I normally do My Period Diary at the end of my period but this time I thought I would do it at the beginning.
I don’t keep track of my period with apps or a calendar. Instead I rely on the rhythm method – I keep track of it in my head and go by how my body is feeling. I’m not on any hormonal birth control so I have a natural cycle which can sometimes be a little early or a little late. I’ve been using the rhythm method with a lot of success for years and years now so I have a really good idea of how my body feels when my period is about to come.
So the other week I felt like my period was coming and my body was telling me 2 weeks or so but boy was I wrong! The next day my boobs got really tender and sore (red flag for period is coming instantly). My period came the next day!
The following day, my period really started to flow… and all day I had been cramping. I used to get terrible cramps when I was younger (stay in bed, fetal position cramps) but on the pain scale, these cramps were only a 1/10 BUT I’d been cramping ALL DAY – every minute, every second! It’s annoying, tiresome, and so taxing on my body. It feels like my insides have been beating me up all day.
By day 4, my period was only a light flow and ended after about 5 or 6 days.
I also picked these up on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart.
I’ve tried the Always Infinity pads before but I haven’t tried the Stayfree Maxi yet. I only grabbed these because they were on sale and I love Stayfree pads so I didn’t even look at what type I was getting. Only when I got home did I realize these were MAXI and I was surprised because they are actually quite thin!
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