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is it normal to get cramps 12 days before your period?

I was always on birth control and haven't been for the past 8 months. for the past few months I have been getting really bad cramps 12 days before my period starts, is this normal? -- at times it hurts to even breathe a certain way, or move.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Health

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  • sounds like ovulation to me. Till I had my son, ovulation was always WORSE than my period.

    Answer by auroura at 2:32 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • You're ovulating. I'm 99% positive. I have the same thing. It's normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:37 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I always considered it Aunt Flow sending me a message shes on her way for a visit.

    Answer by CKasting at 2:46 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I agree - I can hardly stand up sometimes when I'm ovulating...sometimes it's like a pinch, sometimes it's more intense.

    Answer by swrockhead at 3:32 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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