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Delayed periods with large clots, heart palpitations, migraine headaches, weakness later. Should be concerned ?

Hello... Ive always had a regular 26 to 28 day menstral cycle with the duration being about 4-6 days. However, my current cycle was 10 days late and arrived without the normal tell-tale signs of breast tenderness for a full week before & abdominal/lower back cramping on the first 2 days. When it began it was light but bright red as always... The flow stayed light for 2 weeks then it increased to what would be my typical day 2 & 3 flow. I also began to pass very large clots several times a day... without any cramping. I am currently on day 25 & don t see any sign of this subsiding. In addition, for the last week I have experienced heart palpatations with SOB at what would be normal tasks for me like walking the stairs in the parking garage, showering & cooking dinner. And Ive had miagrane headaches , General overall weakness & quite a but of trouble focusing on details while at work. I am anemic & suspect that the massive amount of blood loss is bringing on some of these more recent symptoms. I m also suspecting Menopause since I will be 45 in 3 weeks. I m trying to get in to see a Gynocologist but, its a waiting game at best... in the mean time I m curious as to what, if anything can be done to slow down or stop this flow & help me get some energy back. I would also be curious as to if there are any other situations that may mimick the symptoms I am having & If I shoould be concerned to the point of visiting an ER? Please advice. Thank you!
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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The heavy periods and increased blood loss from the body has caused all the symptoms that you are having. If the bleeding has stopped completely then increasing your fluid intake and iron supplements will help in improvement.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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