flooding periods

by Karen
(england)

For the last four years iv suffered from flooding periofs with lots of clots . Iv had to have time off work due to this. I have a small fibroid the size of a pea.my cycles are between 28 and 30 days. I was given mini pill to help but that made my periofs worse.I haf to take norethisterone to stop bleeding which worked with in the first 24 hrs.I think I don't have enough progesterone in my body and I'm sure I don't ovulate either..after many trips to my doctor I get nowhere they just try to push me to have ablation which I think will only cure a symptom and not the problem .I have been thinking of trying mirena. I also have several symptoms of perimenopausal nights sweats ect. I am 37 and these symptoms have gradually got worse over 4 yrs.I have asked to be prescribed norethisterone to take on selected days through my period but they won't give them me. Plz help

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Apr 25, 2013
flooding periods
by: Wray

Hi Karen Norethisterone is derived from testosterone, so can have some androgenic properties. Fibroids are caused by oxidative stress, so large amounts of antioxidants are needed to reverse them. The most important being vitamin D, as you live in the UK your level is probably low. Please have a test done. For more info on vitamin D levels, test kits etc see the Vitamin D Council, GrassrootsHealth and Birmingham Hospital. Blood levels should be 70-100ng/ml (175-250nmol/L) and not the 30ng/ml (75nmol/L) most labs and doctors regard as adequate. The minimum daily dose should be 5000iu's per day, although recent research indicates it should be 10,000iu's per day, see here. Birmingham Hospital send out test kits for £25, and the results come back via email. It's possible a lack of vitamin D causes fibroids, taking it certainly causes them to shrink, see here, here, here, here, here and here. Please avoid the Mirena. It does not release progesterone as many women are lead to believe, but a progestin called levonorgestrel. This has been shown to lower progesterone levels, plus impeding the blood flow in the uterine arteries, see here and here. Levonorgestrel is derived from testosterone, so has androgenic properties, which can cause hair loss. This is the prescribing information here, and please see here too. You might like to read these comments here from women who've used the Mirena.
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Apr 25, 2013
flooding periods Part 2
by: Wray

Hi Karen Progesterone will help the Peri-menopause symptoms, the night sweats and Hot Flushes etc. But it also stops heavy and/or continual bleeding. About 400mg/day is needed. There are other nutrients which help too, which would be a good idea to take as sometimes progesterone is not enough. These are all described on our Menstruation page, which also gives more info too. If you'd like to chat to someone in the UK, please contact Julienne via her website here. Take care Wray

Apr 25, 2013
flooding periods
by: karen

Hi wray I am aware that I need progesterone but what di I do for birth control

Apr 25, 2013
I sympathize with you
by: Kara

I just want you to know that I sympathize with you because I have had this problem too for the last 5 years. It was just recently when I got checked out by a medical doctor that had a medium sized fibroid which they say was causing the flooding and of course prescribed the drug progestin. DO NOT TAKE PROGESTIN. I started on my quest for an answer to my health problem and was determined NOT to go the medical doctor's way which is always some kind of procedure and drug. I started my research pretty early on with finding this site and a couple of other sites which are also referenced on this one and was convinced my hormones were out of whack mainly because I was ESTROGEN DOMINANT. I have been using roughly 200 mg or more of the natural progesterone on this site every day for the past 6 months, also I have been taking DIMPRO Estrogen Metabolism which works really good for me, as well as Vitalizym (systematic enzymes that break down the fibroid,supplementing with SSS Tonic iron (the only liquid iron you should be taking that fights anemia), Liquid B Vitamin supplements. My last two periods have been normal - not heavy at all and how relieved am I!!! Pls try to follow the advice here and do it naturally (even if it takes 6 mos like me). Its so worth it.

Apr 26, 2013
flooding periods
by: karen

Hi wray I have just been to my doctor this morning she niw says my fibroid is 5 n a half cm by 6 cm . Is that classed as big. .they hav also agreed to test my homone levels in three wks time and anemia . I have had to push for these test to be done .I they tried to get me to go back on mini pil which I refused as I don't think the dose is anywere near high enough

Apr 27, 2013
flooding periods
by: Wray

Hi Karen Fibroids can vary from less than a cm to over 20cm, so yours is on the smallish side still. I'm not sure what you mean when you say the mini pill is no where near high enough. It does contain the correct amount of progestin, it's dangerous to go much higher. The only test you really need to do is vitamin D, please get that done too. For advice on Contraceptives please look through this page we have. Take care Wray

Apr 27, 2013
flooding periods
by: karen

So why did the mini pill make my periods longer and still bleed the same if not more?

Apr 27, 2013
flooding periods
by: Wray

Hi Karen I still don't know what you mean, the mini pill contains a progestin not progesterone. I would never advise taking a contraceptive. Take care Wray

Apr 27, 2013
flooding periods
by: karen

Taking the mini pill caused my periods to be longer like for three wks and they were heavier than before ?

Apr 28, 2013
flooding periods
by: karen

Hi kara. Do you think that your fibroid may have reduced in size and that's you periods have been lighter ?

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