Ow Ow Ow!

I remember entering my teens, and wishing badly for my first period to come. All my friends had theirs, and I felt like a freak. They would talk about it with one another, and I had nothing to say because obviously I'd never experienced a period.

My mum would put pads in my school bag-- "just in case." I guess that was smart.

Shortly after I turned fourteen it came... and my God. I couldn't believe I had wanted this monstrosity. It was okay at first, but I quickly discovered I not only had very heavy periods, but horrible cramps as well. At least I was lucky enough to first get it during the school holidays, because later, when I had to go to school with it, it was terrible. All the walking around from class to class made my stomach hurt so much. I had visuals of what I thought it felt like; basically someone stabbing me in the stomach, then putting their foot in and swishing it around.

It was always really bad throughout my teen years, and now I'm 19 and it's still painful, but not as much as it used to be. I'm thankful that it's usually only really bad on the first (or sometimes second) day, but after that it becomes less of a bother. One thing I've noticed is that I get random aches more than I used to when I was younger. I used to just get cramps, but thesedays I get a sore back and/or pelvis. But again, the bad stuff usually only lasts a day or two.

FateCantDecide FateCantDecide
22-25, F
2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

i hate cramps and its funny because i got my period when i was exactly 13 and 7 months old. i can only deal with cramps curled up in a tight ball on my bed hugging a cushion yet i only get 0-2 cramps per menstruation

Do you take medication for it?