TMI time – periods

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I start spotting for a freaking week. D: then, when my actual period arrives is like this:

Day 1: SUPER MEGA HEAVY flow, i dont get cramps, but i feel so uncomfortable that i just wanna curl up and die. I use at least 2 super heavy flow tampons.

Day 2: Mega heavy flow, i start feeling better.

Day 3-4: normal

Day 5-7: spotting

 

Post # 5
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Before I went on birth control and decided to stop my periods altogether:

Day 1: Light Spotting (panty liner, no tampon)

Day 2-3: Light Flow (2 tampons/day, none needed at night)

Day 4-5: Light, dark spotting (period underwear, no panty liner needed)

 

Now that I’ve been on birth control and skipping my period pills, occasionally I’ll spot for about a week every six months or so (if I miss a pill). 

I feel so lucky that I’ve never had terrible periods!!!

Post # 6
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Mine have been all over the place.  To go back to where this originated though, even on my heavy days I still used slim tampons, I just would use the super absorbancy, usually along with a pad or liner.

Post # 7
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Day 1 – starts with cramps and digestive issues. Then period starts and for first 6 hours I’m sooo sick with nausea, cramps, diarrhea and medium flow. Will use 3 Super Tampons plus liners. Will usually have super bad cramps that keep me up all night.

Day 2 – heaviest flow day. will use 4+ Super tampons plus liners. Cramps and digestive issues still present but not as intense

Day 3 – 1-2 regular tampons suffice and stomach will be settled

Day 4 – light bleeding and only need a liner. But worst of all is the MIGRAINE!!!! 4 out of 5 periods this Monster rears her ugly head and has the potential to lay me out for up to 2 days. Yes I have prescriptions for it still totally puts me out of commission.

Day 5 – last day.. Just need a liner for anything still being cleaned out.

So as episodic as these are I have been charting them for 6 months now and as it turns out, my O’s and my menses are super regular. It’s pretty cool – so no I am not TTC, and no, I am not on BC (for medical reasons. It’s pretty neat what you learn about your body when you start charting 🙂

Post # 8
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4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

day 1/2 Heavy

day 3 moderate – touch & go

day 4-6 light but still wear a liner because there’ll be sporadic spotting

Post # 9
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pink Asawa:  don’t have one! The new BCP I’m on is LoLoestrin FE and I entirely skip my period now. My friend has been on the same pill and she hasn’t had a period in 2 years. My sister also uses it and doesn’t get her period either. It’s wonderful!

Post # 10
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104 posts
Blushing bee

day 1 and 2 are crazy for me where I’ll bleed through super tampons in <3hrs and then by day 3 it gets much better. Day 4 and on is very light

Post # 11
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2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I love my Mirena IUD : )

Day 1: nothing

Day 2: nothing

Day 3: nothing

Day 365: nothing

Nothing at all after the first two months adjusting to Mirena; girlfriends will ask me for a tampon, and I never have any. WOOT.

Before that, probably about 5 days. Heaviest on the 2nd day. I had 8 day periods as a teenager. Those sucked.

Post # 13
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I go through a super tampon and pad every hour the first three day of my period, even on bc. It sucks but its always been like that. I skip day 4 then two more heavy days. It’s kinda weird how there’s one day I don’t bleed at all and the other five are insanely heavy. I’ve thought about asking my doctor about it

Post # 14
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10495 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Chrysoberyl:  Check with your doctor if you’re interested.  I go for about 6 months.  I was told if I get breakthrough bleeding to get a withdrawal bleed earlier.  It took a while to work up to 6 months, but now when I do they are super light.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Chrysoberyl:  It’s awesome!  I used to go every other pack anyway most of the time before I talked to my doctor.  It just started off with me avoiding getting one at certain times, like dance competitions because of the outfits and how horrible I would feel and it progressed from there.

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