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Mrs Snape - forgive me, i was actually wondering from your other post today if you had PMT! Not that i am trivialising, but just the language you used, sounded like me on a pmt day I used to get this when i had my periods, although i haven't used tampons for ages as they were just too bloody painful and uncomfortable, just the sort of pain you describe.
lol at too much sex ache! (i wish!)
i don't have periods now (marena bastard coil), but my period pains can be really horrible, in my back, down my legs - nasty.
I think I know what you mean, I get an ache that's not period pains and I think it's because I use super mega whopper sized tampons. I have very very heavy first couple of days and really have little choice (have tried a mooncup). Mine feels a bit like constipation - sorry if TMI
Since 3d dc I have had the exact same. I get sore legs/back and feel achy/fluey or about to start a urinary infection for a few days before my period. i never used to get anything like this. Also, while on the subject of TMI, does anyone else have this..........I am very heavy for first 2- 3 days, on about day 5 it stops completely for a day or so and then I have another 5 or so days of light blood/ brown stained discharge. I went on the pill for a while to sort it out and I just got it in reverse.
I use dto get this at beginning when very heavy - i converted to mooncup about 5 months ago and have not experienced it since - once you get over the wtf they are cool! ok well maybe not cool but impressive!
Mrs Snape, how is your pelvic floor? constipation is very common around the time of your periods, i am going to go right down the road of TMI now, so look away if easily offended.
Apparently, if you are constipated, you can help yourself to go by sitting up straight on the toilet, with your feet on a couple of toilet rolls and lean forward. This apparently creates the most favourable rectal angle . It does work , along with lots of fibre.
Sometimes a weekened pelvic floor can add to constipation problems too - so its back to those pull up and sqeeze exercises.
As for moon cups, you ain;t ever gonna persuade me, they look like implements of toture!
The brown stuff, is just blood that has sat around, mixed with mucus and is very common post period.
Hmmmm, i hope no one is reading this jsut before tea
I used to have problems with tampons too, has got much better since I bought a mooncup. I was very about them too but I would never go back to tampons now. I have much less of the kind of pain you describe MrsS.