Heavy bleeding really sucks. The constant worry of it seeping through your clothes, that weird hot flood of blood when you stand up, the extreme lethargy! Many women end up too scared to leave the house as a result. But how much is too much? I have a medical reference book that says “if periods are reported as unacceptably heavy, then they are”!
Don't panic! Unless of course you think you might be unexpectedly pregnant. In which case, panic and pee on a stick!*
For some, their pain is reassuring. A physical sensation that reminds them of their strength as a woman. A reminder their bodies are powerful and trustworthy. It knows when to deliver itself of an endometrial lining which wasn't needed.