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Blinker Blinker
When you ladies get your period, do you ever feel like...I don't know, like there are small heavy men hanging from your labia? I feel like my heavy and they really hurt. It has happened before, but this is the first time I've decided to tell any other human beings about my labia. Am I just being weirdo Blinker, or does anyone else out there vaguely know what the hell I'm talking about? I mean, I can accept that I'm weirdo Blinker, because we all know I am, but still.

Also, I am feeling like my ovaries are just heavy. They hurt and feel almost bloated. This wouldn't be so weird save for the fact that I only have one fucking ovary, so why do I have pains on both sides where my ovaries should be?

Phantom pains? Although I'm female, I'm sorry to say that because I was raised by a single father (and he did a damn fine job, thank you), all I know about menstruation and period pains comes from the internet, you guys, or my doctors. I don't really have anyone I can call up and ask "What does it mean if my ovary is like, trying to jump out of my belly, and my labia feel like they're gonna rip off?"

Consider this a rant/question/plea for hugs.

And, if you guys have any weirdo period stories or pains, please share, if you're comfortable. Let's all commiserate over period pains. If I had a tray of brownies, I'd offer you all some
10/26/2010
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Believe me, I TOTALLY sympathize. I begged to be put on birth control so I could function. The pain was causing me to double over and I had to be sent home from work every month when it happened. It's made me decide that God's a misogynist for making the system do that.

My pain has always felt like I was trying to digest a brick and give birth to a boulder. From about my navel down to my canal was nothing but pain. I wouldn't allow anyone near me, because it felt like anyone being within two inches would make it hurt worse.

The Pill has dulled it down to a minor ache that doesn't need pain-relievers.

So, yeah, I totally understand and offer you lots of hugs.
10/26/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
*HUGE HUGS* ok that is out of the way.

When I have my period I am exhausted.. but I cant sleep. I am a sufferer of period insomnia. Yes it is for real and yes it happens and yes it drives me to drink. In fact, sometimes I will have a couple glasses of wine in order to help me sleep.

I don't get labia pain but I do get pain just at the entrance of my beav. I got stitches there when I had my daughter and for about a year I felt nothing then all of the sudden BLAMMO! I get this dull ache where the doc sewed me up.

Sometimes I am convinced I am feeling an egg drop. Or I get up too fast and I get this weird twisty pain on one side like my fallopian tube is possessed and is trying to do a freaking back flip. All this happens during the week or so before I start.

And the back pain. Oh the back pain. This girl business blows sometimes.
10/26/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Believe me, I TOTALLY sympathize. I begged to be put on birth control so I could function. The pain was causing me to double over and I had to be sent home from work every month when it happened. It's made me decide that God's a misogynist ...
The whole period thing seems so simple, in theory. The egg goes through a tube, and comes out. Why does it have to hurt so much? But yes, God's a misogynist. He's gotta be. We must suffer through periods and childborth, while the men folk can walk around wagging their dicks at everything and everyone.

Thank for the hugs, dear
10/26/2010
Blinker Blinker
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
*HUGE HUGS* ok that is out of the way.

When I have my period I am exhausted.. but I cant sleep. I am a sufferer of period insomnia. Yes it is for real and yes it happens and yes it drives me to drink. In fact, sometimes I will have a couple ...
Back pain! My back starts to go haywire a week before my period. It's like when elderly people, or people with traumatic injuries can predict the weather. Thank goodness for Zanaflex and chocolate milk. This combo keeps me sane...temporarily.
10/26/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
The pain I get is nothing that Advil can't handle, but I'm always completely exhausted the whole time, and sleep poorly -- like I'll jerk awake every fifteen minutes all night. Until about three minutes ago, I thought it was all in my head, so thanks for this thread.

Now I wish I could drink!
10/26/2010
kinky girlfriend kinky girlfriend
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
When you ladies get your period, do you ever feel like...I don't know, like there are small heavy men hanging from your labia? I feel like my heavy and they really hurt. It has happened before, but this is the first time I've decided to tell ...
maybe I am one of the lucky few who don't get any pain that has to do with women stuff. I do get really bloated and my boobs swell and food cravings like chocolate and junk...I can pms bad or feel more tired than usual and need to sleep well just to make it through the day and work and get pretty tired still at work and need a good night rest again...
10/26/2010
Victoria Victoria
I hate to be a mega-downer... but have you ever talked to your doc about this? It sounds like Endometriosis...which I have, and it SUCKS. There is no "cure", so I manage the pain with 1,000mg of Advil round the clock for the first 2 days and on, as needed.

Sorry, but I thought it might help!
10/26/2010
Blinker Blinker
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
I hate to be a mega-downer... but have you ever talked to your doc about this? It sounds like Endometriosis...which I have, and it SUCKS. There is no "cure", so I manage the pain with 1,000mg of Advil round the clock for the first 2 days ...
My doctor actually suggested I may have endometriosis again! I had some problems fixed with "band aid" surgery in July, but these pains, coupled with crazy erratic digestive issues made my doctor mention endo. I think you brought to light the little lightbulb that went on in my brain

It's definitely something I need to get checked for again. Thanks, Victoria!
10/26/2010
sasweetheart89 sasweetheart89
It sounds like you have discussed this with your doctor, but please just make sure that you describe it in full detail- no censors- and if the doctor seems unsure, there is nothing better to do than to get a second or even third (or more) opinion. I know a lot of weird crap happens to women during that time, but that sounds like nothing I, personally, have ever heard before (but then again I'm certainly no specialist lol). I think I may be a bit paranoid because I def watch too many doctor-type shows and spend too much time on webmd.com but I can't stress the second opinion thing enough. If it wasn't for a second opinion on one of my own totally different types of medical problems, I don't even know where I would be right now...

After reading these posts, I just feel DAMN lucky to have the type of cycle I have now. It used to be downright awful, but that's in the past and I try to pretend it was all a bad dream, but ever since I got on this particular birth control (Loestrin 24 Fe), I no longer get periods- or any of the symptoms at all. Like at all, at all! The only thing I can think of is that I get some cravings but I have a sweet tooth anyway so its really nothing too out of the ordinary. This is probably not the best option for someone who is going to worry too much about pregnancy because it will probably freak you out every month when you get to end of the pack and literally nothing happens, but I am more than religious with taking my pills and we use protection, too, so no worries for me! So sorry for what you all go through... =( *hugs,brownies,and more hugs*
10/26/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
*HUGE HUGS* ok that is out of the way.

When I have my period I am exhausted.. but I cant sleep. I am a sufferer of period insomnia. Yes it is for real and yes it happens and yes it drives me to drink. In fact, sometimes I will have a couple ...
Actually some women can feel their ovaries release an egg. You're not crazy. It's called "mid-pain" (for some reason doctors couldn't come up with anything better to call it other than it's pain in your middle ).

And Blinker, I'm so sorry! *big hug! and a drink!* It's perfectly natural to have pain during menstruation. There's a lot happening inside the body during a period so sometimes it just plain hurts. Perhaps the increased blood flow is what's causing your labia to hurt. That part I'm not sure of. But I do wonder if your side pain could be cysts or endometrosis. If so, that could be trouble in the future. Thankfully a doctor could figure that out with an ultrasound, easy as pie.

I used to have insanely painful periods. I would sob uncontrollably and lay in the fetal position until my meds kicked in to stop it. Then I got put on the pill and things got better... for a while. Then I got migraines, high blood pressure, and nearly died of a stroke. So no more birth control. And then PCOS.

But since we're talking about periods, I have an amazing announcement for any and all women who have/understand PCOS! For the first time in SEVEN YEARS I am having my period without the medicinal influence of drugs to make it happen! I feel like I'm whole again! I stopped taking the meds the doctor prescribed me months ago because they failed to do anything and I couldn't afford financially to keep them, plus they gave me baaaad side effects. And 10 months since my last (artifial) period, I'm having a real menstruation! There are no words to express my joy. The best thing to happen to me in years and just in time to make me appreciate myself ever since my ex kicked me out.
10/26/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Just read the rest of the posts and I'm glad I'm not the only one suggesting endo and that you should check and re-check with a doctor about it. We all care.
10/26/2010
GeekWife GeekWife
You're really not the only one with the labia pains. I thought someone had kicked me in the crotch. And it's only been since I had my son. Couple that with the ovulation pain and god help my poor husband.

For what it's worth, once I got the IUD, the pains were lessened quite a bit. I used to be one of those "close the door and leave me alone for a week" kind of people, now I get a couple hours, or at max a day, of the pain.

Definitely time to revisit that doc. But no, you're not entirely weird HUGS and hope you feel better and find answers soon!
10/26/2010
Unconventional Unconventional
I feel like that after sex if I'm even close to getting my period. Evil rag...
10/27/2010
Trashley Trashley
Not on my labia, but I can feel ovulation before/after my period. It's like the egg's pushing down on my tubes and shtoof. No bueno...
10/27/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
Ever since I had my ablation and tubal ligation back in August of this year, I now only feel some PMS every month and a wee bit of spotting. I used to have such heavy periods that it felt like a miscarriage every month. When I ovulated, I was in agonizing pain for 3-4 days.

Ablation is not for women who still want to have babies. It will destroy the endometrial lining. Pregnancy is possible, but not safely sustainable after this procedure, which is why I had my tubes tied too.

It was a good decision for me. I've had 3 children and I'm almost 40. It was time to "close shop"
10/27/2010
Alicia Alicia
Yes, my labia feels incredibly heavy and achy the first day or so of my period, it's insane and sometimes I have to just sit down and place my hand over it to give some pressure so that it doesn't feel like it's being weighed down.

I also get pain from each side, and it feels like my ovaries are twisting and being squeezed and man it's horrible!

I take aleve, it's been shown to be the best pain reliever for menstrual cramps. I have some heavy duty prescription strength aleve that I was actually prescribed for sinus headaches, but I take one when I get my period too and it really helps. That and heating pads, heating pads help me immensely.

I also get ovulation pain..it's crazy there is very little time during the month that there isn't something going on!
10/27/2010
Not here Not here
I don't have all that much insight, because I've never felt like this before. But I did want to offer you a *BIG* hug, a flower and a drink !

Hope you figure out what it is, it seems as if some of the other ladies have offered a good range of possible causes. Feel better, Blinker!
10/27/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I've had terrible periods since I had kids. It's always a week long, I bleed enough to make me anemic for the first 3 days, and I cramp so bad that ALL I want to do is curl into a ball and sleep all day. And the EATING! OH. MY. GOD. I can eat all day... and crap at that. Whenever TOM (time. of. month.) comes to visit, all I want to do is yank my uterus out (I'm tied, I don't even NEED it anymore) and just give it to someone else. I keep begging for my doc to either do an ablation (as I saw someone mentioned above) or to just remove it.

I'd do birth control, except that it makes me insane. Literally. Bat-shit crazy.
10/27/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Blinker
My doctor actually suggested I may have endometriosis again! I had some problems fixed with "band aid" surgery in July, but these pains, coupled with crazy erratic digestive issues made my doctor mention endo. I think you brought to light ...
You're welcome! I hope it helps. And the labia pain might be from engorgement - being swollen with blood there. It happens. That's why I take an anti-inflammatory and pain relief medicine. It takes the edge off but the pain is still there.
10/27/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
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Originally posted by Blinker
My doctor actually suggested I may have endometriosis again! I had some problems fixed with "band aid" surgery in July, but these pains, coupled with crazy erratic digestive issues made my doctor mention endo. I think you brought to light ...
My sister has had the band-aid surgery a few times...never lasts more than three months then it is back in bed screaming. I have PCOS, and my time of the month is HORRID, plus beginning two weeks before I am in pain. So, for like ONE week of each month I am happy go lucky.
10/27/2010
RosesThorns RosesThorns
First of all *BIG HUGS*
Second of all... I just had one of the worst periods of my life... I ended up in the ER last monday due to my cramps being so bad and located only on one side. After pumping up full of morphine and running a bunch of tests the decided that MAYBE its endo, no idea. Got home and started my period which was 6 days of bleeding soooo heavy that I was convinced that I was actually hemorrhaging (lol) we're talking bleeding though a super tampon in well under an hour and what not... it was terrible... My point is... I feel your pain!
10/27/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
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Originally posted by GeekWife
You're really not the only one with the labia pains. I thought someone had kicked me in the crotch. And it's only been since I had my son. Couple that with the ovulation pain and god help my poor husband.

For what it's worth, once ...
Definitely. I am constantly describing my pain as if feeling like I have been booted in the crotch. It hurts when I sit and put pressure on it and it's worse when I stand. Only since I have had children though. Luckily I have also got some weird ass alarm in my body which sets off abdominal cramps the moment my period starts so I know that within the next half hour I will be in desperate need of a tampon.

I heard an Ice pack would be helpful, I wonder if i chilled my glass dildo if that would do the same thing.
10/30/2010
Kiwi Kiwi
Periods suck. I usually feel like I'm ill the first day. I have terrible stomach pains and I've even had a fever a few times. Funnily enough, this is on hormonal birth control; without it I'm fine.
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