Heavy periods: when to be worried?

Hi! Sorry for the TMI in advance…

I suffer from really heavy periods. I get through a super tampon in an hour or two sometimes, and when I stand up and have a shower in the morning it feels like a ridiculous amount of blood.

I don’t want to go back onto hormonal contraception (it didn’t really help anyway), but any tips on how to make it more manageable?

Hey Ellen.

I’m in the same boat. Nothing I’ve found has actually made much difference to the flow, but:

  • Organic tampons seem to have helped with cramps and irritation with having to constantly swap them compared to the standard ones.
  • Period pants are a lifesaver. I used to dread sleeping on a heavy period but I use Modibodi’s overnight ones and they’re AMAZING.

Hope that helps <3

Thanks @Amy01 ! I love period pants, so that’s a great shout. Will try the eco tampons too :slight_smile:

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Hopping in here @Ellen1001 as a reminder that you can talk to your GP or a medical professional at any time if your heavy period feels like something you need help with, or you’re uncomfortable at all. They’re there to help manage those tricky mega-periods!

Hey Ellen,

I second the period pants! I really love mine, they also make me feel a lot more relaxed on my period. I also used to have really heavy periods and was on the pill. I found going dairy free helped lighten them, doesn’t hurt to try?!

Also I get most of my info from this hormone specialist

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