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VERY long periods- no cause, no cure

By May 4, 2010 - 2:16pm
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I have a huge problem, and I don't know anyone else that suffers from this. I am 23 years old and started my periods normal at age 12. Ever since I started, they have always been irregular. I didn't have a mother, so I never talked about it with anyone. THey were always super heavy and there was no telling when they would come or go. They would last from 1 week to 8 months, and be gone from a few days to a few months. There is no schedule at all. All these years and its still so unpredictable. I went to the doctor about 2 years ago because I got landed in the emergency room for low iron naturally. The doctors did extensive tests to see why I was bleeding so long. They did all sorts of blood tests, clot tests, x rays, invasive ultra sounds, specialists. Everything showed that I was perfectly healthy except for the low iron due to loss of blood. My ovaries and lining and blood counts- all was perfect. I'm perfectly healthy. So they tried doing a few hormone therapy birth controls, but even the strongest birth control didn't work- I bled all the way through. So they tried the methods that make you only have 3 periods a year but those still had me bleeding all the way through. The only way they'd stop is if I took 3 birth control pills at one time, which was too dangerous so I coudln't do that more than once. So essentially, they tell me there is no cause and no cure. I dont' know what to do, or if maybe there are some home remedies that could work better. I heard taking aleve, and a few other things. I'm just so lost.

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I am so sorry that you are experiencing this! It is great to know that you have been to doctors, who have run tests to rule out any medical conditions.

I will forward your question to one of our medical experts, and also see if there are any of our naturopathic doctors who are available to answer your question.

Hang in there, and we'll talk again soon!

May 4, 2010 - 2:35pm
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