This post definitely falls into the TMI category, so if the title doesn't sound like something you want to read about, consider yourself warned.
I went to a new lady doctor for my annual appointment the other day, because the doctor who delivered both of the girls moved out of state. I go to one of those practices where you may or may not end up with your doctor of choice at the time of delivery, so I was really lucky that I happened to go into labor on days when mine was on call. Because of this set up, I didn't always go to my normal doctor for every single prenatal visit. Over the course of two pregnancies I had at least met most of the doctors in the practice. I picked another "young female who seems nice".
So anyway, this doctor had more questions than usual because it was the first time I ever saw her as "her" patient. She was really interested in my flow, to the point that it was kind of weird. I mean, I know mine is heavier than normal (to the point I only wear cheap undies the first few nights), but I have been dealing with it since I was 13 so I don't really think about it that often. She acted shocked that I had never considered medical intervention, and gave me pamphlets on Lysteda and Gynecare Thermachoice. Lysteda is a non hormonal pill you take 3 times a day up to 5 days of your period. Gynecare Thermachoice is a non hormonal uterine balloon therapy system, so it's a device you insert and then ignore. Neither one acts as birth control.
So my question is...is this a thing people actually do? Does anyone have experience with either option, good or bad? I have literally never heard of medical intervention for heavy periods aside from birth control. I am wondering if they just can't stand that I don't need any prescriptions now that hubs has a vasectomy so they are trying to push meds on me for any reason they can find. Anyway, thoughts are appreciated.