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Question for 'Ladies of a certain age" xxx

Hi Ladies!

I’m 50 next month!!

I had the Mirena coil in for 6 years after chickening out at the very last minute from a full hysterectomy!

From horrendously heavy periods to no periods at all was utter bliss!!

Anyway - when trying to figure out why I was so ill all the time I decided to have it removed - I had just 1 singe period following removal and then nothing now for the last approximately 12 months!!

So menopause yes!! Well - No!!!

Yesterday I started bleeding heavily - then last night & today I’m bleeding horrendously - I have no way of controlling/containing it!!!

I’m actually talking bath towels under me!

This morning I’m in agony with my lower back & hips and can hardly walk!

Did this happen to any of you 'Ladies of a certain age" ??? xxxxxjenxxxx

Morning Jen

Firstly I think any heavy bleeding should be checked out by GP straight away.

It could be a number of things, such as; the start of the menopause, many ladies still have periods but less frequently for many years. or it could be your body has got rid of the hormone that is in the mirena coil and is now adjusting its self into its normal cycle.

I had a hysterectomy a fews years ago aged 28 ish and it was the best thing I did (sort of).

BUT: you do need to get any unusual bleeding checked out. A quick blood test should be able to confirm/ rule out menopause.

Good luck

Ppx

Hi Polly xxx

I’ve had so many tests for the menopause over the last couple of years as I’ve been totally convinced that some of my symptoms have been that!!

Every blooming time they come back normal!

I thought that seeing as I’ve had no period for over 12 months sine the coil removeal and after being regular & heavy all my life - this has GOT to mean menopause despite the blood tests!

But this has thrown me!

And it’s just not controllable! I’m supposed to be going in to work for my appraisal - but at the moment I can’t go 5 minutes withoout flooding!! I can’t stand up!!

Just spoke to my sister - this happened to my mam! She stopped having them for ages then literally hit 50 and had to be taken home from a jazz night in a terrible state! She never had another!

Hopefully this is the same for me!!

EEEWWW!!!

It could well be the beginning of the end…if you know what I mean. Just after the birth of my daughter I started getting really bad night sweats, burning feet and dreadful fatigue. As I’d had cervical cancer and treatment just prior to her conception I was worried it was back, or that it was the menopause, had lots of tests all were negative . (Lots of bleeding too) Now I wonder if it was my first relapse, or episode. As when I am unwell now I still get dreadful night sweats, to the point bed is actually wet. Sorry I digress, you should really get check out if it is heavier than a “normal” period. I’m sorry cant rember all your symptoms, I know your having the run around and see lots of different specialists. And you have a large pituitary gland. I would think that this new bleeding would be not helping your current symptoms if it is the menopause anything extra ontop of whatever is going on will probely exacerbate it. If that makes sense? Sorry if not so bl@@dy tired! Ppx

Eww Poll - yes - everything seems to make everything worse!! xxx

Last two ‘relapses’ followed the flu & the this one I’m just coming out of was after a car accident! Everything is buzzing with me this morning - I just hope this isn’t going to set me off!

I’m presuming the CC the reason for your hysterectomy? I had several ‘severe abnormalities’ reports after smear tests - many moons ago - I had lazer treatment/colposcopy etc. But it was one of the reasons they were keen to do a full hysterectomy as well as the heavy periods I suffered.

I’ll keep an eye on this - & go to my GP if it carries on xxxx thanx Pollxxxx

Hiya Jen.

When ever I have a chest infection, or any type of cold/ virus plays havoc with sypmtoms for sure.

And yes after tratments for CC it was just not to sucsessful so opted for hysterectomy.

Good luck with your work apprasial

Ppx

Jen can you ring your GP surgery and ask to speak to a nurse? That’s what our surgery do. I think you should speak to someone about it Xx

Hi Jen,

I would def. get in touch with your GP. I am 52…my periods just stopped when I was 49…no heavy bleeding or anything…not had a period since. (I am glad to say).

Hope you sort it all out soon,

Wendyx

Hi Jen I started the menopause aged 43 had a few on and off periods for about 4 years going months in between and then like you I had the most horrendous bleed which lasted about 3 or 4 days and that was it. I would get it checked out though. Karen x

Hi, I specialise in family planning and would urge you to see your gp asap.whilst the mirena is great at stopping periods …the fact you haven’t had a bleed for over 12 months would probably signify that you are indeed going through the menopause, the mirena once removed removes all hormones from your system so you won’t be having any knock on effects from that. Heavy bleeding is always counted as urgent and if you were ringing me up at the surgery I would be getting you seen by a doctor very quickly. Xxx

Thanks guys!

The mirena was awesome! I didn’t have a period for 6 years while I had it in!!!

I had a little one when I had it taken out 12 months ago but nothing since - so this is a bit of a surprise!!

It’s not easing & my poor back, pelvis & legs are killing me too - so I’ll ring the surgery tomorrow & try & get to speak to or see my GP xxxx

Make sure you tell them its urgent! You don’t have to tell receptionist why and if they are evasive make sure you get them to get tour gp to phone you.