I am 48 years old, and always had heavy bleeding, have been diagnosed with cysts over the years, had one removed off the left ovary. Then was diagnosed with fibroids on and off, I seem to be able to keep them down with natural progesterone cream and diet change.
The ob/gyn wants to take my uterus and doesn't support me at all. I only go in once in a while to make sure everything is ok and get a pap, they always scare me because I bleed so badly. I used overnight pads and soak through them for 3 days every 2 hours or so.
I am borderline anemic most of the time, but eat to accommodate for that, keep trying new iron supplements but don't seem to digest them well. I bled all through the month of April, the first time for that so I went to the Dr. at the end of April, they did a pap, it was normal, they insisted on a sonogram of course and it was fine although for years now they can't find my left ovary???? but say it is fine. Also did a daggone uterine biopsy and it was fine too.
But have no answers as to why I bleed so much. They told me they would give me a d and c if I come back, also they did the fsh and other blood tests and I got a letter that said I was really close to menopause. I think I am the only person who is very pleased with this news.
But anyways, then I had no bleeding in May at all...hip hip hooray!! But then I started this Friday and its Monday and I am flooding out of night time pads again. I wonder if it is something in my diet or anything I can change before I go back to the ob/gyn. I want to exhaust all healthy...natural and supplement etc. before I let them do anything else drastic to me.
I am really pale and uncomfortable but not dying, I take Tylenol because I get serious stomach pains with anything stronger. I also take ostiobioflex every day and was wondering if it could have something to do with it?? I read it contains fish oil.
Is this just premenopause? I feel like I was tested for everything and if I just ride this out I will stop all together soon anyway!!