I did not realize I had fibroids until one day I felt like I was having a heart attack at work. After wearing a heart monitor for a few months, finding out my heart skipped a beat every third beat, and blood test. I was told I was iron deficient and my levels were deathly low. Doctors were wondering how I had been functioning. They wanted to give me a blood transfusion but I opted for an iron infusion instead. I was having to get them every 3-4 months. At this point I still did not know the why. In what I felt was a unrelated issue at the time I talked with my gynecologist about my how my cycles were starting to get really heavy and I notified her the frequency of the iron infusions. She ordered a vagina ultrasound and we discovered I had 6 large fibroids and several small ones. Outside of heavy cycles and iron issues I did not have pain etc. After 3 cycles my iron levels would be almost depleted and it would be time for another infusion. Over the past year I feel like I’m 14 again starting my cycle for the first time cramps, heavy cycles, and migraines but I’m 41. At this point trying to them under control without surgery. With birth control therapy I am down to 3 large fibroids and still several small ones. My stomach is the size of a 3 month fetus.
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Keisha Jones’s StoryJune 07,2020
Everyone’s personal journey with fibroids can serve as a source of motivation and hope for other women suffering from similar conditions.