... contraceptives, then depo provera shots, and had no further symptoms until now at age 22. Both oral contraceptives and depo caused horrifying depression. Now quite recently my symptoms have slowly started returning and I am terrified that my only other options will cause infertility. I cannot afford much as far as treatment and hospitalization and I just don't know what to do. Naproxen used to help in slowing it down and now it isn't doing anything. All i've ever wanted is to be a mother and now I'm worried I'll never get the chance. I just don't know what to do
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding - I was hospitalized and diagnosed with DUB at age 13 and was given?
- 15 Jan 2014 by charligrace
- 16 Jan 2014
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I'm assuming that the bleeding is down to a hormonal imbalance, & they've ruled out any other causes?
I've had the same thing on and off for years. I was on Depo to keep mine at bay.
After 18 years on Depo, I took the advice of a Doctor who works in complementary medicine, yet also used to be a pharmacist in orthodox medicine. His name is Jan de Vries, & he suggested a product made under the 'A. Vogel', label, called Agnus Castus.
Agnus Castus is a totally natural extract, & I buy that particular brand, & in a 50 ml bottle of tincture. You can find it in lots of health food shops & on websites, including Amazon. It's just from a plant.
I put 15-20 drops of the tincture in a small amount of cold drink, twice per day. It tastes pretty horrible, but I just drink it back quick. It brought my periods into a regular cycle, within a month or so. It has also greatly reduced my symptoms of PMS/PMT, which could be really bad.
Once you've been on it for a few months, you can half the dose, which keeps costs lower. It's not actually that expensive, though. I pay about £8 per bottle, here in England. A bottle will last me a couple of months, on the lower 'maintenance' dose.
I can now reliably predict ovulation (having learned the symptoms of my body at this time), & can reliable expect a 28 day cycle. I use the website 'My Monthly Cycles', to record my periods & symptoms. It's great for keeping a record of how your cycle is going, & charting your cycle to help when you want to predict ovulation & plan for a baby.
It's worth a try, if you've got to the point I did, where I was having medical procedures, investigations, & totally miserable.
I'll print a link to the product, & if the Admins allow it on here, you can read about it.
Hope that helps,
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