena do not get a period.

Best of luck to you!

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