- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
Hey, has anyone had this happen to them?
I recently went on a very stressful 2-week-long camping trip for a class. The middle of the trip was at the time of the month when I usually ovulate, and also around the middle of the trip, I got sick (stomach issues, which I expected since we were in a country that is notorious for making travelers sick). I was truly under pretty extreme stress for much of the time. I don’t like large groups (we were always in a group of 15 people or so). I have a bit of claustrophobia, and anxiety about vehicles and bad roads and said vehicles breaking down (and we traveled as a group in a van over appalling roads and got 2 blown tires in the middle of nowhere). I felt sick for half the trip, made worse by some motion sickness, so was only able to eat about 1/3 as much as I usually do each day (though I did not lose much weight, and am definitely well-padded, so it couldn’t be that I’m too thin). And I missed my SO horribly.
Apparent hormonal result? (TMI warning) Really annoying spotting for the last 5 days or so– sometimes here, sometimes not, with an occasional isolated gush of blood that’s just enough to make me put in a tampon, only to take it out later and see that I really didn’t need it. ARGH. This is very annoying and I finally get to go home to my SO tomorrow (I’m at school right now) and I wish it would stop because I don’t want to deal with the possibility of messes. Grr.
Anyway, has anyone else had such issues after extreme stress? If so, how long did the spotting last?