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BasinHaircut Mon 14-Mar-16 21:36:25

I've been in the pill since I was 18. Stopped taking it to TTC DS and got pregnant before I'd even had a period, so I haven't had a 'proper' period for over 15 years.

Have stopped the pill again to TTC and am awaiting first period. I have been feeling like it's coming for almost a week but I can't actually remember what it feels like.

My uterus feels swollen and hard, my lower back is sore, my hips are sore. I had sex yesterday and I felt a bit sore inside (as in when DH's penis was poking my cervix) That means my period is coming right?

Sorry if the 'poking' bit is TMI!!

Akire Mon 14-Mar-16 21:38:10

If you also have banging headache feel sick, stomach cramps, need pee every five minutes And General awful then yes could be!

ouryve Mon 14-Mar-16 21:38:35

Like a rotavator churning up my insides. Just for added joy, everything smells extra strong, I feel weak and light and extremely clumsy (I often burn myself cooking) and I often get the squits.

bornwithaplasticspoon Mon 14-Mar-16 21:38:42

I (wierdly) get achy knees the day before it starts.

ouryve Mon 14-Mar-16 21:39:23

that's light headed. I actually feel like my limbs are extremely heavy.

Oysterbabe Mon 14-Mar-16 21:39:24

Just a bit of mild cramping here.

BasinHaircut Mon 14-Mar-16 21:40:05

akire I remember that I really used to suffer, but it's been so long the specifics are hazy!

I don't know if these are just pill withdrawal symptoms or period symptoms?

Flumplet Mon 14-Mar-16 21:40:46

I get the squits along with all the above. It's a delight.

BasinHaircut Mon 14-Mar-16 21:40:54

Ohh I've had the light headedness too.

BasinHaircut Mon 14-Mar-16 21:41:28

Yes I remember the squits! It's coming back to me now.

Mousefinkle Mon 14-Mar-16 21:46:14

I thought the squits was just me! Feel normal now grin.
The day before the period comes is the worst for me. I get the squits, aching hips and lower back, bloated, nausea, feel completely and utterly worthless and depressed, crave all sorts of shit food. Then when it arrives I feel relieved because the bad mood lifts but I feel gross and heavy for the first two days when it's heavy.

BasinHaircut Mon 14-Mar-16 21:49:21

Ohh I'm really looking forward to having periods again! grin

Waltermittythesequel Mon 14-Mar-16 21:49:46

I've never been shot but I can't imagine the pain of that being any worse than the pain of my period.

I have endo, though.

MrsRobbStark Mon 14-Mar-16 22:07:06

I've just had my first period in nearly 3 years (pregnancy and breastfeeding) it was weird but I soon got the hang of it grin DH was scared I was going to turn into a hormonal mess so was on tap with a never ending chocolate and hug supply smile

Patapouf Mon 14-Mar-16 22:12:51

I currently feel as if I might be dying.
Extreme cramps, nausea and a headache and I'd happily throttle any human who looks at me funny.

I really need to go back on the pill because my real periods are often so painful I pass out. Sigh.

EverySongbirdSays Mon 14-Mar-16 22:13:15

Beforehand :

Always, always a massive poo.

Sometimes tenderness in boob.

Sensitivity at the sides of my vajayjay.

If I go in a shop find myself filling trolley with all sorts of crap I wouldn't normally buy.

And lastly, finding yourself crying like a weirdo over a home improvement TV show or something equally odd.

During :

Like I'm sitting in a puddle usually, smelly, let death come and welcome etc

Patapouf Mon 14-Mar-16 22:14:35

Oh yes, I forgot how it makes my IBS flare up! Buscopan and codeine do help though

TattyDevine Mon 14-Mar-16 22:15:49

Just a foul mood and feeling that things like clingfilm and tin openers are conspiring against me about a week before, then a mild sensitivity in the bowel region, but no actual cramps, once the blasted thing has arrived.

How are you still awaiting your period? You are not pregnant are you? Did you have a withdrawl bleed from coming off the pill? Sorry might be being thick

tempname12 Mon 14-Mar-16 22:16:48

Absolutely bloody awful, though I'm waiting on my first non 'artifical' one for 2 years just now. Last real one I was taken to ruddy hospital as couldn't stop spewing and doctor couldn't get pain under control .. I have suspected endo.

Janeymoo50 Mon 14-Mar-16 22:18:31

I get constipated the day before (sorry tmi). Then agonising cramps, doubled over, barely walk sometimes, three or four days heavy bleeding. It feels like my insides are bing torn apart.

MeganChips Mon 14-Mar-16 22:21:01

Cramps, aching legs, sore breasts and it feels like the world is being pulled out of my arse.

TotalConfucius Mon 14-Mar-16 22:21:09

Ah, wait till you're menopausal, and they either don't appear leaving you wondering if this is really The End or whether you're about to become Dinosaur Mother, or they do appear with such rage that you can feel each individual clot passing through your cervix and let me tell you it's effing painful!
Hormonal, me?!?

scarednoob Mon 14-Mar-16 22:22:29

Apparently the whirlysplats and the cramps are connected - the same hormones make your bowels open!

I never used to notice mine. Then I got to be about 35 and suddenly started getting grim cramps some months (but not others, I read this was due to ovulating on different sides but no idea if that is true).

Your description of PMT sounds bang on - sore boobs, dragging heavy uterus with cramps, wanting to eat the world.

scarednoob Mon 14-Mar-16 22:24:07

Cramps, sore boobs, mood swings... Isn't it bonkers how the symptoms for periods, v early pregnancy and menopause are all so similar? You'd think we'd have evolved to feel them all differently!

KatsutheClockworkOctopus Mon 14-Mar-16 22:28:59

I have a lot of the symptoms above. Have recently added shakiness to the list-horrible weird shivering when the flow is heaviest .
I also develop a cold rage at the world a week or so before. This is quite good actually as it means I get a lot done at work - fury can be quite a powerful motivator!

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