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Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #12924

  • aurehsalla
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I'm on the pill and due to the way i take it (i run 3 packs together before having a break - my GP and haema are fine with this) i can generally dictate when i have my periods so that the 2 days of bed-ridden agony fall over a weekend so that i don't have to take time off work.

but then a couple of weeks ago i noticed a bit of brown discharge which has since developed into a period - i've continued taking the pill as it seemed to ease off after a few days but then got a bit heavier again. it's been light compared to a normal one, but it's just taking a damn long time to finish and just a bit confused as it started while i was still on the pill - so i've been bleeding for over 2 weeks now with no sign of it ending, so i've stopped taking it in the hope that this will help speed it up a bit. and will go back on it when it's all finished.

anyone ever had anything like this before?

last count was 32, i've got a few bruises, but they're from knocking myself on things - there's no petechiae which is usually my alert of a really low count. seeing my haema on friday morning.

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #12946

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goodluck hope you have a high platelet count,i was 36 count now i supposed to have my menstrual period last feb 20,but my haema told me to take a pills on feb 19 so i did,and my mens dont come,but theres a little brown spot sometimes,whatpills did you take for now?

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #12956

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I'm on Ovranette. It's a combined pill.

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #12984

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I think when a period last for over ten days you need to get checked out. Can be a sign that your platelets are low. I had been given some meds that are to slow bleeding down, i will see if I can get the name of them. I had them as my periods were lasting a long time.

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13000

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(please forgive the graphic details)

I think the reason it's so slow (and it's usually like this) is that it's very viscous. There's not a lot coming out (need a pantyliner rather than a pad), so therefore it's taking longer.

What I'm querying is the fact that it happened while i was still taking the pill, when what supposed to happen is i stop taking it and then a few days later the period starts.

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13001

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I would see what the doctor thinks about it coming when it shouldnt. Ihave the opposite problem I am not taking any birth control and Im not getting my period normally at all. They told me not to worry about it but how can i not worry? Im 31 years old and in a committed relationship where we dont use any method of prevention. Its kinda in Gods hands you know!!! So im a little nervous about this as I am under going Rituxan currently as well!! Good luck to you!!

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13029

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i want to know that too shen,

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13038

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Well according to my haem nurse, given that what i started with was probably old blood rather than fresh blood, then it's probably just that my body had decided that it was time to get rid of it. Has happened before once or twice, but that was before the ITP.

But count is at 34, so I'm stable :)

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13163

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Before I was actually diagnosed with ITP, I was having issues with Fibroids on my Uterus and they put me on the Deprovarin shots to prevent my periods. It was great the first 3 months, but at about the 5 month mark, I started continous break through bleeding. Like you say not a lot but enough that I had to wear a light day pad all the time (nd of course the other issues from having dampness in that area continously). It really wasn't as much blood as the lining of the uterus sluffing off. You may want to discuss the timing of your cycle with the gyn.
"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them have never happened.\" — Mark Twain\\\\\\"Worry is a misuse of the imagination.\" — Dan Zadra

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Re: Never ending period..... 11 years 8 months ago #13188

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I dictate my own cycle - I have periods as and when it suits me. It's just not practical for me to be taking 2 days off sick every few months let alone every few weeks. The pain is enough for me to black out (which has happened on public transport before) and my doctors have been super helpful and told me 'it's one of those things'. And as the ITP means I can't take ibopruofen, that rules out a lot of period-pain-busting medication. So I don't really have a cycle per se.

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