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After I had my first child at 23 my periods begin to change I had to get up every hour and 45 minutes through the night to keep from bleeding through my pajamas and the bedding I always put down a bed pad to try to protect the sheets and bedliner because that’s how heavy I bled and that would be two days but it would take me a day and a half before I would start flowing like that knowing I would lose two nights of sleep and could not function properly for those two days for running to the bathroom every hour and 45 minutes 2 hours I would be trying to grab a towel and run to the bathroom with blood going all down my legs I live with this so there were no rest for 2 days at all every month I suffered over 20 years
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