A friend's young adult daughter with ME has been in hospital for over a month due to extreme weight loss after 3 IV iron treatments. By the time she entered the hospital she weighed just over 60 pounds and they took right to ICU. My friend has tried to educate the hospital staff about ME, getting a number of them to watch "Unrest", and this has made some difference. The issue they have now is that her daughter has a history of heavy periods, since age 13, but with ME the bleeding has been epic. They want this issue dealt with, as it has been one of the worst symptoms, and they want to take advantage of being in the hospital. An ultrasound hasn't revealed anything, and the staff think it's just because she lost weight. My friend is frustrated as this extreme heavy menstrual bleeding has gotten worse as her daughter's illness became more severe. I'm trying to find any research studies or medical articles that she can take to the hospital which will explain this. I thought I had come across something a few years ago, but can't seem to find it. Can any of you suggest any appropriate material which covers this specific issues - ME and heavy mentruation or very disturbed menstrual cycles - which my friend can show to the hospital medical staff?