I'm 38 with 5 teenagers, suffer greatly with heavy periods most often flooding, even clots! I have severe blinding headaches with them along with chronic lower back & limbs aching. Have always had very heavy periods right from the start (age 11), but have progressively got worse after my last child (now 13) to the point i wear a super plus tampon & super towel at the same time. Over exertion affects my flow greatly. GP has reconmended Mirena. I would rather have full hysterectomy; problem solved.. I've had my babies so whats the point of me keeping the system anymore!!!