Novasure scheduled for next week
I am a 41 year old mother of 3 and I have been dealing with heavy periods my entire life. I have minimal cramping the week before my period and then my period comes and its like niagra falls. I bleed very very heavy for days 2-3 (as in I'm using a super duty tampon and a pad) and changing them every hour. Then it slows and can last anywhere for a totol of 7-9 days. I also pass clots which are sometimes the size of small walnuts (gross I know). I'm tired of the bleeding as I am also anemic (when first discovered my iron level was 4 and my hemogloban was 7..no one could figure out how I was still walking around). Anyways, I have to do something and I am tired of hormones. Birth control pills make my blood pressure go up, which can not be healthy. Normally my blood pressure is 110/70, but on the pill it skyrockets to 140/85. I thought about Mirena, but don't want to put a foreign object in my body. Tried the Nuva Ring..yuck. I am freaking out a little bit because I have read a lot of negative stories. Anyone have any positive outcomes? I am not looking for no period, but a lessening would be great. Oh..I have one small intramural fibroid and a larger uterus (size of 8 week preg), but my dr said those should not be a problem for the procedure. Any thoughts on this?
Last edited by kjrmom911; 04-08-2010 at 11:34 AM.