Post # 1
Sorry if this is TMI, but I’ve noticed the last couple months that on the first day of my period I feel awful. I never used to get cramps, but the past few months the first day I get a few (which really isn’t a big deal and only mildly uncomfortable). But generally, day 1 I feel really run down almost like a flu, a bit nasceous, hot and cold like fever spikes, headahce, really tired and am really food sensitive. It’s so bizarre! I feel like I’m getting a terrible cold or something, but it’s just my stupid period! Does anyone else get this or am I a total freak?! I’ve just noticed it the past couple of months and it’s so bizarre to me, I never used to get this! I’ve been camped out on the couch all evening in PJs drinking tea. DH brought home sushi and I had one bite and gave the rest to him. The idea of fish is just soooooo gross to me right now. I’m on Synphaisic birth control, so I’m not sure if this is a weird side effect that’s developed or just my body changing?! What’s the deal?!
Post # 3
I got very sick during my period and very bad cramping. Then I found out I had a hemmoraghic ovarian cyst. After it resolved after a few cycles, my periods got much better.
Post # 4
I DRINK A LOT OF MINT TEA IT SOOTHES ME AND MY CRAMPS. I DRINK IT EVERY NIGHT AND IT HAS REALLY HELPED ME!!!
Post # 5
@loopdiloo: I don’t think it’s a cyst. I had one years ago and oh my gosh that was painful and awful! It’s not nearly that bad. I’m a wuss about cramps because I never get them, these are really wimpy barely worth mentioning cramps. It’s sort of like the first day of a bad cold kind of feeling like garbage. Run down, achy, whiny, want to cuddle up and not move all day sort of blah.
Post # 6
Is it possible you are anemic? I hope you feel better!
Post # 7
@rachaelrobin: I was anemic but the last bloodtest I had my iron was back up to normal (first time in like 8 years). My first day is generally really light.