This is @allure_renee
's story my fellow fibroid sister😊. This picture was taken after she had her first surgery where about 12 fibroids were removed from her uterus.. "Diagnosed with fibroids in summer 2014 and my fibroid was about 7cm. My cycle was normal - every 28 days for 7 days, but I had heavy cycles with clots. I had lost 50 lbs, so my diet changed and I had lost weight, but my fibroids didn’t make me think anything abnormal was happening and I was not educated about fibroids.
2016 - fibroid was about 8cm and ultrasound showed that it was degenerating. Symptoms became worse - heavy bleeding, swollen abdomen, fibroid pain, blood clots, irregular bleeding. I was suffering from iron deficiency anemia as well. So, shortness of breathe, cold hands and feet, heart palpitations, noise in my right ear, and always tired.
2017 - I was getting monthly IV Iron Infusions, ended up getting an emergency blood transfusion, so OBGYN put me on a low dose estrogen birth control even though I knew better. Bleeding was still heavy and was advised to double up on birth control. Worse advice because I was feeding the fibroids. One day I was bleeding for an hour and a half non-stop, which caused me to miss work for a few days. Fibroid grew to 13cm, stopped BC and started Lupron.
Lupron - I had night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and my cycle never stopped but I could manage them. Lupron for 9 months - shrunk to 10cm.
The surgery was an Open Myomectomy. Procedure done on 8/24 with 2 surgeons and removed 12 fibroids from inside my uterus." I go through the same symptoms as Allure and I am glad that there's someone like her that I can share my experiences with because sometimes it's hard to explain to people who don't understand what exactly I go through☺
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thank you babe hope you had a smooth recovery😗😋😍❤👸🏽