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post #21 of 28
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I'm going to go with the ablation. I go in on March 12th.
i just scheduled an ablation-i would love to hear from you about how yours went and how things are now.
post #22 of 28
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I'm going to go with the ablation. I go in on March 12th.
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i just scheduled an ablation-i would love to hear from you about how yours went and how things are now.
I was just looking for my old thread. I never ended up going for the ablation because I had a breast reduction scheduled for 2 months later, so I didn't want two surgeries that close together.

Strange thing.....after the surgery we had a really stressful time with our house renos and I ended up gaining about 30 pounds and my periods got easier and easier, not as much flow, etc. I've now lost 14 pounds and each time I lose my periods get worse!! What the heck is up with that???
post #23 of 28
I ended up not having it. Increasing thyroid medication fixed the heavy bleeds.

it wasn't something I was thrilled about doing either, it was a last resort measure.
post #24 of 28
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I was just looking for my old thread. I never ended up going for the ablation because I had a breast reduction scheduled for 2 months later, so I didn't want two surgeries that close together.

Strange thing.....after the surgery we had a really stressful time with our house renos and I ended up gaining about 30 pounds and my periods got easier and easier, not as much flow, etc. I've now lost 14 pounds and each time I lose my periods get worse!! What the heck is up with that???
Have you seen this site?
http://www.ctds.info/menorrhagia.html

There's lots and lots of information there on bleeding. Hope something there helps.

Body fat stores estrogen, so I'm wondering if, by losing weight, you are mobilizing any estrogen that was stored.

Looking at this site, I'm also wondering if you've tried any vitamin K...? or vitamin B6...?
post #25 of 28
I like chinese medicine for this, a combination of acupuncture and herbs.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by babygrant View Post
I was just looking for my old thread. I never ended up going for the ablation because I had a breast reduction scheduled for 2 months later, so I didn't want two surgeries that close together.

Strange thing.....after the surgery we had a really stressful time with our house renos and I ended up gaining about 30 pounds and my periods got easier and easier, not as much flow, etc. I've now lost 14 pounds and each time I lose my periods get worse!! What the heck is up with that???
Oh, I forgot what might be obvious....how are you eating differently when you are losing weight (and afterwards) vs. before when you are gaining weight?
post #27 of 28
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Oh, I forgot what might be obvious....how are you eating differently when you are losing weight (and afterwards) vs. before when you are gaining weight?
When I'm gaining weight I eat crappy foods. NOthing healthy at all. Lots of chips, lots of chocolate, etc. Really...it makes no sense to me! Now I"m eating really healthy. Lots of salads, lots of healthy fats, plenty of healthy proteins.......
post #28 of 28
Had Novasure ablation & Essure placement 3/12/10. I've never heard anything about this not being a permanent solution before. I had severe anemia - barely able to get out of bed, heart palpitations, etc. and could not tolerate iron supplements. I have to say - I feel wonderful! It took two months for my body to get restocked on iron. I have energy to spare. My periods still last 5 days but I only need more than a panty liner for one day and even then it is very light. The only problem I have is with cramps the day before my period. Before the surgery, I would take a Pamprin and move on. Now, you'll find me slumped over, bug-eyed with a bottle of Vicodin in one hand screaming "Is that all you've got???" at my uterus. It only lasts a day though

Oh, by the way - IV sedation, painless procedure. I never took anything heavier than Motrin 800 for pain (which is why I still have a whole bottle of Vicodin).
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