A gross TMI not fun NSV

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.

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. :(


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 !  

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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.

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

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/13/17 12:28 pm
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!

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

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

Does a doctor put it in?

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/13/17 8:18 pm
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.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

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!

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/13/17 8:28 pm
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.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby