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September 2nd, 2012 (08:32 am)

13 days of it today and I feel like hell. I’m bleeding worse today than I was a week ago. Yes, I'm taking my iron pills like Smarties but they don't seem to be keeping up--I don't know whether taking the iron pills is simply making it worse. I feel like screaming because I had to go and have my Warfarin blood test on Friday. There was NO WAY I could have managed it unassisted, as I can't even walk into the kitchen without having to sit down, so I had to take Dad with me so we could pick up a wheelchair at the entrance. (The haemotology dept is about fifty miles from the entrance—ok, an exaggeration, but it’s the furthest away from the gate that you can get.)

Anyway, went and had the tests, and the whole day was stressful, as you can imagine—with Dad asking where we were going every ten minutes—but we got it done. I was even more exsanguinated by the time we got home and I was white as a ghost and exhausted.

Then this morning I got a letter from the Hospital saying that the blood sample was TOO SMALL and can I come in again asap. Seriously I could weep with frustration. Plus my Warfarin are nearly out, so I’ll have to ring the doctor and see what the solution is.

Why won’t it STOP?


Posted by: The Devil's handmaiden (seraphim_grace)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
call nhs direct!

I had this happen and my doctor sent me to A&E!
the whole going through the big tampon in five minutes
you might want to try using a mooncup, it'll probably give you about an hour with a pad
I am anaemic at the best of times, and I ended up getting an iron shot (that was hell)

call NHS DIRECT and ask for their opinion, it might be nothing, but it might be something and it gets you a quick opinion there and then
they will reassure you if that's all you need
0845 4647

if you can drink, go out and buy tons of guiness original, the one in the bottle with the yellow label, it's pretty much liquid iron, it is really good for this, although it tastes like swamp water
PHONE YOUR SURGERY AND DEMAND A NEW DOCTOR, A LADY ONE! because a woman will know how hellish it is and will come up with some sort of solution

a heavy period is one thing, two weeks of constant bleeding is not.

Posted by: Marion (aunty_marion)
Posted at: September 2nd, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: call nhs direct!

Hear, hear. Seconding this - that much bleeding is ridiculous, and is not just 'a heavy period'.

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