Lifestyle and Home Remedies:
Consider these tips for successful self-care of menorrhagia:
• Get your rest. Your doctor may recommend rest if bleeding is excessive and disruptive to your normal schedule or lifestyle.
• Keep a record. Record the number of pads and tampons you use so that your doctor can determine the amount of bleeding. Change tampons regularly, at least every four to six hours.
• Avoid aspirin. Because aspirin interferes with blood clotting, avoid it. However, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve), often are very effective in relieving menstrual discomfort.