Heavy menstrual bleeding solution

Living with AUB

How can you cope with AUB?

If you suffer from heavy periods every month, you already know AUB affects every part of your life from your wardrobe to your sleep schedule to the way you socialize.

But you don’t have to plan your entire life around your period. There are many treatment options for women suffering from AUB. Talk to your doctor about finding the one that’s right for you.

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Self-care tips

You can help minimize the discomfort and embarrassment of heavy periods with these self-care tips.

Keep track. Complete our Menstrual History or record the number of pads and tampons you use throughout your period. Your doctor will use this information to determine how much blood you lose in each cycle.

Avoid aspirin. Aspirin interferes with blood clotting and can lead to further blood loss. Instead, take Ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Motrin) for cramps and headaches.

Eat right. Talk to your doctor about following an iron-rich diet or taking iron supplements to minimize anemic effects.

Chill out. Relaxation isn’t a cure for excessive menstrual bleeding, but putting yourself under too much stress only adds to your physical and mental discomfort.

Talk about it. Share your story with someone you trust. You may find that a friend or relative has experienced heavy periods as well.

Rest up. If bleeding is extremely heavy and disrupts your normal lifestyle, your doctor may recommend more rest.