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3/27/13 3:03 P

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:) Thank you for replying. I am only 23, so I hopefully menopause won't be a worry for a long time. I have a feeling Anemia could be the reason why I was feeling so lightheaded. I feel like the blood loss triggered it. I have had bouts of anemia since I was a child.

It does help to know that others do understand.

I am doing much better now.

Thanks again everyone.






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3/25/13 11:14 P

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I have had both PCOS and hypothyroidism for many years. I experienced some really heavy bleeding like that as I was going through menopause - along with one period that just would not end (20 days straight!), but only for a few months. I think you are right to consult your docs about this, as soon as you can - I was anemic because of the prolonged blood loss.

Please let us know how you are making out, hoping you get some good answers!

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3/25/13 2:42 P

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Thank you for the suggestions & prayers. :)








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3/24/13 5:44 P

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Blue Star, I know exactly how you feel. I don't have hypothyroid either, and notice I am so much better with as little gluten as possible. It's not TMI. That's why we are here. It's a place, that is safe, and we're hear to help each other with this. You relayed what you needed to relay maturely, and appropriately. Thank you for sharing with us. It's depressing, and definitely a downer when our body is losing blood. You can't leave the house because you know in 5 minutes, or an hour, you're going to have to change your clothes. It sucks. No other word for it. I am praying for the period to stop. I know that it's important, and about every 6 months I'd have a really, extremely heavy period and I learned that it was my body's way of getting rid of the build up that wasn't being excreted on it's own. I don't have it this bad often, anymore. But when I do...it's awful. I'm tired, frustrated, irritable, grumpy, emotional, drained, depleted, etc. My husband sometimes has to get things for me because I'm just too weak. But just know...there is a day coming that it will be better for a while. Make sure to eat plenty of veggies and fruits and drink lots of water to help with rebuilding your system so that the recovery doesn't take as long. Praying for you, love.



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3/24/13 2:19 P

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I have not been diagnoses with Hypothyroidism however I have tried a lot of different things for controlling the symptoms of pcos. The most amazing results that I have gotten came with a completely gluten free diet. A friend recommended it because it helped her. So as soon as I started the diet, I went from 32 to 35 days cycles with 5 day heavy periods to exactly 28 days cycles with 3 day relatively light periods. Now, every person with pcos seems to have it to a different degree and has different results but you might try going GF and see what it will do for you. If you do try it, I would love to hear how it affects you.
I hope it gets better for you!

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3/24/13 1:42 P

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Hi everyone. I wish I was posting under better circumstances but I am not.
After getting diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and getting on the right medicine, my periods were lighter for a little over a year but this month, it's back & very, very heavy. PCOS and Hypothyroidism are thought to be related and both can cause heavy periods.

I can't even leave the house. This is TMI but I will double up on pads or triple them & I still bleed through my clothes in less than an hour & when I say bleed through, I mean A LOT & I refuse to wear depends or whatever. NO! emoticon I am calling the endo tomorrow but I don't know if he will be of any help. Sometimes, this lasts for only a week or it will last a week, go away for a week, and then come back for another week and sometimes it lasts for 3 weeks straight.

Right, now I don't work & I don't know how anyone is able when they bleed like crazy. School is different because you can leave anytime, take online classes, take a leave of absence, etc. You CANNOT do that at a job.


I just want a normal life! emoticon

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