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  • BeautifulDisaster93

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    Yeah. It definitely doesn't help too much when you're still moving, unfortunately. :l A friend of mine says yoga has helped her quite a bit. I'm always hesitant to do much moving when I'm on my period, though, so I haven't personally tried it. Eating bananas can also help some, if I'm not mistaken.
    October 20th, 2012 at 12:21am
  • Isadora Pierce

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    The worst period I've ever had was when I was 14. On Christmas morning I woke up and my underwear was completely red, inside and out. Blood had soaked through my pants, through a towel under me, through a bag under that towel, and through my sheets, all the way to my mattress. That was the worst thing ever...seriously. I had been having like, a four week long period, and we had gone to the doctor's to see what was wrong with me. I became anemic although before then I thought that was something you could only be born with, and I had to go on iron and birth control. Now my periods last like 3 days and they're light, but I have really bad PMS. I cry more than a normal girl on her period, I get angry when I'm literally just sitting around doing nothing, I have terrible stomach pains and I have cramps so bad I can't stand. It's shit.
    October 20th, 2012 at 07:17pm
  • Chaos Walking

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    I have a question involving regularity of periods. I started having periods when I was 11 (maybe 10? Can't remember), so it's been a long time now. In all that time my periods have been completely regular, happening at the end of every month (around the 20th and for a week). Until today. I woke up and went to the toilet, having had some bad stomach pains. I thought it was just the aftermath from my period which finished a couple of weeks ago, but there was blood everywhere, and when I put on a pad it felt like I was experiencing a normal period so I had to rule out the option of accidentally cutting myself down there or something. It just doesn't seem like a regular period. We can all distinguish period blood from normal blood, and while this is almost the same it just isn't quite. I have no idea what's going on. If anyone can help or has experienced this random irregularity before, please tell me.
    November 10th, 2012 at 02:04pm
  • folie a dru.

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    @ Chaos Walking
    I had very regular periods for several years and then, randomly, had a weird out of sync one. You could just be having weird spotting due to stress or something, so I would just wear pads and all that fun stuff and if it doesn't stop in 3-5 days, gets heavier, or you have more pain -- call a doctor. But it's possible you're just stressed or sick or something.
    November 16th, 2012 at 10:20pm
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    Has anyone actually thought about how it would be at around the age of 55/whenever the cycle ends for you? How weird it would be to just wake up one day and not be bleeding? What do you think it'll be like? relieving or weird?
    I think it'd be both - like, you don't have to worry about pains and wearing certain clothes during that time but also weird cause it'd become like... a pattern to you. "Oop, that time of the month, lets go get the pads out." Almost like changing the bed sheets because they've gotten dirty, or vacuuming. Just one day you wake up and realize you don't have to do it anymore because you just dont need to because it's not there.
    You'll have to teach yourself out of the pattern instead of trying to remember the date... :)
    November 18th, 2012 at 02:36am
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    @ dru will wait.
    I think you're right and it's just a bit of stress. It's fine now and ended a few days ago, and hasn't had any weird side effects. No bad pains either. It should all be okay now.
    November 18th, 2012 at 08:17pm
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    @ banshee smile.
    I take two Midols or Aleves. If I don't take two, I will have bad cramps. It's even better to take one each day for a few days before your period. Also, drinking hot mint tea and taking a bath help.
    December 15th, 2012 at 03:20am
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    cheshire smile.:
    Has anyone actually thought about how it would be at around the age of 55/whenever the cycle ends for you? How weird it would be to just wake up one day and not be bleeding? What do you think it'll be like? relieving or weird?
    I think it'd be both - like, you don't have to worry about pains and wearing certain clothes during that time but also weird cause it'd become like... a pattern to you. "Oop, that time of the month, lets go get the pads out." Almost like changing the bed sheets because they've gotten dirty, or vacuuming. Just one day you wake up and realize you don't have to do it anymore because you just dont need to because it's not there.
    You'll have to teach yourself out of the pattern instead of trying to remember the date... :)
    Considering how irregular my periods tend to be and I never bothered calculating my cycle, not really. >u>;

    Although I do think of how I'd be when it comes to hot flashes and all the crazy hormonal changes involved. o_o
    December 27th, 2012 at 02:42am
  • Sansa Stark

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    I have the worst cramps ever. Seriously, I even vomit sometimes. When I was in high school, sometimes I even skipped classes because I couldn't stand the pain. This one time in History class, the teacher had to call the nurse to the classroom because I literally couldn't walk. No matter how many pain killers I take, it won't go away. It's hell every month.
    February 3rd, 2013 at 07:37pm
  • Answering.Alexandra.

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    @ Ned Flanders

    I cannot even imagine that kind of pain. I am SO sorry.
    That sounds like hell.

    I actually feel like a terrible person now, saying that I really don't get cramps. D:
    February 3rd, 2013 at 10:49pm
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    @ Answering.Alexandra.
    Lucky! To me, it's hell. Luckily, it goes away after 3 days and I've learned to deal with it.
    February 3rd, 2013 at 10:56pm
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    I used to have horrible cramps (not to the point where I wanted to cry though—thank god) and super heavy periods. And I'd get two periods in one month, but then I started taking the pill and it helped regularise it. I find that whenever I have to run, my cramps get worse. During Cross Country season, I would finish running clutching my stomach, groaning in pain, and wanting to kick somebody in the face after running six miles. Once, I had to leave Christmas dinner with my family to lie down and getting a heating pad. But nothing super bad.
    My friend once vomited in one of the school's plants, and threw up whenever someone tried to give her painkillers, so they had to give it to her through IV. Her periods last 8 days. So, I'm glad mines aren't as bad anymore!
    February 4th, 2013 at 09:06pm
  • limexpopsicle

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    I got my period today and i get pretty bad cramps the first day and just the first day only (guess im lucky like that!), sometimes it hurts to point where i gag. Im a wimp when it comes to pain so its just always painful to me. I take one advil but it doesnt last like it used to i guess my body has had one for so long it needs me to take 2 instead but i dont feel comfortable doing that since im on a blood thinner. I looked online for other remedies and saw tea helped and a lots of sites said it so im gonna try it even though i hate tea but im willing to drink it if it'll help. Is there a specific tea that helps?. I just have lipton tea here so im gonna try it out i really hope it works :P
    March 13th, 2013 at 09:32pm
  • freakivampire

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    So fucking gald I don't have a period anymore. I'm on the implant. I've been on for mounths it lasts for three years. I'll getting the implant again at 18 screw periods I'm not having a kid any time soon :) I have the worst moods on periods you can't talk to me but now yes I still have my ups and downs but there not as bad. :D oh yeah all I hear is about masterbation so keep touching even if your bleeding :D sorry had to be said.
    March 13th, 2013 at 11:21pm
  • Name Of Misery.

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    My period came a whole seven days late this month. I usually get my period at the end of the month (~29th) and I have a 29-30 day cycle. When my period comes I put it on my calendar in my phone, so I can calculate when my next one will be (it's way better than guessing). So, when my period was supposed to come, I went to the bathroom several times and no period. Did this the next couple days, knowing that occasionally my period could come a couple days later, but after four days I started to really freak out. I looked up possible causes for late periods besides the obvious, and the two that would affect me the most would be stress and sickness during ovulation (I had a cold during my approximate ovulating time). This honestly didn't help me, though, because I was convincing myself the worst, that I was pregnant. I had cramps that entire time, too, which doesn't happen to me until the first day of my period, so I was freaking out. I took two pregnancy tests on the seventh day of my missed period, and they were both negative... two hours later, my period started. What the hell.
    April 15th, 2013 at 09:45am
  • Silent Lamb

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    I get my period at the worst times and it's always really weird when I do get it (sometimes I won't get it for months, then I'll bleed for weeks). But mostly when it comes I'll get it sort of light for about three days and then it'll disappear for a day or two and come back really heavy for a week or so. It's very stupid.
    May 9th, 2013 at 03:12pm
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    So I took birth control for 3 months almost a year ago. I took it to get my period back. It stopped for 8 months due to a low level of estrogen. Well, I stopped taking my birth control and my period was coming every month, around the same time. Now, the past two months I've seen nothing. I don't know what to do. I currently got kicked off my dad's insurance due to him getting hurt at work, so I can't afford to visit a doctor to get a prescription for my birth control. I just wish I had a normal period that would come every month...
    May 10th, 2013 at 07:59am
  • Name Of Misery.

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    @ victim.
    Is there a Planned Parenthood near you? You could get birth control pills through PP without going to a doctor for a prescription.
    May 12th, 2013 at 05:27am
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    @ Name Of Misery.
    I think so. But I think you still have to pay for the birth control. That's the thing, I don't work, so it's hard for me to get the money. If its not too expensive I'll maybe try to get some though.
    May 12th, 2013 at 06:12am
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    I've always had a rather irregular period cycle, but this month it was sort of more unusual than usual. I usually get my period within the first week of the month, but my period came a bit later than normal. It was only like a day or two of spotting and then light bleeding for a day. I usually have heavy periods that last for three to five days, so it's a bit strange to have a light one for the entire duration this month I guess. I'm not really worried about it, I don't think there's anything wrong with me and it doesn't strike me as too completely odd since I've always been irregular. It's just an unusual change in the usual cycle I guess.
    May 13th, 2013 at 04:25am