[identity profile] shinedsprite.livejournal.com
Hey everyone, I have a question!
I was prescribed the microgynon pill to delay my period as I'm going away this Thursday for two weeks and can't really be on.
Unfortunately, I think she told me the wrong thing! I have only have about a 21 day gap between each period which meant that I would come on halfway through. The doctor said to start taking the pill the first day of my period before I go which was the 6th June. So I did that, but I have now been on my period non stop since then! It was very brown/black at the beginning - which is unusual for me - and on recommendation from a friend, I stopped taking the pill last friday. Now my period seems to have gone back to "normal mode" so is now red. I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm going to have to be on at the beginning of the trip, but will my period last as long as it would normally? Or i have managed to freakishly mutate my cylce?
Please help!
[identity profile] frolicnaked.livejournal.com
I noticed this while I was clearing out some of my clothes for Goodwill or other destinations yesterday.

Some of my dark pants -- the ones that end up being my "period pants" precisely because blood stains don't show on the outside -- have strange stains in the crotch and inner thigh regions. They're the same kind of "bleached out"-looking stains that are on my black underwear. The ones on my underwear I know come from the bacteria in healthy vaginal fluid creating hydrogen peroxide, which can end up bleaching the material.

But. Is it the same bacteria present in menstrual blood... and in large enough concentrations for them to be bleaching my pants? Or is something else the cause here? (I'll note here that when it comes to laundering my pants, the bloody ones get soaked in cold water for 20 minutes as soon as I can, then get washed on cold with dye/perfume free detergent. I don't think either of those steps is causing the bleaching.)

More importantly, is there a way I can keep this from continuing to happen to my pants? They are more expensive to replace than underwear. Also, while it does not seem to happen to my dark jeans, I cannot wear jeans every day of my life. (Also too, and maybe more interestingly, it does not happen to my dark colored cloth pads, which often sit for a day or so before I start soaking them.)

I realize that the optimal solution is never to bleed on my pants. However, until my uterus gets on board with that plan, it is not going to happen. Same thing with the next best option, soaking while the stain is fresh: I soak as soon as I can, but that's routinely several hours from when the stain occurs.

Solutions for preventing bleaching blood stains? Thanks!

Cross posted to [livejournal.com profile] vaginapagina and [livejournal.com profile] menstrualhut.
[identity profile] horse-crazy34.livejournal.com
I stopped taking "Quasense" birth control pills (they are the ones that make you have a period every four months) in December of this last year, 2007. Since then I have been having problems with my periods for the last two and a half months. Now my periods have been consistently 3 to 4 days late at least. The reason why I stopped the birth control pills is because they were making me gain a lot of weight and I couldn't lose that weight even when I was on a very good diet and exercise regime. Since I have stopped the pills, I haven't been able to lose any of the weight. What I want to know is, why are my periods happening later and later than they are supposed to? Is this happening because I stopped taking the birth control? Has anyone had this happen before?

PMS help?

Oct. 20th, 2005 02:19 pm
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[identity profile] taldragon.livejournal.com
Premenstrual syndrome

Helen Pidd
Thursday October 20, 2005
The Guardian (www.guardian.co.uk)

Up to 80% of the western female population experience pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) at some time in their lives. While a hotwater bottle and a bar of chocolate is the remedy favoured by many sufferers, anecdotal evidence suggests that nutritional therapies (already widely used) may be useful. But could chomping on chowmein be the answer? A little study conducted by a gang from the Institute of Psychological Sciences at Leeds University suggests that consuming soya protein (specifically the isoflavones, or secondary vegetable substances, contained in the food) can reduce premenstrual swelling, cramps, headaches and breast tenderness.

Milk it
And while you're at it, grab a milkshake. A project carried out by the Department of Public Health at the University of Massachussetts suggests that a high intake of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the risk of PMS, though the researchers admit that large-scale clinical trials are needed.
Feel the burn
A successful experiment from a small hospital in South Warwickshire proves that thermal ablation - a procedure that reduces excessive menstrual bleeding by inserting a catheter and balloon into the uterus - can be undertaken in other primary-care settings with excellent results.
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