4th period in 2 months

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-18-1998
4th period in 2 months
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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:42pm

Hi all, 

It's my first time at this board. I am desperately looking for thoughts. since January I have had 4 periods one light and three heavy. The heavy is not so unusual for me but the cycle is!

I have always had wonky cycles have had 2 D&C's in the past,  both helped but only for a short while. I have discussed the problem with my dr. before who refers me to the ob/gyn.

I feel like the best option might be an IUD?  She has clearly been steering me towards an ablation... The IUD would be expensive since it's considered birth control and not a necesary procedure( I think if she signed off that it was medically needed healthcare or insurance might pay for it) but at this point I don't care about the cost. I can't constantly have a period and all the PMS that comes with it. My two worst symptoms are severe migraines(every time I have a period) and moodiness(weepy to angry and back again in moments)

I just want to know that whatever I choose it will be a long term solution. 

P.S I am 37 yrs old, healthiest I've been since high school although I still have about 20 lbs to lose and have already lost 20 over the last couple of years. 2 kids, age 9 and 11. Both fairly regular pregnancies and births.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 6:54pm

Welcome!

Yikes!  That's too much to handle.  Curious why you think an IUD would help.  I've never had one.  An ablation would definitely help with the bleeding but not necessarily with the PMS. I've seen a couple women on here who have had great success with the ablation.  Have you thought of Depo Provera?  When I was on it, my periods stopped.  Does your doctor have any idea why you are having crazy periods?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-18-1998
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 11:57pm
I was hoping an IUD like mirena would help stabilize my hormones and control the periods. I have considered depo as well but wanted something more long term and removeable if it turns out horrible! My dr has tested a bunch of levels and always says I'm in the normal range(I hate that word) the range is huge I think honestly she's tired of seeing me and me saying the same things!
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 12:35pm
Well, it's her job to figure this out! It doesn't sound like you have anything to lose with trying the IUD. Like you said, it's easily removed if you have problems. Have you had an ultrasound to look for fibroids?

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