... caused. Now my period is back in full force, bleeding through tampons in an hour and clots. Bad cramps, is this normal?
Hello Smam and welcome to DC. I don't know what is normal for you but as a woman I can tell you I had many episodes like the ones you are describing. Sometimes I had to use a pad along with a tampon to avoid those embarrassing breakthrough moments.
I can tell you that walking helps the cramps and so does coffee. I always could tell when my period was coming by my caffeine cravings. It did help with the cramps. Sometimes I had to take motrin or something like that. For some women... menstrual pain and bleeding is severe enough to require a trip to the ob/gyn. I suffered a miscarriage, for instance, that mimicked a period that just wouldn't stop. I mean two weeks later I am still bleeding. But that is how some miscarriages go. Some women are prescribed birth control to control the severity of those symptoms as well as the duration.
By the way... changing a tampon in one hour isn't abnormal. I thought it was much easier to wear a pad because for me it was more predictable. I had many a leak with those teenie weenie plugs and still needed a pad any way.
If you are truly concerned then perhaps seeing your ob/gyn is in order. You don't also have endometreosis do you??? That can make for more abnormal periods...
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