Post # 1
I am just curious what symptoms we all experience. Mostly because it is on my mind right now. (ugh) For me I get grose pimples and oily skin prior (hey, its a good warning!) and sensitive breasts but when it is actually here I get so tired I could sleep all week and still need more, I go from starving and needing to eat everything in sight to the inability to even look at food because I am SO not hungry. Then there is the ever fun constipation and gas. Not the smelly kind, the painful gas bubbles that stay in your stomach and make you want to scream because they can be worse than the cramps! And Mr. Hedgies most frustrating thing? I get really horny when I’m not in pain. And we aren’t the “have sex on my period” kind of people. It groses us out. (But those who can do it, all power to you!)
Hey, I told you it was Too Much Information. lol
So, what are your symptoms. I am curious if anybody has things in common or anything really out of the ordinary.
Post # 3
-brutal cramps (even on b.c.), lower back pain
-a couple pimples (nothing terrible, thank goodness)
-TMI…diarrhea during the first day
-the best thing…the first day I can eat basically anything and not gain weight 😀
Ugh…it is so NOT a beautiful thing.
Post # 4
I have a lot of the same symptoms as you. I’ll also get horrible headaches, become incredibly irritable along with an inability to concentrate. I’ll also turn into a hermit where other than going to work and the gym, I don’t want to leave the house for anything.
Post # 5
I get really bad back aches, but my doctor said that may be because I have PCOS so it’s actually cysts leaking (ew)
Post # 6
a few pimples, increased appetitite, bloating, weight gain, major irritability
Post # 7
I usually get one or two zits between my nose and cheek. Every 3-4 months I get really bad cramps, more so recently. And of course the wonderful PMS the week before. When Fiance asks why I’m acting like “that” I say IT’S PMS! and he’s like oh yes, of course. Glad I have something to blame it on.
Post # 8
I get no symptoms besides cramps when my actual period does come.
Post # 9
-emotional for 2-3 days ahead of time (irritable normally; weepy on BC)
-lower back pain; more of a dull, constant ache than actual cramps for 2 days before and the first day
-headache the six or so hours before I start (migraines if I’m not careful with what I’m eating)
-constipation 2-3 days before, diahrrea the first 2 days
-I turn into a bottomless pit the 1-2 days before I start; I pretty much never feel full. Not that I’m constantly hungry, but I can just keep eating and eating and eating and not feel full or sick.
-combine the last two = crazy bloating 🙁
-very sore labia (TMI, I know) the first day, like they’re bruised.
Post # 10
I get headaches, cramps and sensitive breasts. Some months I get lower back pain as well. This all comes a few days before. All but the cramps stop when the period starts, those usually last another day or two.
Post # 11
I cannot sleep! My mother has this as well- I get a little bout of insomnia 2-3 nights before my period.
I used to get horrible, bed-riden (it would make me be) cramps. Aleve/ Naproxen has done wonders for that though.
Break out. :/
I usually cry at least once.
Post # 12
Week before= sore, swollen breasts, 1-2 pimples & oily skin, REALLY bloated. 🙁 Sometimes irritable/cranky (not always).
During the actual period= cramps that make me double over in pain (they last the entire first 24 hours), soreness in my lower back and quads, fatigue (so bad I can sleep 14 hours and it still isn’t enough), REALLY heavy, REALLY long periods (usually 7 days).
Needless to say, sometimes I hate being a woman.
Post # 13
Usually I start carb/greasy food craving, cystic acne, painful back/pelvic cramps, and quick to be irritable. Sometimes my breasts hurt but the biggest symptom is extreme bowel changes.
Post # 14
pain from ovarian cysts (if I have any that month), back pain, constipation, HUNGAR (because once it comes I can’t eat anything), headaches, crying at the drop of a hat… you know.. the usual :/ men have it SO easy!!!!
Post # 15
super tired, bitch mode (lol like clockwork!) bloated, cramps and tingling throughout my body and boobs hurt. oh and my face breaks out, its really a lovely time for me. 😉