lillipets trip report FOR FEMALES ONLY!!!!

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Sep 11th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Boy Lillipets, that could have been dangerous, glad it was just a hemmorhage and not a REAL hemmorhage. That might be your "swan song". It happened to me several years ago. I thought I had stopped, hadn't had a period for several months and the WHAM!!! I couldn't even leave the house for two days. Well, that was it..over and done and I haven't had a period since..gee, that was maybe 10 years ago. So maybe your done. Wow, what a surprise that must have been.
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Sep 11th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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I'll be packing the Ibuprofen from now on. Thanks for the hint!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 04:38 PM
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I guess the moral of the story is : Don't go on safari when you THINK you're menopausal!

Or go...but pack more feminine hygiene stuff and less clothes and food!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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That's ALL I needed to read...I am getting my safari's out of the way before "my time" comes!!!!!

This thread had me in tears...totally hilarious thinking about those TSA guys!
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Sep 11th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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Wow, Lily, sounds pretty bad. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy your safari (just finished the Gabriella story...and it reminds me of a story our guide Edward told us on our last Tanzanian safari--these ladies are everywhere!).

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Sep 11th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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I'm thinking I should go purchase another duffle for my femine hygene stuff..Yuck! I don't like being 50!
I am glad it didn't ruin your trip, though, Lilli!
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Sep 12th, 2006, 07:47 PM
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while i'm very far from being menapausal, something similar happenned to me once. it at time of great street (and incidentally i was also on some flights, but short ones). it was time for my regular period, but the damn burst. same as you - fem.products lasting only a few minutes (max was 30 min)..it slowed down on 2-3rd day. in my case, i was going through some very difficult job interviews, and you can imagine my panic at not being able to sit through a 45-min interview. all worked out, but i was also all waddly...hasn't happened again. to this day, i blame stress and maybe some combo for airplanes and road food.
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Sep 12th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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while i'm very far from being menapausal, something similar happenned to me once. it was at time of great stress (and incidentally i was also on some flights, but short ones). it was time for my regular period, but the damn burst. same as you - fem.products lasting only a few minutes (max was 30 min)..it slowed down on 2-3rd day. in my case, i was going through some very difficult job interviews, and you can imagine my panic at not being able to sit through a 45-min interview. all worked out, but i was also all waddly...hasn't happened again. to this day, i blame stress and maybe some combo for airplanes and road food.
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Sep 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM
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The best thing about having ahd a hysterectomy last year, I will never again have to worry about having a flood at an inopportune time.

As far as the ibuprofen goes, it is generally considered helpful against cramps because it inhibits the release of prostaglandins, but depending on the cause of the bleeding it doesn't do anything to stop it. Believe me...I know...
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Sep 16th, 2006, 11:44 PM
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lily, poor lily--this made me cringe--especially since you were headed for a mobile camp trip. But glad that it did not prevent you from taking your trip, or ruining it.
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Sep 17th, 2006, 01:44 PM
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I guess this is what I have to look forward to since I just stopped taking hrt and bc. Never thought I'd have to travel with fem.hyg. products in my 50's! Defintitely will keep the Motrin handy too. It will probably only occur when you least want to deal with it!
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Sep 17th, 2006, 02:12 PM
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Sorry I'm late to this thread.
Poor gal! I feel for you.
Having been "fixed" I don't give a thought to this anymore.
 
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Sep 18th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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Dear gals,
Just be careful with blood thinners like ibprofen in the bush or elsewhere, as it may reduce your ability to form clots if your injured. Also, it can cause gastric distress for some, particularly after already stressing your body with wierd body rhythms, new and different foods etc.
I will now step off my soapbox \/
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Sep 18th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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I'll remove the Ibuprofen from my bag from now on. Thanks for the hint!
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Sep 19th, 2006, 05:44 AM
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Sherry,

I was going to say something about this, just hadn't gotten around to posting it. I had my tonsils taken out this spring. I wasn't allowed to take Ibuprofen for 2 weeks before the surgery and at least 2 weeks after due to the risk of bleeding.


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Sep 19th, 2006, 05:55 AM
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Since I am the one who started the Motrin controversy - reread my post - there was included a disclaimer about other medical problems, stomach issues, trying when unable to get immediate medical care, seeing MD/NP upon return.

I was not trying to diagnose, treat, prescribe, replace competent medical care. Just passing on something else to try when desperate - as was recommended to me by my OB/GYN. How it works is on the contractions/spasms or lack of them in uterus that mediate flow. (My story is I was in London and started to have a major hemorrhage while eating dinner - knew if I stood up all the diners would know my problem, but knowing I could not stay in the chair forever - so not as deserate as being in Africa, I can empathise)
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Sep 19th, 2006, 06:16 AM
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Hello Gail,
Sorry if you took offense as that wasn't my intent. As you stated, your info. was indeed very clearly stated with disclaimers etc. although I don't think they'll be too many pending lawsuits here. Unless of course, Dennis figures out a way to minipulate this info. and calls us discriminatory
It's nice however, to sometimes have a pro and con dialog with intelligent women.
Peace;
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Sep 19th, 2006, 08:42 AM
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Gail,

No worries .

Ibuprofen is definitely great for some situations and cramps is one of them. Just wanted people to know that it does thin your blood though, so be careful when taking it when you are already bleeding a lot.

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