I'm 18 years old. I got my first period in the 5th grade. Like 10 or 11. Even in the beginning I would skip a month or two and then have one that lasted for 8+ days. But when I was 12, they just stopped. For 6 months I went without one. It freaked my dad out, so he made me get tested. I was 12. I was not pregnant, nor have I ever had sex, but that's what he thought. After that my doctor sent me to another doctor to get an ultrasound. I'm a big girl. It's genetic, my whole family is big, though I could stand to lose some weight. They doctor who did my ultrasound said she couldn't find one of my ovaries, but that never went anywhere. So whether or not I only have 1 is still inconclusive.
After all that happened I was always really spotty. I'm 18 now, almost 19, and I have maybe 10 periods since. Maybe. In September of last year, I got the first one in a long while. And I bled for a month. It was like the first week of September when it started. I've had long ones before, so at first I wasn't worried. But after the secound week was over and I was showing no signs of stopping I told my gf's mom. Which is who I'm living with. We kept an eye on it. It got so bad I couldn't leave the house because I was bleeding through everything I owned. When October came around I was still bleeding, but it was spottier and kinda slowing. I went to visit my grandma and she told me I should see a doctor cause we have a history of hemorrhaging, but I never felt bad. Aside from the cramps, so I didn't worry too much. When I got back home I had stopped bleeding for the most part. But I felt weak and sick. I got tired and short of breath. I was nauseous, I stopped eating. I lived on water and a few crackers for 8 days.
It got so bad, I couldn't keep my eyes open I was so tired. Walking was impossible, I was throwing up everything. I couldn't keep water down. When I drank something, it felt like a contraction in my kidneys, and then it would come right back up. My gf's mom rushed me to the ER. I was there for 2 hours. They did all kinds of tests, and then told me I was in DKA. Diabetic Ketoacidosis, I'm not diabetic. I had been tested several times in my life, because of a family history. My blood sugar was over 700 and I hadn't eaten in almost 8 days. They took me, by ambulance, to a better equipped hospital. Where I spent 5 days. 3 in the ICU, 2 in regular care.
I went home, all better, I excepted it and took my meds like my doctor said. But in a month my levels were normal almost constantly and the medicine was making me so low, I couldn't function. So I quit taking it. Since then I haven't had a period. Twice, I've dropped clots, but nothing else. Once shopping for my grandma, shortly after the hospital. The secound time was last night. For the past 3 days my sugar has been out of wack and I'm experiencing DKA symptoms again, up until the blood clot. I'm basically back to normal today. (I usually throw a lot of clots during a period, but this is very new to me.)
It's really starting to scare me. I almost died last time and I don't want to experience that again. I can't afford a doctors visit or I would have already gone. Thank you anyone who reads and responds I just need some kind of an answer.