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I've been trying to conceive for 8 months, and with every month of disappointment I think of something new that could be wrong. This month I started scrutinizing my period... I know I should be asking a doctor these questions but we were waiting to hit the year mark before going to the doctor. So I just wanted to get some opinions as to if this sounds like a normal period, or if it sounds like something could be wrong.
My period is 29-30 days and always has been regular.
My period lasts 5 days. 2 heavy days, 2 much lighter days, the last day is just spotting.
I have very very light cramping for a week before my period.
I have fairly heavy cramping the first 2 days of my period. I wouldn't consider it PAINFUL, more as very uncomfortable where I want to curl up in sweatpants. I take midol or tylenol and I'm fine within an hour, no discomfort at all.
I change my pad every 2 - 4 hours on the first day, slightly longer on the second day, but I also don't usually wait to fill the entire pad because I don't want it to leak (SORRY TMI).
I was reading that periods aren't supposed to be painful?? I always thought cramping was normal but after reading a million websites, now I'm afraid my cramps are too heavy, and that something is wrong. I don't have sharp stabbing pains, and it has never interfered with my daily life. I always do have to take midol or tylenol or else I will be very uncomfortable, but I've never been unable to go to work or school or whatnot.
So does this sound normal, or abnormal? Thanks so much for your input!!
Our cycles sound just alike except mine are what you call painful!! I cramp so bad that all I can do is cry. I take 4 (200mg) of Motrin and it doesn't knock the pain. I was checked when I ttc before and everything was completely normal. No endo or PCOS.
Whoever said periods aren't painful, was clearly a man! everything sounds good to me! Mine used to be like that before my first child, then all heck broke loose and my periods are 7-10 days long with heavy soaking bleeding for at least 4 days of that, ugh.