Before I was pregnant.. my periods were always irregular.. usually no longer than 4 days and always light. I never had to use anything more than a regular tampon.. and I never experienced cramps, bloating, irritability, or fatigue.
Since I've had Bella (which is 11 months ago, now) my periods have be AWFUL! The cramps, bloating, and fatigue are pretty bad, but worse my flow is ridiculous. The first and second day I usually soak through super or super plus tampons in an hour.. sometimes less! My first two periods I figured my body was just getting back to normal.. but its been almost a year and I'm worried that this really isn't normal and they should not be like this. What do you guys think? Did you experience this after pregnancy and did it go away with time? Is this way too heavy.. and should I just ask a doctor about it? Is there anything that Doctors can do/give me for this??
I encourage you to go to the doctor, there may be something wrong. It sounds like endometriosis.
I had endometriosis from the time I was 16 until menopause when I was 52. I had infertility problems and only got pregnant after taking the pill and going off. I had 3 miscarriages. Breastfeeding my 3 sons helped keep me from having periods and would help keep the disease away.
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