Patient :I am a 48 year old female and clearly perimenopausal. For the past year i have had heavy periods, I guess I lack progesterone and have iron-deficiency anemia. The progesterone cream works a little. I have done accupuncture, progesterone cream, herbs on and off but still heavy periods. I started counting how much blood loss and I estimate about 900ml in total per period which occurs every 27 days. I am on my fourth day of my period right now and I estimate I have lost 500ml of blood already and this could go on for 10 days!!!! I can't take this any more, the fatigue, my depressed mood, no motivation, my boyfriend is about to leave me. I can't do the non-bioidential hormones or really any hormones as the progestin gave me the worst pain. I am losing about a fifth of my blood a month (I am 145lb). What do you suggest?
Symptoms: Excessive blood loss, iron-deficient anemia, insomnia, fatigue, waking up at 3am with heart racing, barely being able to get it together and generally just feeling in a pissed off mood!
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