I always had a problem with heavy, painful periods. I remembered losing a job because of all the time I had to take off due to the heavy periods. I was so embarrassed about why I wasn't able to come into work. Some people thought I was lying about my periods. What was worse was that other women didn't understand and some even said to me "I get periods too and I still come to work". I couldn't leave my bed, not just because of the heavy bleeding but also the extreme pain I was in. And I had to wear diapers because of the amount of blood I was losing.
I ended up being diagnosed with PCOS. I had to work with a dietician and I do take supplements. It has been helping with not just with the bleeding but with the pain too. Unfortunately, I still have high blood sugar levels.