Were you crampy before 1st AF?

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Were you crampy before 1st AF?
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Tue, 04-22-2003 - 9:34pm
Background info...

My DS is 5 1/2 months. We had a hard time conceiving him (it took ~1 year). And my DH *really* wants kids close together so we are going to start TTC next month. I am BF 6-7 times per day (once at night) and feeding solids. I am on the mini Pill and plan to stop taking it after this pack is finished. I have not had a period.

Here are the questions...

I have been crampy for the past 2 weeks. For those of you who have had AF, did it come out of the blue? Did you feel AF coming on? What was your experience? Also, when did you start period? Anyone else taking mini pill?

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Registered: 04-04-2003
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 5:13pm
Hi! I definitely felt crampy--I even went in to the doctor because I got so "tender" when one of the kids would jump into my lap! I ended up getting my period a few days after bloodwork indicated it would still be a while! :) After my first pregnancy, I had PPAF at 8 or 9 months and became pg the next cycle. After my second dd, I didn't get PPAF until she was almost 19 months old. I was just sure that AF was coming for almost 2 months before it actually did--cramping, patches of wetter cm, etc. I bet your body is gearing up! Good luck!
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 04-24-2003 - 10:27pm
Hi,

I started getting EWCM patches and was pretty crampy on and off for 5 months before AF finally showed at 16 months PP. I was charting, so knew when I O'd and that I should be expecting AF, so it wasn't out of the blue. I think I was very crampy around that first O and had lots of low back ache.

Good luck, and hope your wait isn't too long!

Linn

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 04-28-2003 - 11:35am
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Tue, 04-29-2003 - 11:24am
I had my first AF at 11mos pp Very crampy, but more noticibly very Homronal, PMS galore, crying, yelling. my breasts were tender, my nipples hurt, so I kinda had an idea that AF would show soon, Also when I got my first AF it was very heavy, and just all around yucky.

Good Luck to you . Ren