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As far as I know the inly medical ways to stop periods are hormonal or surgical.
Hormonal methods would be the same as the pill- contraindicated fof women oc my age .
And as i don't have 'problem periods' I wouldn't be considered for surgical methods.
What I need is sanitary towels that do what they should but they seem not to exist so I have to resort to dangerous methods to cope.
Go and ask your GP.
I find it hard to believe a 42 year old woman in the UK is unaware of any contraception apart from the pill though.
I have light bleeding for maybe 3-4 days, if panty liners stayed put and came with wings that would he sufficient for most days. Yes they are painful, but i don't think anymore so than any other women. Irregular yes, hence the '3 weeks on a towel' comment. In any 1 cycle there is a 3 week or so window m which it might start and the 3-4 days after that when whatever hrand i rry cannot be relied on to stay put or have the coverage needed to prevent leakage.
It's like that old bra ad about not heeding bigger bra but hetter bras. I don't need more absorbent towels just bigger ones but bigger in size always seems to come with more absorbencey which is, I assume, why i get thrush every month. I have also tried 'constructing' bigger towels by sticking several snaller ones in an overlapping pattern but i find that they stick to themselves bettet than they do to each other and they stray.
. My bearest sexual health clinc is listed as my GP, the next nearest is 3 hours away and only open on a Tuesday morning . However I'm nit looking for contraceptive, sexual health ir medical advice. Just a sanitary towel brand that works for me. The old kotex 1/2 ibch thick were almost there but also tended to go walkies
Are you trying to say my GP can give me advice on brands of sanitary towel?
Maybe ASDA Protective Underwear LARGE at 10 for £6 although pricy, used on heaviest days and maybe in combination with another pad, might work? HTH
I did previously look at inconcinence pants online but I got completely confused by trying to work out what simply stuck into exsiting underwear, what replaced underwear, what was disposable, what wasn't... it's a minefield. :-) Plus the sizing was challenging
I do sew so I could may my own resuaable ones but... I can't see me dealing with the fuss of washing them to be honest. I'm also puzzled by how they attach to the underwear without sticky bits- the instructions I've seen for them show them with poppers or velcro on the back but what stops them simply spinning round so the popper bit is on the inside?