Are af's while bfing always so bad ?

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Registered: 08-28-2008
Are af's while bfing always so bad ?
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 1:20pm
I started AF which confirms that I did O so yay to Oing. However this af is horrible. I'm used to super heavy flows and being doubled over in pain from the cramps but this is just ridiculous. I can't function. Last night was a hot bean bag for 2 hours straight, minus the time to reheat it in the microwave. This af is so much worse than I remember my periods being and mine were always really bad. I guess I was wondering if they are worse than usual while you are nursing or if this is maybe just my first real af and that's why it is so much worse ?

 PCOS, Insulin Resistance, MTHFR, APS (Hughes Syndrome) and a Mullerian Anomaly  (bicornuate uteru

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Registered: 09-18-2010
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 3:46pm
AF before my DD was born was always light and cramp-free. After her birth, the first 4 or so were HORRIBLE. Killer cramps, torrential flow, giant clots, migraines. I told my doc I was gonna rip my uterus out and throw it out the window. Then things slowly got better. Flow is still a bit heavier than before, but other than that things appear to be getting back to normal. DD still nurses about 3 x daily on weekends and all night long every night. So maybe there is hope for you. Here's hoping it gets better sooner rather than later.
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Registered: 08-10-2010
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 4:14pm
The two AFs I've had have been terrible!


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Registered: 08-11-2006
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:43pm

I definitely noticed my periods are much worse then before I had a baby. I always had very light flow, almost to light, and now it's like the heaviest period I had experienced before only every cycle. I always had cramps but now they are so much worse, last time it reminded me of early on active


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Registered: 12-14-2008
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 8:20am

I do remember the first ppaf being worse. I didn't know if it was b/c I had forgotten....or if that first one is just plain bad.

But also, my periods and pms have gotten worse as I've gotten older.

If I wasn't ttc......I'd be happy not to have gotten ppaf!

Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!


Dee -- Homeschooling mom of 6 -- Forty-four and praying for 1 more!