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. :(
RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013;
Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat
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.
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
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!