A lot of girls think that they have heavy periods, even though they’re actually losing more or less the same amount of blood as other girls. If you’re bleeding so much that it’s causing anaemia (iron shortage), or if you feel tired, sluggish or nauseous during your period, there are tablets that you can take. 'Young persons’ clinics, a gynaecologist or your GP can give you tips and advice. You should also read our article entitled, “Are you a heavy bleeder?”