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    Old 08-23-2004, 09:49 AM   #1
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    Please help me stop my period

    I am now 23 and have had irregular periods since I was 12...I would get one every other month or maybe every other 2...Now I have had my period for about 3-4 months with no signs of stopping...I also had my period for the whole summer last year...I figured it was the wedding planning that was stressing me out...and when I picked my hall my period stopped with in 2 days.

    Now I am married, and am very happy, but my period went through my wedding day and the honeymoon...I am overweight, but have always been overweight, so why would my period change from what it used to be of every other month to now everyday. I have not tried any dieting fab nor has my weight fluctuated since my engagement of 2 1/2 yrs...

    I just don't understand...However, my husband(love of my life for 7 yrs) has been very supportive...but we were planning to start trying to get pregnant this fall...something I have been looking forward to for a long time...So going on the pill is not an option for me.

    I did see a few doctors who all said If I want to get pregnant the pill would do me more harm than good, since I started out with irregular periods.

    please does anyone know what might be wrong, or how I might be able to stop my period?

     
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    Old 08-23-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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    Geez,,,,,what did your doctor say? Did he/she not think that it's weird that your bleeding 24/7? I think there may be something else going on that's making your period go on for eternity. I would see another doctor ASAP. Something doesn't sound right to me.

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 11:14 AM   #3
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    I was told its due to me being over weight...but I am not obese and I did not just become over weight either...I have seen 4 doctors all gave me pap smears...and they all seem to say either your over weight or its normal for you...but its never been like this...and I just don' know what else to do...

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #4
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    I would be INSANE if I bleed that often and that long. Are you bleeding heavy, or having alot of clotting? It just doesn't sound "normal" to me. I don't care how much someone weighs, bleeding for days on end is not normal.
    You will never get pregnant if you don't stop, cause you can't ovulate!
    Does it stop at all or do you bleed ALL the time?

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 12:36 PM   #5
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    I dostop on and off each day...it always seems like its ending in the middle of the day towards the evening...but then it starts up again in the morning..I have light days every now and then but its not a heavy flow more of a regular flow...I have just noticed some clotting real string like the last few days...I agree its not normal and I know something is wrong but all I get is its normal for me...but its really not normall...for me it was everyother month...I just dont know what to do...I'm looking at trying some herbal remedies...since new age medicine doesnt consider me abnormal yet.

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 12:51 PM   #6
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    Yeah, I don't know what to tell you. Unless you keep trying new doctors. I would definately go to a specialized OB/GYN and tell them you are trying to get pregnant. Maybe that will make them look further than just a pap smear. I am not a doctor, but know that what your going through is NOT normal.

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 02:25 PM   #7
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    Have you had bloodwork done to check your hormone levels? Being overweight, you may be producing too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. There could be many possibilities from something as simple as that or even a thyroid problem. A Pap test would not detect that...you need bloodwork done.

    I'd find another doctor if I were you. Doesn't seem like you're getting anywhere with the one you have. Maybe even an ob/gyn that specializes in infertility. You're lucky that you have youth on your side; I'm sure you'll have plenty of time to get straightened around so you can get pregnant. Best of luck!

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 04:06 PM   #8
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    Re: Please help me stop my period

    I'd go see your doctor and get on birth control. It's very common to be on birth control today, alot of women do it. It will regulate your cycle so you know EXACTLY when you're going to get your period and it can shorten/lighten it too. I'd talk it over with your doctor.

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 06:20 PM   #9
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    Have they checked your hormones? I don't see how they expect you to get pregnant if you are having your period every day?!?! Hypothyroid can cause long periods. Sometimes with PCOS you can get long anovulatory bleeds...

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 08:43 PM   #10
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    It sounds like you have a few symptoms of Poly-Cystic Ovary Syndrome - "PCOS". Do a search on google and you'll find a lot of links to explain it. I'm searching it out myself. It's more common for women with PCOS to have infrequent periods (which you had before), but for some their periods come every 2 weeks or are for extended lengths of time. Being overweight is another sign, has to do with insulin resistence or something.
    Last year I had a "period" that lasted 4 months, until I went to the right doctor who said "enough of that". She put me on the pill because I wasn't interested in getting pregnant at the time, but now that I'm off it I'm cycling normal, but not getting pregnant like I have in the past.
    Under PCOS these are the drugs used to make you cycle normal so you can conceive:
    "If the woman is interested in conceiving and prednisone or dexamethasone has not corrected the problem completely, additional drugs such as Clomiphene or Pergonal to correct the ovulatory abnormality may be necessary." http://www.infertilityphysician.com/androgen/pcos.html#pcos
    Search it out, there are other symptoms and you don't have to have em all. I only have 2 symptoms....
    Good Luck, and keep trying doctors till you find the one that wants to help you. You may need to go to a fertility specialist. They say many women don't find out they have PCOS until they can't conceive and go to a specialist who diagnoses them.

     
    Old 08-23-2004, 08:44 PM   #11
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    I would maybe look into going on the pill to regulate/get rid of your period, then going off the pill to try to get pregnant. I would worry more about getting healthy than having kids right now.

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 11:42 AM   #12
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    Sounds like you could have a uterine polyp. Do a search on that. Absolutely stay off the pill. You don't need artificial hormones messing up an already messed up cycle.

    kiki

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 02:50 PM   #13
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    im no expert but i'd say get a blood test, a simple blood test can give so many answers. its also used to test for hypothyriod (which a doctor once thought i had, but he thought this because of my fast heart beat), i noticed a couple people said that you might have hypothyriod.

    talk to a different doctor perhaps? tell him about your history and that you want another opinion. tell him this is not normal and something needs to be done because you want to have children sometime soon. that's what i'd do.

     
    Old 08-24-2004, 04:27 PM   #14
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    I did get a blood test by my regular doctor...everything came out find...thyroid was alright...I am definetly going to keep checking this board and doing more research...thanks for your support!!!

     
    Old 08-25-2004, 06:50 AM   #15
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    Re: How can I stop my period so I can have children

    well when I went for all my pap smears I also got an ultrasound exam of my ovarys to check for cycst s when I got my period for the whole summer last year...and they said it looked normal....so I don't know if that clears me of being PCOS...thanks for everyones input...I need all the help I can get!!!

     
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