Ibuprofen for heavy periods

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i am 46 years old and for the past few days i've been having very heavy bleeding during my periods and the pain is absolutley unbearable. i need to know what to eat and what medicine I can take.Every 2 hours or less i keep having to change my pads i also have to put two pads to make sure they dont leak out.
U do have to sit carefully for a couple weeks but small fry compared to the mega disaster that very heavy long periods was. go for the place with the best results for the op would be my advice. remember we are perhaps more likely to post to warn others of problems with op rather then when we get good results so you have to weight up what you have to gain with the likelihood of any complications. search/ask for current info on particular op and the percentage who are disatisfied after.
Fourthly, at first i thought it was just my imagination but then i realised it was real, the blood during my period was coming out my rectal area. So now during my periods, they were heavy, they hurt so bad i threw up, and they gave me diahrea with bloody stool. I went to the doctor saying i was throwing up, my stomach hurt, i had diahrea and i was on my period. He gave me a shot in the but and said i had food poisoning. Eventualy i got perscribed ibuprofen 400MG then 600MG for the pain.
For the last couple months I have been experiencing extreme periods. Very heavy bleeding (needing to change my tampon every 1-2 hours) and severe cramping. I can't sleep, can barely function at work. Midol, tylonal, ibuprofen, naproxen and heat packs don't help the cramping at all. I am 29 years old. As a teenager I had issues with cramping, though never this severe and these issues seemed to resolve in my 20's. I'm unsure if I should go into the doctor or wait it out a while longer.
The cramping and breast tenderness can be symptoms of your period, and usually some ibuprofen will work for that. IF your symptoms are really bothersome to you, and if your irregular period are not the "norm" for you, then you may want to see your GYN for an exam to make sure that everything is OK. I hope this information helps. Good luck.
I have been on my period for almost four months now, not heavy just spotting, although it does get heavy once a month. That week that it is heavy it is heavier than I used o get it before I got the shot, where I feel like I'm peeing on myself at times. I have gone to the doctor many many times, I have gotten ibuprofen, a low dosage birth control pill, and even estrogen, but none have worked.
I am a 41 yr. old newbie to the MedHelp Community so be patient with me as I navigate this site. My history in a nutshell is that I skipped May & June periods (this was strange but chalked it up to perimenopause) and then began bleeding July 11. I bled steadily with a few episodes of hemorrhagic bleeding, large clots, heavy cramping, etc. and finally went to my Gyn.
I have been having heavy periods for about 10 years now.They are getting worse each month.They last about 6 days, Heavy bleeding usually just 2 days. I can actually feel myself passing blood clots. When I am not mensturating occasionally I will get a sharp stabbing pain in my lower abdomin on one side or the other the with in the hour I will spot. Sometimes I will have a heavy mucus discharge for several days.
I've been having heavy menstral bleeding for 2 months now. I'm working with an OBGYN and I'm going in for a pelvic ultrasound in a week but still had some questions. This began the same time I started tapering off Effexor medication. I had a complete blood count done and everything was fine but my iron was a low normal, so they recommended iron pills. I started taking them for a few weeks, they didn't seem to help so I stopped. I started taking them again today.
I use to have really heavy periods with lots of clotting and last 5 days at least and heavy cramping to the point where I have to take 400mg of ibuprofen every two hours just to ease the cramps. now I'm down to 1 day of heavy and then spotting for 3-4 days it's not normal at all for me. I'm scared to try and conceive again because if there is scar tissue then I will just m/c again. Not having insurance really S*U*C*K*S.
I take ibuprofen around the clock for my Lupus. In 3.5 hours I soaked 3 super plus tampons and a maxi. I'll keep an eye on it and trying to stay off my feet. I am feeling weak and dizzy.
May's period was 5 days late, also extremely painful, but not heavy...strage? Now it is June and 5 days after my expected period. Nothing. Some back cramping, very little abdominal discomfort. Negative pregancy tests... Yesterday I found a lump inside my vagina, approximately 1-2" in, towards the back... Just wondering if anyone has any input on the situation since research is doing literally nothing for me...
thanks for your reply...I am 39 years old and have not had any symptoms until a month ago when it all started.
now, its not as bad as the 3 months. it lasts for up to 10 days and is still that heavy and i pass pretty big clots. 1 last week was the size of half of a dollar bill. i go to the bathroom and it just is like a faucet. the entire water in the toilet is colored and the clots are big. my leg throbs and still feels like someone is ripping it off. i take 2 ibuprofen and that helps the leg some. my question is, since i'm told theres nothing wrong with me..... what the heck could be going on????
I have been bleeding now for 17 days. It's so heavy I can't wear tampons because I will soak a heavy one in 30 mins. I went to the gyno and with out doing any test tehy just put me on Ortho Cyclen birth control. They put me on the pill while I wass still bleeding to think I would stop all this bleeding but it did not. After starting the pill the next da I woke up in pain, it felt like I was being punched in the stomach and could not breath.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
I was having extremely long periods. Sometimes a month long. But the periods were never heavy, so I was not aniemic. I have had all the testing to rule out cancer. That is not an issue. On March 8th I started bleeding heavily. The next day on the 9th, my husband rushed me to the ER, I was flooding everything and passing huge clots. My Dr came to the ER,,, after a carefull exam. It was decided that I was to start hormone therapy. I took 2 back to back prescriptions of hormones.
one thing to try is to take ibuprofen instead of aspirin for the first few days of period, it definitely makes them lighter. You can't take them together.
My job is stocking, so I had to take ibuprofen nightly for almost a month. Hair growth increase - Noticing more, darker, and quicker growth of hair on my legs and above my mouth. Definitely never been hair on my face before, although it still was very unnoticeable after this growth. Then the period of recovery (except for my sex drive). Now, I'm not feeling right again. I woke up once feeling absolutely cold, just freezing cold. I couldn't stop shivering.
They believe this is from years of taking ibuprofen for pelvic pain! I was put on a medication called Budesonide for a few months that has solved most of my GI symptoms. I have 4 children. The first 3 I conceived very quickly and easily. Then I waited 6 years to have my 4th. It took me almost 2 years to get pregnant, and I had a blighted ovum miscarriage with that pregnancy. It then took me another 8 months to get pregnant with my son. He is now 2, and I breastfed him for almost 2 years.
So I had a heavy opiate addiction for eight months. The last 3 of those was 3 days of use and 4 days of withdrawals, rinse, repeat. Eventually I reached the conclusion I couldn't stop on my own because I kept subjecting myself to that hell knowing what would happen. I went to rehab for 3 months. (the longest i made it on my own was like a week, popped 6 LTs, drank 16 shots of gin and did about 50 mgs of valium and ended up in the hospital. Then whisked off to rehab.
and expanded up and out to the right over half an hour--very typical, and my other two visual migraines, a month later and four months later, were basically the same, and I should say that around that time I was entering perimenopause full force, with heavy/irregular periods, thus hormone activity probably accounting for the new migraine activity).
I had similar pain, and i see that you have trouble with your periods, as well as P.O.S. Has your Gynocologist considered or tested you for endometrosis? I was in SEVERE pain with mine, and they could not find any other cause. It too caused heavy, long periods, among other things.
I have always had very painful and heavy periods (often very thick and dark red coloured blood), to the extent that I could not attend school or work on the first day or first 2 days of my cycle. For the past 10 years, I had been taking NSAIDs throughout my cycle to deal with the pain (I started with 250mg mefenamic acid 3 times a day and later switched to 250mg ibuprofen 3x a day). Since I started ttc, I have stopped taking any NSAIDs as I read they can interfere with ovulation.
I have always had very painful and heavy periods (often very thick and dark red coloured blood), to the extent that I could not attend school or work on the first day or first 2 days of my cycle. For the past 10 years, I had been taking NSAIDs throughout my cycle to deal with the pain (I started with 250mg mefenamic acid 3 times a day and later switched to 250mg ibuprofen 3x a day). Since I started ttc, I have stopped taking any NSAIDs as I read they can interfere with ovulation.
Has anyone decided to take medications instead of surgery? What I'm trying to say is to control the symptoms rather than opt for such a drastic measure such as surgery. I'm one of those people who do not like to take medications because of the side effects and what the meds may do to my health down the road. What kind of medications are available to treat chiari? Is it better to treat symptoms, or have the surgery and hope this eliminates the symptoms?
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All of these with contrast. He ran a ton of blood work searching for an answer for me and tested me for everything under the sun including autoimmune disorders. My ANA came back normal (always has every time it has been ran... even back in 2003). The only thing that flagged after 16 test tubes of blood was my PTT was slightly elevated. He referred me to a Hematologist after he repeated my blood work and my PTT was still elevated.
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