Re: Amount of bleeding abnormal???
Thank you, Slimseeker and Wizard, for your replies. Yes, the 2 T. doctor was male. And, it does make sense that the actual blood is a small amount and the other 2-3 cups is water, mucous, and stinky, clotty, stringy, messy, disgusting, what-not. LOL! What makes me mad is, why don't these "experts" elaborate and educate. The Kotex website comes across so "cutesy" I find it nauseating. All my life I've been educated that a woman menstruates once a month and around age 50 the periods begin to pause and eventually stop. I've always prided myself in being relatively healthy and "normal". My periods were always 28-30 days apart and normal, except for a 24-48 hr. migraine almost every month for 30 years (which no medicine helps, only nauseates). About two years ago, at age 47, my periods started coming 21-25 days apart and the migraines became mild and infrequent. I could live with that. Since the beginning of this year I've had 10 periods (in 6 months), as early as 14 days apart. These are full-blown, 7-10 day, crampy, bloaty, headachey, mind-racey, pad-soaking periods. I'm thinking, okay, where is the PAUSE I've heard about all my life??? Coming across occasional articles and searching the internet, I'm thinking - where is the education - why doesn't anybody talk about the truth? This website is the only thing I've found that actually talks about what REALLY happens. (I haven't done extensive research, but for most internet searches, you find pertinent, accurate information pretty quickly.) Then I read about the 2-4 tablespoons from the so-called experts. What a disservice. I'm just disappointed and frustrated with the silence that seems to be "out there" - it only perpetuates the feelings of "it must just be crazy-old me" we peri-menopausal women have at this age. Okay, I'm done ranting. I will educate myself as much as possible from this website. I will accept, and actually take comfort, that I AM normal, afterall. HAVE A NICE DAY, FELLOW PERI-MENOPAUSALS - LOVE YA! gramma2