victory vampire (baxaronn) wrote in vaginapagina,
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Ridiculous menstrual bleeding - is there anything that can be done?

ETA: The bleeding seems to have stopped, finally, and I haven't fainted again or anything, so I think I'm going to be all right. Thank you all for the advice, though!

I've been bleeding fairly heavily for a little over two weeks, with some pretty impressive clots. I also have what I think might be symptoms of anemia - I'm pale and shaky, and I passed out earlier, though I can't be positive it's related.

I would have made a doctor's appointment by now, but... I had to leave home abruptly, and right now I'm crashing on the couch of someone I don't really know, in a city I don't know, with no transportation and absolutely no cash (so going to a clinic is out). I was hoping to get it checked out in a week or so when I'm with friends in a more familiar city, but it's gotten kind of scary over the past few days - I'm bleeding through super plus tampons in anywhere from two hours to half an hour, with golfball sized clots.

Is there anything I can do to lessen the bleeding a little so it's tolerable? I'm at a point where I'm barely getting any sleep because I'll ruin the sheets if I don't get up every few hours. I read that NSAIDs can help, but I take meloxicam daily for something unrelated and it clearly hasn't done anything for the bleeding.

What do, VP?
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