(Closed) TMI but… what are you monthly symptoms?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

-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 ๐Ÿ˜€

Ugh…it is so NOT a beautiful thing. 

Post # 4
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
849 posts
Busy bee

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
2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

a few pimples, increased appetitite, bloating, weight gain, major irritability

Post # 7
4159 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I get no symptoms besides cramps when my actual period does come.

Post # 9
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

-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 ๐Ÿ™

-very sore labia (TMI, I know) the first day, like they’re bruised.

Post # 10
2407 posts
Buzzing bee

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
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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.

Sore breasts!

Post # 12
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Week before= sore, swollen breasts, 1-2 pimples & oily skin, REALLY bloated. ๐Ÿ™ 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
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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. Embarassed

Post # 14
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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