I’ve always had heavy periods. But these last few weeks have been the worst ever.
- 8th – 13th June 2017, slight/very light, gradually increasing.
- 14th June 2017 – 24th June 2017, extremely heavy blood loss, and passing frequent, massive clots of blood too. I felt light-headed at times too.
- 25th – 28th June 2017, I passed less blood/clots than last 11 days, this is now more of a “normal period”.
- 29th June – 1st July 2017, I’ve been losing lots of blood again, and passing huge clots.
Tonight, I sat on the loo, and the blood just poured out of me. I could feel blood clots dropping out of me too. This was the worst ever. I spoke to my neighbour, and then I called 999 to request an ambulance, at around 9:15pm. “J” asked me loads of questions, I described my blood loss over the last 3 weeks, as I’ve listed above. “J” asked me if I’ve just passed enough blood to fill a coffee cup/mug. I said I didn’t know, it was down the loo, I didn’t measure it, but I’d guess not quite enough to fill a coffee cup. I wasn’t feeling faint or clammy. “J” spoke to a paramedic, then “J” said the paramedic advised that I don’t need an ambulance. “J” advised me to ring 111 instead.
So at about 9:25pm, I rang 111, and spoke to a different “J”. Clearly, both “J”s read from the same script, and I was asked much the same questions, all over again. The most important question, it seems, is did I just pass enough blood to fill a coffee cup/mug? He didn’t specify whether he was referring to an espresso cup (small), or something larger (cappuccino, perhaps), So I assumed a regular mug size. Yet again, I said I didn’t know, it was down the loo, I didn’t measure it, but I’d guess not quite enough to fill a coffee cup. I wasn’t feeling faint or clammy. “J” said he’d speak with a Doctor, then I’d be called back.
At 9:42pm, Dr “A” rang me, he said as I don’t feel faint or clammy, he can do a letter for my GP, so my GP can arrange tests. I said: “So I have to keep pouring blood until I feel ill?” Dr “A” said my neighbour (who has offered to accompany me to hospital) can drive me to A & E if I’m concerned. I said my neighbour hasn’t got a car, nor have I. I asked Dr “A” to arrange transport. He’ll ring me back.
At 9:59pm, Dr “A” rang me back, he said he’ll arrange transport for me, for within 2 hours, to Good Hope Hospital.
At 11:51pm, a woman from the Ambulance Service rang me, she said they’re running a bit late, she asked if I was still the same, I replied it’s not currently pouring out of me the way it was when I rang earlier. She said they’ll try to get to me as soon as they can, if it worsens, call 999. I then went to loo, passed more blood/clots, while I waited…….