Really Heavy Period... HELP!


Anonymous
on May 03, 2012 @ 07:05 pm

So, I'm 12 years old and have had my period since November 2012. It has been really heavy these past couple times, and I'm freaking out. I know it's completely normal, but I would die if I came home with red splotches on my pants. And trust me, it's almost happened a few times. Please don't suggest birth control pills or any of that stuff. I haven't tried tampons yet, but it might be a good idea, as swim team start in two weeks. Any advice? Thanks in advance:]
 


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Bren
Advise on May 03, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

Heavy periods can very common when you first start getting them I had this problem as well.You may want to talk to your doctor he she may try suggesting birth control but you can tell him/her you arent interested in that and ask for some other options.The reason I say to talk to your doctor is because if your bleeding heavy you can become iron deficient(anemic)and he/she may want to start you on some iron vitamins.But don't worry!!It is very common.They have many new sanitary options and perhaps just try a tampon for your swim days..Also drink peppermint or chamomlie tea for cramps or ibuprofen.good Luck!
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schoolmomof4
Heavy Periods are quite normal..... on May 03, 2012 @ 11:01 pm


It is unfortuantely normal unless there is SEVERE abdominal cramping involved (not just normal period cramps)... iron vitamins and chamomile tea work great as suggested above. If you are still concerned do not hesitate to talk to your doctor. Easing your mind will help your overall well being..... being stressed about spotting is not going to help at all. There are lots of options for tampons.... Tampax makes a super heavy flow type, that is what I use. Best of luck!
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jenniej
you can participate in swim team on May 03, 2012 @ 11:18 pm


I suffered with heavy periods for many years, and it wasn't until I saw a naturopathic doctor that she finally got them to ease up. In the mean time, I too was on swim team and found that tampons were a life saver. I was afraid to use them at first, but once I started I will never go back to pads!!! Things are a lot cleaner!!! I found OB to be the best product as it expands sideways instead of up and down, thus providing better protection. Also Advil will help to slow the bleeding (under any other circumstance it usually increases bleeding, but for some reason it slows it with menstration. Just take the 200mg every 6-8 hour for the first 3 days.
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AlexJC
Protection for Leaks on May 03, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

Most likely this is all very normal, your body is just regulating itself. Your period is still new so your body is trying to get into the swing of things so to speak. I'm a pretty loyal tampon user (tmi? haha) so I would suggest them because I find them way more comfortable and yes, if you're going to be swimming go for it. You're still young though and it can be daunting at first so don't be afraid to ask for some advice from your doctor or mom.

Tampons are good because you can get them in different 'formulas'. Meaning there are ones for light, heavy and super heavy flows. My number one tip is to double up with a liner. I buy liners and use them as extra protection with a tampon in case of leaks.

If your heavy flow is seriously disrupting your life, talk to a doctor, they may be to recommend something to help.
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