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.
HW-272 Day of surgery-256 Current -169 Goal weight-155
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
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!