I'm 47 years old and for the past year or so I've noticed great irregularity with my periods. Sometimes i'll just have spotting or a scant flow for a few days and other times I'll have these episodes of flooding with huge clots. I spoke with my doctor about this and she says it's very normal. My tests are OK, but I am anemic from the heavy periods and take iron 3x/day. I can't take BCP's because of other medical issues. Has anyone had these wild,long-lasting periods with huge clots? I trust my doctor but it's nice to know about others my age who may be going through the same thing. I always feel like I have to be near a bathroom when this happens as I can be changing the tampons/pads every hour or 2. It's very annoying to say the least!