Hi everyone. I found this board looking for info on how to STOP bleeding! I know, not really smart. You guys seem like you know a lot, so here I am. I'm hoping someone can help me.
Here's the deal - I've had irregular periods for the last 12 years (since I had a baby and immediately went on Depo). My periods were awfully heavy and inconsistent... Gyno said take advil to slow it down, it worked. I stopped getting depo after the 3rd or 4th shot because I couldn't take the month long spotting/light bleeding followed by normal periods.
Anyway, I'm not trying to have a baby, but Vitex was recommended to me in case we ever decided to have another. It's obvious I'm not ovulating correctly, if at all, because I could go 2 months without a period or have it off and on for an entire month. And I think it would be nice to ovulate and have a normal cycle for once. So I started taking Vitex 3 weeks ago. Tomorrow I will have had my period for 14 days. It is by far the heaviest, grossest thing, ever!
I'm crampy when passing clots (which are large sometimes) but when I'm not I feel fine and no loss of energy. (besides the fact that I'd rather climb in a hole than go in public for fear of an accident)
With how heavy this period is, I stopped taking the vitex 4 days into it, I could come up with no other reason and I didn't know what else to do.
If I take advil regularly, the flow slows down a lot, no cramps and I have peace. When it wears off, it starts all over again.
I'm not happy, but I want so badly for Vitex to work and I'm scared to start taking it again.
Can anyone help? I am so tired of bleeding.
Edited to add: I'm 30 years old and I'm on Adipex for weight loss - don't know if that makes a difference.