A gross TMI not fun NSV

mershmellow
on 11/13/17 8:02 am
VSG on 01/12/17

My mentrual cycle is finally trackable. It's been on time for the last three months while this is great it's also awful that I am having a period EVERY month and the cramps are going to be the end of me.

jenorama
on 11/13/17 10:05 am - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

I used to have really bad cramps, but I don't know if it's just because I'm older or because of the weight loss, but my periods have gotten a bit easier. I was worried about the no NSAIDs after surgery because I'd usually take 3 Ibuprofen a couple of times a day on the first couple days, but Tylenol does the trick and sometimes I don't even bother with that. Another thing is that it's a lot less messy and shorter, I think because things just kind of slide out easier without all of that visceral fat pressing down on the uterus.

Yay for being able to track though! I am super regular and keep track of mine on my iPhone Health app. Kind of bummed to see that the next one is due the day of my company's holiday party. :(

Jen

SkinnyScientist
on 11/14/17 5:14 am

ME too!

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

(deactivated member)
on 11/13/17 10:28 am, edited 11/13/17 2:33 am
RNY on 11/22/16

I have PCOS and have dealt with horrible periods my whole life. The good news is that they are getting better with my weight loss. Hopefully yours will too.

countrysweetheart
on 11/13/17 11:06 am
RNY on 03/26/17

If you are not planning on having children for a while you should think about an IUD. I had one placed almost a year ago and my period is very minimal (2 days of spotting) it took about 3 months for it to get to this point.

Hope it all gets figured out.

Starting weight:280lbs-Referral: July 11/16-Orientation: September 29/16-Pre-surgery-weight 249lbs Surgery date: March 26/17-M1-16lbs-M2-10lbs-M3-10lbs-M4-9lbs-M5-9lbs-M6-8lbs-M7-5lbs-M8-6-M9-4-M10-7-M11-Maintained-M12-Maintained-M13-
Goal Reached January 8/18

VSG on 12/10/13

Seconding the IUD! I used to have debilitating cramps, but they stopped when I got an IUD-- I went with Mirena. I spotted for the first few months, then the periods stopped completely, and the cramps along with them.

Fair warning, it hurts like a MOFO going in, but it's well worth one day of cramps!

I am the master of my own regain.

Professional geek, toddler mom, derby girl, author of the Five-Day Meat Test

mershmellow
on 11/13/17 8:14 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

Does a doctor put it in?

VSG on 12/10/13

Yup, your gynecologist does it. The doctor uses a speculum to open things up and then pops it in; it feels very similar to having a pap smear done.

I am the master of my own regain.

Professional geek, toddler mom, derby girl, author of the Five-Day Meat Test

mershmellow
on 11/13/17 8:23 pm
VSG on 01/12/17

I've never had a pap smear. I really need to. I don't have a gynecologist either. Guess it's time to look!

VSG on 12/10/13

They can do both procedures at the same time! It's uncomfortable, but at least it's quick, and it's definitely important to do.

I am the master of my own regain.

Professional geek, toddler mom, derby girl, author of the Five-Day Meat Test

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