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I mean like a real fix to this problem that solves it for good?.<br><br>
This would be nicer then the surgery I had to planned to get when able.
 

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In other words too good to be true:<br><br><br><br>
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Our findings show that 99 per cent of the 187 women in our studies began their periods within three months of stopping taking the pill.<br><br><br><br>
THis is a not a permanent cure if the periods come back without being on the drug.
 

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What is your reason for wanting to stop your period?<br><br><br><br>
There may be something else that can help you get rid of whatever symptoms/side effects you're wanting to get rid of; instead of actually stopping your period.<br><br><br><br>
Also, I've read a bit about people who've been 100% raw on a raw food diet stopping menstruating after being raw for a while. That might be too "extreme" for you, though.
 

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Half of as much bleeding and twice as much living. It's a waste of time to lay around bleeding. Plus I have to constantly schedule my life around an extra health problem and be more limited. It serves no purpose then to cause disease and waste ones' life away being in bed.<br><br>
Who got to be a foreign exchange student?...not me..<br><br>
Who gets to be in the wilderness without worrying that you suddenly have to pack up and leave after a week or two?...not me.<br><br><br><br>
Like I said, I guess it's too good to be true and I'll have to wait untill I am able to have surgery to remove the offending parts that keep leaking. At least then I'll only have to put up with the non period bleeding.
 

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I think the problem is more in the attitude than the menstruation. Personally I've never been one to "lay around bleeding". My period is part of me and part of being a woman. I think this hatred that women are instilled with is a sort of internalized misogyny.
 

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Also, I've read a bit about people who've been 100% raw on a raw food diet stopping menstruating after being raw for a while. That might be too "extreme" for you, though.</div>
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amenorrhea is a sign that something is wrong in your body and shouldn't really be touted as a benefit of a raw diet, IMO.
 

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I don't "lie around bleeding." I do everything I do when I'm not menstruating. If you have unpleasant symptoms, maybe you could look into what you can do about that rather than trying to stop your period altogether. For instance, I always feel better when I excercise during menstruation. Although I wouldn't say I <i>love</i> my period (it can be annoying), I do like that I get it regularly because to me it's a sign of good health and continuing fertility (I want to have a baby and I'm getting up there in years).
 

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Also, I've read a bit about people who've been 100% raw on a raw food diet stopping menstruating after being raw for a while. That might be too "extreme" for you, though.</div>
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This does happen to a FEW people who go raw. I would suspect a nutrition problem in their case. But, most Raw Foodies do report much lighter, pain free, shorter periods. The latter I would find healthy.
 

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My hatred was instilled when I was torn away from soceity and the rest of my class as a ten yrs. old girl who was then saddled with heavy pads and blood rushes.<br><br><br><br>
The end results was being socially withdrawn, quitting phsycial activities and I suspect long term health damages as a result of all that life draining bleeding.<br><br><br><br>
You know what I'm not going to argue with those who WANT this lifestyle...Just that I don't and if such a drug cures what ails me, I'm going to take it and have a life.
 

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My hatred was instilled when I was torn away from soceity and the rest of my class as a ten yrs. old girl who was then saddled with heavy pads and blood rushes.</div>
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I can understand your bitterness about your period because I too was the first in my class to get it, which was pretty traumatic at the time. However, as I got older and started using tampons (much more comfortable than pads!), and started to feel good about being a woman and having the power to carry a baby, etc. the trauma faded away. If you don't mind my asking, how old are you? If you're still young, perhaps you just haven't had time yet to learn to really appreciate your body and to get past those early experiences. Having surgery to remove your ovaries is pretty extreme, and something that's not reverseable. I don't think a doctor would even perform such surgery without there being anything wrong with you.<br><br><br><br>
If the problem is that you have particularly heavy or painful periods, make sure to talk to your gynocologist about it. She/he will be able to provide suggestions and, if necessary, prescribe medication.
 

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This does happen to a FEW people who go raw. I would suspect a nutrition problem in their case. But, most Raw Foodies do report much lighter, pain free, shorter periods. The latter I would find healthy.</div>
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yes, I should've stated it that way. I apologize.
 

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I don't lie around bleeding, either. Nor do I interrupt my normal activities, i.e. camping trip because of a period. I actually got mine today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I'll still be going to the gym later on to swim laps.<br><br>
You wouldn't be a foreign exchange student because you get a period? Are you serious? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I believe even foreign people get periods, as well.<br><br><br><br>
I use a diva cup, by the way. Which only needs to be emptied in the morning and at night before bed usually.<br><br>
Nothing is interrupted.
 

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i've heard of women who go on birth control pills and skip the inert ones...<br><br>
that way you'd be period free...<br><br>
i'm not advocating it. i do not know the long term repercussions of such. i do know that it's been done though.
 

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Menstruation is a healthy part of a woman's life.<br><br><br><br>
I can understand being embarrased about starting your period early, I started having mine when I was 10 years old, too. I remember being so embarrased when I would have to go change my pad between classes or at lunch when there were other girls in the restroom. At my school, they didn't have the small trash bins in each stall like they do almost everywhere else. I had to wrap up my soiled pad really well and drop in the trash can before I left the restroom.<br><br><br><br>
You can still do everything you do while you're having your period. Swimming, bicycling, playing sports, running, bathing/showering, dancing, going out with friends, working, even sex if you want to (though it can be messy). Don't let a painful period or a bad first experience with your period hold you back.<br><br><br><br>
If I'm having unbearable menstrual symptoms, there is nothing like a hot bath or shower to help relax muscles. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are helpful, too. Adding extra calcium to your diet can help with cramps, too. See your doctor if you suffer with extremely bad cramps or very heavy or long periods.
 

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I lost my period due to the diagnosis of a disease, and eventually, my ovaries shut down. i'm going through menopause at age twenty-three, and now am at risk for things like oseteoporosis. be careful what you wish for.
 

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The only 'safe' way to stop your period is through hormonal birth control such as the pill or the depo provera shot. I have been on the shot for two years and do not have periods or spotting. This was a necessary choice for me because I am with a long-term partner and we do not want to have children yet, and I was having severe problems with my periods such as pain forcing me to sleep on the bathroom floor and severe irritable bowel problems. But the shot isn't for everyone. For the first three/four months I was on the shot I spotted non-stop. I have also gained 15lbs while being on the shot, my depression has increased, and I have to take regular calcium supplements because the shot can cause bone mass loss. It is just a choice you have to make on your own through balancing the benefits and side-effects/risks.<br><br><br><br>
But personally, I don't see a problem with people choosing to use hormonal birth control to stop or lighten their periods if they want. While periods are a natural part of a woman's life, what you also have to take into consideration is that only within the past couple decades have women been having such regular periods. Women used to have children younger and more often and breast feed when they weren't having children which caused them to not menstruate. Only within the past couple of decades have women had such regular periods, and girls are starting them younger and younger. I think there still needs to be more research done about the long-term effects of this. I'm just not completely sure if it IS completely natural or good for our bodies to be having periods as often as we do these days. Just my opinion.
 

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I don't see any benifit at all and never have. It wastes time, drains a body of energy and causes immune system problems.<br><br><br><br>
Then it breaks up life into blocks of time. At best I have two weeks and then the bleeding is back. I realize this isn't all period bleeding because that's physically impossible for a uterus lining to shed twice a month, but at least I'd get rid of half of the bleeding.<br><br><br><br>
The only real drawback I see is permanently putting a stop to them will interfere with reproduction. However as an asexual with no life, it's not a matter of if, but when and how it is eliminated from my life. It's very much a life quality issue.<br><br>
I was asking to be protected from this illnesss as teenager because for some odd reason I wanted to have a life and when I couldn't be an exchange student over this disease, I cried a lot. My brothers got to go places and I got to sit home and bled. When I see that blood I see wasted life. How I wanted to go places and be free from that bloody cage.<br><br><br><br>
But as I said it doesn't matter because this was just too good to be true. I sorta dread having the surgery, even if I find a way to get it done in my financial situations. Getting it done with a drug would have been nice.<br><br><br><br>
I'm too old to be an exhange student now so that part of my life has already been stolen, but I'd love to be able to plan a hike and not constantly have to schedule it around not only duties, but time blocks of when I'm healthy. As is, it's incredibly difficult to schedule and plan an extended hike. I recall speaking with people who did the Appalacian trail and them asking me what's stopping me from longer hikes?.<br><br>
I've had enough supplies with me to go on for three weeks, but my health totally limits that and that just sucks.<br><br><br><br>
Being able to hold a job down would be nice too. It's so complicated when you have to admit that you will drop out of the work force about every two weeks and you may be sick up to a week with a few health problems including a bleeding disorder.<br><br><br><br>
There may be some positive results, but so far I havn't found them.
 

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Hm. When everything's running at peak efficiency <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">, the problems you've mentioned aren't supposed to occur. Granted that's not always the case (trust me, I get it), but you shouldn't be bleeding so much that you have to stay home from activities or being an exchange student. Having your period isn't an illness. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Agreed that you should see a doctor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I don't see any benifit at all and never have. It wastes time, drains a body of energy and causes immune system problems.<br><br><br><br>
Then it breaks up life into blocks of time. At best I have two weeks and then the bleeding is back. I realize this isn't all period bleeding because that's physically impossible for a uterus lining to shed twice a month, but at least I'd get rid of half of the bleeding.<br><br><br><br>
The only real drawback I see is permanently putting a stop to them will interfere with reproduction. However as an asexual with no life, it's not a matter of if, but when and how it is eliminated from my life. It's very much a life quality issue.<br><br>
I was asking to be protected from this illnesss as teenager because for some odd reason I wanted to have a life and when I couldn't be an exchange student over this disease, I cried a lot. My brothers got to go places and I got to sit home and bled. When I see that blood I see wasted life. How I wanted to go places and be free from that bloody cage.<br><br><br><br>
But as I said it doesn't matter because this was just too good to be true. I sorta dread having the surgery, even if I find a way to get it done in my financial situations. Getting it done with a drug would have been nice.<br><br><br><br>
I'm too old to be an exhange student now so that part of my life has already been stolen, but I'd love to be able to plan a hike and not constantly have to schedule it around not only duties, but time blocks of when I'm healthy. As is, it's incredibly difficult to schedule and plan an extended hike. I recall speaking with people who did the Appalacian trail and them asking me what's stopping me from longer hikes?.<br><br>
I've had enough supplies with me to go on for three weeks, but my health totally limits that and that just sucks.<br><br><br><br>
Being able to hold a job down would be nice too. It's so complicated when you have to admit that you will drop out of the work force about every two weeks and you may be sick up to a week with a few health problems including a bleeding disorder.<br><br><br><br>
There may be some positive results, but so far I havn't found them.</div>
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