I've been on my period for about five and a half weeks. My periods have always been irregular and long, but I think this cycle in particular was caused by some steroids that I took for an allergic reaction to shellfish about a week before the bleeding started. My doctor told me that steroids can increase estrogen and cause uterine wall buildup, etc. I went to see a gynecologist last week. She didn't seem concerned; she told me to wait until this cycle finishes, and then start a regular cycle of Prometrium.
But I'm still
bleeding, and it's showing no signs of stopping. I believe I'm becoming quite anemic. I'm on 650 mg of iron supplements a day, but I'm increasingly tired, dizzy, and headachy. My question is, if I go back to see my family doctor or my gynecologist, is there something they could give me that could STOP this insane period? Is that what I should be doing? I'm worried and confused, and I'm going to college in a few weeks, and this just can't keep happening.
Thanks for any advice!