Re: Extremely Heavy Periods and Multiple Tampon Usage...
There's this great thing I discovered at the pharmacy called the Instead softcup. It basically works like a cup to catch your period flow, and you empty it every few hours or so instead of wearing a tampon. I find that when my flow is at its heaviest, using the cup and a heavy pad works for me. The only thing is, using the cup takes practice and if you don't place it properly, it will leak. And if you don't remove it properly, you'll have a disaster on your hands. So you should practice inserting and removing them when you're not on your period to make sure you get the hang of it, and then start using it when your flow first starts, when it's very light.
I've had better luck with those and they don't irritate me like tampons always do.
I agree that you need to have some kind of diagnostic test run, however, to find out why you're bleeding so heavily. I realize you don't have insurance, but you have to find out what's causing such heavy bleeding. Mine was caused by having uterine polyps, which i've had removed 3 times. It can also be caused by ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids. All of these things can cause very heavy bleeding during a period. So, if there's any way you could go get checked out by a gynecologist, that needs to be a priority for you.