Okay girls, I need some advice. I got my period when I was 15 for the first time in August. I was across the country, staying with my aunt. I was thankful that I finally got it because at 15, I was one of the latest bloomers in my family. I didn’t get it again until that October. Everyone told me that was normal because your first year or two won’t be regular. Ok. I didn’t get it for an entire year after that. The following September I had a heavy menstrual cycle that lasted 44 days long. Yes, over 6 weeks. I was bleeding through a tampon and pad every hour for about 3 of those weeks. I have always had pretty brutal cramps with my periods.
After the 6 week continuous period, my mother got me in to see a gynecologist. We were going for quite a few months, until my doctor passed away. Immediately after moving to New Brunswick, we got set up with a new GYN. (By the way, I have been tested for pretty much everything. Thyroid problems, weight issues, PCOS, and we were getting ready to schedule a laparoscopic surgery before my first gyn passed.) She put me on progestin to help force the periods. It was starting to become increasingly worrying that I was 18 and had 3 periods in my entire lifetime. So in February of this past year I started taking progestin and I had a period. My first since I was 16. It was as normal as I have ever heard periods described. One week exact. I had some pretty bad blood clots but that was to be expected after 2 years of nothing. I had another period one month later and I was ecstatic. Finally, maybe my body realized that I had too much iron and was going to do this on its own.
No such luck. I didn’t have a period again until today..
Here is the thing. I am in Ontario right now. I left my progestin in New Brunswick. I woke up this morning covered in blood, and doubled over in pain. I couldn’t get up for an hour, not even to go to the restroom to clean up because I could not move. I have never had cramps this severe in my entire life.
I have to fight through it because I have so much stuff I have to get done, so I took pain medication and I have been heating it all day but I have to keep working. I need some advice on what will help this pain. It is ridiculous. I don’t know if maybe a cyst burst or something I have no idea, but please any suggestions at all would be helpful..
Has anyone else gone through anything similar?