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12/10/08 5:56 P

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You are not alone. I had my daughter in Oct 2007. I bled everyday until about Sept 2008. Some days were light, some were extremely heavy. Only way I knew if it was my 'period' was I'd cramp sometimes, about every 4-6 weeks. I have been on Metformin about 2 months and it has gotten better. I stopped the constant bleeding and now my cycle goes about every 5-6 weeks. I do cramp worse now, but owell.



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12/3/08 2:55 P

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Anytime I had them before they completely stopped, I would skip 4 or more months at a time, then I'd be on mine for at least 2 months straight. I was simply told at that time, I was too young, and it would fix itself in time, or I just wouldn't be able to have kids. 7 doctors later, no one was willing to help me then either. They put me on the pill to try to help, but nothing did. Then when I was 18, they just STOPPED. I'm 28, and have only had 1 on my own since my 18th birthday. Otherwise I only have it when I'm on the pill or they give me the meds to make it start. Even at that, when I'm on the pill, they're usually random if at all, and when I do have them, they still stick around for at least 3 weeks at a time. I feel your pain!

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11/23/08 5:38 A

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I had my period for 6 months and heavy! that's how i found out i have PCOS. Those 6 months were horrible! I couldn't do anything. I could barley stand! I was in constant pain. now ever time i get a heavy period I'm scared it wont stop! emoticon

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8/31/08 2:50 A

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It will happen someday--just not today and just not at that hospital. I had a D&C 4 years ago. I've had about 8 of them in my lifetime so I know how it works. I've had this happen before as well.

Right now I am not bleeding and haven't been for about a week now. Why have surgery and screw that up? If/when the bleeding gets out of control again...I'll deal with that later. I'll go into the ER if I have to and have it done.

I hear your concern, but decided against it for now. Maybe early next year will be a better time for me. I also believe that it might not have been a polyp, they weren't for sure.

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8/30/08 10:56 P

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Please, please reconsider your decision to not have the surgery to remove your polyps. Polyps do not go away with time and diet change. They do, however get larger with the irregular periods we have.

My story: I started what I thought was a period. My thought at the time was "Finally, it's about time." It had been six years since my last one. I had seen doctors about the amenorhia, but they all said the same thing. Because I had started having periods at an extremely young age, 8, my body was catching up with itself. When my latest period wouldn't quit and the flow only got heavier and heavier, I finally went to a doctor. It took four days, three doctors trips, 5 doctors, and a trip to the ER to finally get a doctor who would listen. He saw me that morning and did the D & C the same afternoon. The final result of the biobpied tissue that was removed was that I had a polyp burst. Had I not found a doctor who listened, I would have died... My PCOS was diagnosed as a result of this incident.

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8/30/08 12:43 A

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Glad BC pills are working for you. I hope all continues to improve.

I was suppose to have surgery to remove some polyps in my uterus, well I chickened out on Tuesday and didn't do it. I'm not bleeding right now, so I am hoping that my bullet dodge was a good choice.

I'm working on changing a few things in my own diet plan to try to improve my overall health. I feel weak and tired today but we have been doing a lot of shopping the past 2 days and my feet have put on a lot of miles.




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8/29/08 8:09 P

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Happy to report that overall the bleeding has stopped. My body is getting used to the new BC control pills and I'll see how I do. This week I started to have some spotting but i have some hormone pills that the gyn has prescribed in case this happens and well...now i'm on day 4 of taking them...if this continues over the weekend...i'm going in next week to see him. I have started on the low glycemic diet and its doing wonders for my overall moods and fatigue on that PCOS front.

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8/25/08 2:42 P

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I've suffered from heavy periods my whole life. I think at times I will bleed to death --and a couple of times I came real close. I've had to have blood transfusions to bring my blood levels back up.

I can't even count how many times I've had a D&C. I think it is 9 more more, and I am having another one on Tuesday (tomorrow) to stop the bleeding again. I've been bleeding everyday since May. Doctors are slow to do anything because they don't have many patients like me.

Actually I've never met anyone who has had so much trouble relating to cycling. Either I don't have them at all (I like that part) or I have them nonstop (yuk!)--oh how fun!




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8/25/08 12:45 P

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I was the queen of unpredictable periods lasting for too long. I would have a period for 3-4 months then another in 2 weeks. Now that I am on Metformin it is like clockwork. 3-4 days only and it happens on time every month. :D

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8/21/08 3:28 P

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I had this problem until recently. I had to go off of birth control pills because they were triggering severe migraines. I initially went on birth control pills as a teen to regulate my periods and to eliminate menstrual migraines. About a year and a half ago I started having cluster migraines where my head hurt for weeks at a time. Switched birth control pills left and right, tried the lowest dose of estrogen possible...and then finally decided to try no birth control just to see what would happen. The migraines went away - but the bleeding came back. My last period went from mid-June to just ending last week. My OB/GYN tried progesterone-only pills, too, but those didn't work. I finally had an IUD inserted, since it's one of the only non-estrogen methods available to me. It wasn't much fun - but the bleeding has stopped, my periods will be more lighter and shorter and will eventually go away completely.

I don't have a problem with having my period - it's getting rid of it that I do have a problem with!

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8/19/08 11:25 P

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I'm the same - I was first diagnosed when my mom took me to the doctor after having a heavy period for 6 weeks. The pill normalized things after a couple of months. Now I'm on metformin and my period is a normal length (~5 days) but comes every twelve days or so. ugh.

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8/18/08 11:12 A

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WOW, I thought I was the only weird cyster that had this problem... I had a period for about 6 months straight after I got off of BC. Metformin stopped it, but then now my cycles are like 50 days long, and I've gone as long as 3 months without a period... I need something in between! :D

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7/1/08 7:42 P

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I understand exactly what you mean and trust me - you are not alone. For about an entire semester in college I bled so badly (and nonstop) that regular iron pills couldn't help my anemia and I had to get an IV-iron infusion. (It scared me because both my primary physician and my ob/gyn said I was days away from having to get a blood transfusion.)

I tried to go the road alone and when I couldn't handle it anymore (like walking to class, running errands, etc.) to manage my daily life, my sister had to come and help me out a couple months. (Bless her!)

Seriously - going to your ob/gyn is the first step. If your doctor was a quack (like mine was) than get another one and keep bugging them until they do something about it. When I look back on those awful times, I want to kick myself for not having seen them earlier.

Right now I'm on YAZ birth control (Yaz and LoEstrin24 are the only bc pills I can take w/out being sick and nauseous 24/7) and it's working great to control the heavy periods. Perhaps you need a different bc pill?

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6/30/08 10:50 P

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My sister had that problem. She has PCOS too. They measured the lining of her uterus and it was super thick. They did a D&C, but that didn't help. FINALLY, they put her on a few birth control pills a day to stop the bleeding. It did stop and she was able to just take one a day. She stopped taking the pill recently and got pregnant the first cycle off the pill!

Seeing a doctor is a good idea. They do have options out there to get it under control if you wish to control your fertility. My sister went to a fertility doctor even though she wasn't ready to try for her second yet. He confirmed that she should take the pill the way her reg. OB prescribed. He also started her on Mertformin for the first time. I think that might have helped get things under control too.

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6/30/08 3:20 P

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You're not alone. I've been spotting since the beginning of May, before that, I had a horribly heavy period in April (2+ weeks of it), and another period just like that at the end of January. I can't take hormonal BC pills, and my doctors don't seem particularly concerned at this time, so I'm sort of left to my own devices on this.

Honestly, I'd rather have almost incessant spotting than those scarily heavy periods tho!

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6/30/08 9:40 A

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The last few years I would go months without a period, and I have gone almost a year without one many years ago. I was diagnosed when I went in with my first never ending period. I went on progesterone to stop the bleeding which worked and then birth control for a couple months. Now I'm back to relatively regular but heavy periods. PCOS sticks some days. emoticon

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Never ending bleeding, had that from June 2004 till May 28th 2008 ... nothing would stop the flow, not going of Depo Provera, not even Lurpon (though that did give me a few weeks off from bleeding - but is so cost prohibitive, it was not a option for long term use), even an Endrometrial Ablasion didn't stop the flow (actually it made it 10 times worse, went from several pads a day to a pad an hour or less).

Finally got it all stopped, never to be seen again in my life time ever. Got my reproductive system taken out, and bingo no more bleeding, no more periods, no more uncontroled bleeding out, no more need to buy sanatary napkins .. wooot!!!!

The deal with me is that I went from 1998 till 2004 without a period at all, might have the odd spot here and there (but I do mean a spot, something that I might catch in the wc, but would never show on a pad), doc's said welcome to being in menopause - alright fine with me (little did I know that wasn't the case).

Anyhow, after having periods from age 7 till mid teens and never knowing when I would have one, was no fun, could go months without a period, which in turned turned into years. All I ever got told was that get the weight off, and you will get regular cycle (right weight off, the fact that I was so active and bearing eating enough to keep a bird alive ment i was eating to much ... right, don't think so back then nor now - acutally think I should have increased my cals, might have made the differeance, that I leared of a few years ago .. aka increase my cals and weight comes off).

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All of this sounds scary! What do your doctors say? The longest I ever went without a period was one year and this happened twice in my life. Other times I had a period 1 or 2 times in one year. The past 2 years however, I have been getting them every other month or so. The Progesterone cream has really helped to regulate my hormones & to get rid of my PCOS, after many years of struggling with it.

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6/29/08 7:31 P

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I miss periods. Get periods. Get never ending periods. I have light never ending periods, and heavy ones. The longest was two months and a week. It is so annoying. Mine usually starts on vacations or holidays. I usually just sit and sit and wait for it to go away. Your not alone. PCOS loves to play all sorts of fun tricks.

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6/29/08 7:20 P

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You are not the only one to experience this. In late 2006 thru most of May 2007 I probably had about 1 month total where I was on my period. Talk about expensive--constantly was buying pads--couldn't use tampons due to the heavy flow. Finally towards the end of May 2007-I had a d &c and a procedure called Novasure. This is where they go in a remove the lining. Once you have that done you are supposed to have either no or very lite periods. Well, I still had a period until February of 2008-& was about to have a hysterectomy-when my periods finally tapered off. Now, I might spot once every couple of months-which I can deal with. I do still have worse cramps than I ever had before-but I will take them any day over the heavy periods.

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So, I am the "lucky" one. The one who gets the never ending period. What I have read mostly on here and in other sites...women with PCOS tend to NOT have periods. Well, when I was diagnosed my period was never ending and HEAVY...now this time around it was just medium-light and NEVER ENDING...anyone else in the same boat???

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