I have a very frustrating issue that no one has been able to answer for me thus far, so I thought I would ask you excellent people ^_^. I am currently on implanon as well as the pill ( Gedarel--to control my bleeding). I also take Mefenamic acid and Tranexamic acid to help with the horrid pains I get when I am on my period (still get some cramps in the early days, but that may be because I ran out of transexamic acid and haven't been able to get to the docs >.<;;).
My concern now is that, aside from being an absolute emotional failure around and during my period (honestly, it sets my already disordered thinking into absolute overdrive :/) is that I am so. tired. just before and during my period. For example, I fell asleep at 11pm last night, had a full night sleep, woke up at 9am, and am so tired. I feel sluggish and ill and generally awful, despite having slept for 10 hours :/ And today is a better day than most because I actually managed to sleep properly and didn't go to work today. It is just so interfering with my life and annoying and unpleasant. I asked at the clinic today, and all they said was "go to bed earlier, and do exercise". I have started doing more exercise, and I have tried to go to bed earlier, but nothing makes a difference.
I don't know if anyone else has had this issue and has any advice to give me. I don't think it's anemia because I don't bleed that heavily anymore, and now that my periods only last 7 days instead of months on end, I don't see how that would be an issue :/
(Edit: Changed greeting to something more gender-neutral)