strange period symptoms and pain

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-28-2001
strange period symptoms and pain
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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 11:02pm
Well for the last few months my periods had been very irregular. I relate it to our recent move across the country and the stress that comes with it. About 4days ago I started having severe breast pain bilateral and diarrhea. This Thought me off guard and wiped me out physically. I could barely get up to take my kids to school. After 2days of pure hell, I started my period that has come with cramps that no otc pain reliever can handle. The cycle is very heavy and I am going through a super plus tampon about every 45mins. I've been wearing a heavy flow pad also for security.
I am wondering if anyone else has had similar problems and if you have any advice.


Thanks so much!
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 12:54pm
Ugh... I'm sorry for what you're experiencing, especially if it's not normal for you. I tend to have the bowel issues just before and during my period as well. It's not fun, but for me it's normal.

Since this isn't something that is normal for you, you may want to see a gynecologist about it, especially with the heavier than normal period.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 11:26am

Wow, that doesn't sound like your run-of-the-mill PMS and period.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-18-2007
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 4:59pm

I agree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-28-2001
Thu, 03-17-2011 - 10:46pm
Well good news to report, the bleeding has slowed and the pain and discomfort has drastically reduced. Spoke with my PCP and he thinks that it was all related to not having a normal cycle since the move from Ohio to Texas. Now just waiting for his office to get me the referral so I can see a Ob/gyn.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 03-22-2011 - 12:20pm
I'm glad you were able to talk with your doctor and receive some reassurance.