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    Hi monkey, I used to use maternity pads. I used to have such a bad af, it even got to the point where I set my alarm every couple of hours to wake up so I could change....otherwise it'd be a massive mess....sorry if tmi. Anyway, I had suffered this from day 1 when I got af at 13. I found going on a particular pill helped. I also had a laporoscopy this year & found out I had bad cysts & endo. This was all removed & now my af barely lasts 2-3 days. It is such a difference. What I'm trying to say is please see a specialist (ob/gyn) as the gp's never took me seriously (they thought I was over exaggerating). I wish I had done this years & years ago !! Good luck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothel View Post
    I use 2 maternity pads, overlapping in the middle, stuck to my normal knickers, but then I put a big nanna knickers over the top. It helps hold everything in place.
    I do the double knickers too! However my periods are not as heavy as you describe so only get leakage sometimes.

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    Mooncup!! I cannot recommend them enough. And also easy to combine with a pad if necessary, although they hold way more than anything else does anyhow!

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    Another thing to consider, blood tests showed my iron levels were crazy low, which my Ob said was due to heavy periods caused by the fibroids. I ended up having an operation but for a while I took tablets to help my blood clot more. Sometimes the Pill can help, if you are not TTC. Please do see someone. Honestly, I reckon at every check-up doctors should ask "and how are your periods?".

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    I had an ultrasound today for pain during sex and just pain in my tummy normally and heavy periods (and ive been ttc 14 months, which isnt normal for me) . Im working on it but, yeah they dont take me seriously. They havent for years. Went to a gyno and was referred to a sex therapist because, without even testing me apparently there was nothing wrong with me. Im 22, so still young so i think that has alot to do with why they don't pay attention to me.

    Will see what comes from the ultrasound. It doesnt look like my uterus did the last time I had one. Will try some of the suggestions.
    Thanks girls. Oh and im pretry amazed at how many of you use 2 pads at night. Must be a sign that the companies need to improve their products.

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    Can you get a referral to a new gyno?

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    I just double fold a towel and put it under my pelvic area. Catches any overflow and saves the sheets


    The problem with lying down is that blood flows towards the anal area so you have to put the pad a lot further back than you do when you're awake and standing/walking around etc.


    Also try making a T with two pads - one were you normally put it and then another one sideways across the bottom of your bum to catch it.

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    Last edited by Liddybugs; 27-04-2014 at 20:02.

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    I agree with everyone to see a specialist, but in the meantime would also recommend trying a menstrual cup. I use MeLuna and find them really comfortable.

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    I tried them after giving birth and found them great. The only time they leaked was when I put a nice pack in them to help with the swelling (lol) and I should probably have known better. I found them comfier than a pad and felt more confident knowing that I wasn't leaking everywhere every time I moved. It feels a little ridiculous and I wouldn't wear them under tight clothes but I will use them again next time for sure.

    Eta: hubby didn't blink an eyelid and I suspect he would rather sleep next to crunchy pants than have me leak in the bed! but after watching me push out a 4+ kg baby I could probably have got away with anything!
    Last edited by Mathermy; 01-10-2013 at 07:08.


 

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