My period is happening a lot. I'm 45. What can I do about it? Details inside.
I've asked a couple of anonymous questions over the past year or so having to do with my period and my stage of life:
-- This is me
, wondering if I should still be on the pill at age 44.
-- This is me,
having decided to go off the pill at age 45 then not getting my period for 6+ weeks.
Shortly after that 2nd question I had a gyno check-up. She pronounced everything just fine, and said yeah, it might take a while for your period to get back to normal, or not, and to just see what happens.
Now I'm getting my period every 18 days or so. It's HEAVY. Really unpleasant. (I'm also noticing that the ovulation, um, juice -- what's it called, the clear discharge you get around ovulation time? -- is ridiculously copious. Like, comedically copious. Like, what the hell is all of this dripping out of me?!?)
I thought these aging period issues would focus more about things slowing down and being irregular -- not speeding up?!?
So what can I do about this? I really, really don't want to go from now until whenever menopause kicks in with such frequent, heavy, repulsive periods. I have another gyno appt, but it's 10 weeks away. (!!!) I don't think she'll put me back on the pill because I'm obese and because I've lately been dealing with elevated blood pressure (controlled with Lostartan). Are there other options?