So I have always had 28 day cycles like clockwork for years. In highschool I had the worst menstrual cramps, vomiting, pelvic pain, diarrhea you name it. The whole school knew when I was on and I always stayed home the 1st 2 days. Got pregnant at 18, had my daughter at 19 and it went away. Then got on bc pills, stopped for a month, got pregnant with my second child had him at 21 then back on pills for 9 years. Got pregnant with my 3rd at 30, got on the patch then got off and found out i was pregnant on it and had my 4th child at 33. 5 weeks later I got my tubes tied. THEN my cramps came back about 2 months later and slowly got back to how it was in highschool. Right before my period comes I spot for about 3 days, reddish brown, then right before i get my period my legs starts tingling, and I know here comes the pain. I try taking tylenol in advance but it doesn't always work. This month my cycle was only 24 days. I started getting my crazy pms symptoms. First I am really sensitive, Friday I was crying for no reason all day long, then I was fussing at everybody and couldn't stand hearing certaing people voices. I get irritated from the dumbest things. Today my legs started tingling and it felt like little knots forming, then my back pain started coming, the left and right ovaries feels like someone is stabbing me. I started vomiting up nothing, then I had loose bowels like every 20 minutes, balled up crying but trying to hold it in and I had my kids punch me in the back because I was in so much pain. After 6 hours I finally came on and that's when my pain starts to subside. I have no energy and no appetite. I feel better once I come on but still not my normal self. When I am not pmsing I am the happiest person who is always smiling. Whenever I come on at work, everyone asks me whats wrong and if I dont catch my cramps in time, I am balled up at my cubicle at work crying. I try to start taking meds 3 days before I come on so it will only be regular pain and not excrutiating.
Even though I had cramps in highschool it seems worst now. I know after I tied my tubes, I immediately had short term memory loss for over a year. I couldn't remember having my child or being in the hospital. I get severe depression right before I come on and stay irritated to the point that I hide from everyone in the family. Everyone jokingly say I am bipolar but only right before I come on. I just want this to stop. I do get painful ovulation stabs but not unbearable pain like during the week I'm coming on. I just don't want to feel like a complete crazy person every month. I have been taking apple cider vinegar and it actually helped reduced the symptoms some but I just want it to go away!!!!!!