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My period is too heavy, what can I do?

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Question - (19 January 2009) 6 Answers - (Newest, 20 June 2010)
A female United States age 18-21, anonymous writes:

I'm kinda scared right now because I'm having my period, and it's the heaviest one I've ever had. I've been filling up a pad within just one hour. I'm not exaggerating. I don't want to go to school tomorrow, Cuz I don't know how I'm going to get through it. My period's too heavy. Anybody else have this problem?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (20 June 2010):

Okay. Im on right now i started today. But mine are really Heavey. its really scary. but Try putting to pads on :)it feels kinda like wearing a nappy but it Helps.

if that doesnt Work then get another pair of Knickers and pull them close up high. :)

^ they help me. hope they help you x

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A female reader, kikikat88 United States +, writes (10 August 2009):

Hi, the same thing is happening to me. I don't really know what is going on but my mom said its okay as long as your stomach doesnt hurt and i dont mean cramps. Also before I didn't get any stuff in my pad overnight but since i got a heavy one it was fillled and i had to change it twice in the same hour.

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (29 January 2009):

i had that problem a couple of time so i ended up going to the doctors and they gave me tablets to calm it down and it helped..x

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A female reader, EmKateLeonard United Kingdom +, writes (19 January 2009):

Tell your mum honey, we've all been through this and its horrible but at least if you tell her you can stay of school. When it happened to me I was at school and it was so heavy that I used a pad every half hour literally. I ran out and no one could lend me any so I had to lie in the medical room squirming for like an hour and a half before my dad picked me up... embarassing! But there see, it happened to me and it happens to us all. It probably won't be like this again for ages so don't panic love xxxx

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (19 January 2009):

I honestly wouldn't worry about it. Everyone gets heavy periods every once in a while.

If you donn't wanna go to school tomorrow, tell your mum about it and then she might let you have the day off.

If your next one is really heavy as well then maybe get it checked out, but I wouldn't worry about it.

x

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A female reader, lah mouw United States +, writes (19 January 2009):

lah mouw agony auntI had then problem one time when I was younger and I ended up in the hospital because when I actually told my mom it turned into a serious problem.

If you haven't told someone already, please do. Bleeding this much may cause you do become anemic so you REALLY need to tell someone. It's nothing to worry about though so just relax. Make sure you drink a lot of water, use those SUPER pads and try elevating your legs to maybe reduce the bleeding a little bit.

good luck.

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