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Worst Period Story: Sleepover Nightmare!

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No not today!

Anonymous Reader writes:

This worst period story is about my SLEEPOVER NIGHTMARE!

It was my best friends birthday, she was having a sleepover at her house. They wanted to go swimming and me being on my period refused.

I didn’t want to tell them the truth because none of them have gotten it yet. I told them I forgot my bathing suit and well my sister did too.

We went to the mall and her grandpa offered to buy me and my sister a bathing suit. My sister got a bathing suit and when we got back they tried to push me in the pool (swim suit or not).

After an hour of fighting them off we decided to watch a movie and set up our beds.

I was sleeping on an air mattress, her grandpa gave me WHITE sheets and a WHITE blanket.

I didn’t think the blood would soak through my pad but it did.. When I woke up I felt it, the damp spots on my shorts.

Everyone was still sleeping so I tried to clean myself up. I changed and put on a new pad, put toilet paper on my panties too because they were still wet >.> (I should’ve brought an extra pair of panties).

Everyone woke up and her grandpa came to grab the blankets and sheets. I put the sheet in a ball and handed it to him to wash.

I’m not sure if her grandpa found out or seen the stain but I left right after that. I told no one.

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Worst Period Story: The 3 Cs – Cramps, Constipation, & Crying

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Lisha writes:

I just started my period the day before with severe abdominal pains and constipation….. I wanted to cry so bad!…

That night after I begged my mom to come get me from school because I was in soo much pain… I got a pillow and placed it under my stomach to help me sleep but my period had already filled up my pad completely and my pjs were covered in blood. I rushed to the bathroom to clean myself up.

Afterwards my mom told me she wanted to go shopping so I went and decided to wear a pad, underwear, a new pair of pjs, and sweats over the PJs AND I still bled through everything!

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Worst Period Story: Blood bath road trip

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Ashley writes:

It was a Saturday and as usual my period was heavy. I was out all day and forgot to take extra pads along. So as I was in the car I felt as if the pad was leaking and my mom just said maybe it’s just squishy.

I came down from the car when we got to the mall and there it was blood everywhere even on the road and the chair was soaked!!

My mom entered the mall bought tampons and pads and walked me inside and allowed me change my clothes too. It was the worst experience in my life.

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Worst Period Story: It was so bad the doctors gave me MORPHINE!

This is a true story of endometriosis and contains details that may not be suitable for younger readers.

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Jenni Rempel writes:

I was at home when my period started and right away I headed to the bathroom. I had horrible cramps and really had to go to the bathroom, but each time I tried I was just left feeling constipated. I was in so much pain I couldn’t see straight. I laid down on the bathroom rug and closed my eyes.

When I work up I had leaked all over the rug and left a big red stain. I was so bloated and had so much abdominal pain that it hurt even to wear underwear. I felt like there was nothing I could do! I asked my boyfriend to call the ambulance.

I was in so much pain I had to go to the ER.

At the ER is was a busy day and the chair I had to sit in was broken. It hurt too much to sit down so I laid on the floor. Then I threw up right there in the middle of the hallway.

I have always been really scared of needles and hadn’t even had a blood test in several years. On this day I was in so much pain that I was hurting too much to be scared. I let them do a blood test and then they put an IV in and gave me antibiotics for a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) before giving me a full course of morphine for the pain. I finally started to feel a bit better so they said I could go home but I had to come back for a week of IV antibiotics to treat this UTI.

I thought my Mom would understand and come help me but she said I should suck it up and refused to come get me from the hospital. Finally she agreed to come pick me up but she was very angry at me for making such a big deal out of my period. When we got home my Mom yelled at my for leaving a period stain on the bathroom rug. So ontop of being so physically sick I also felt very sad that my Mom was being so mean.

Even though my Mom didn’t understand, I am now more informed about period pain and women’s health. I later found out that the cause of my pain and problems was not a UTI but was Endometriosis, a chronic disease.

Period pain and problems are nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of and if you or someone you know had painful periods that interfere with their daily life it may be a sign of a medical problem or condition. I hope no one else has to have an experience like mine, worst period ever!

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Funny Period Story: My boyfriend mixed up pads with diapers!

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Lily writes:

So one day I got my period and I totally wasn’t ready for it. I was wearing thin white shorts that day and didn’t have a pad on me.

I was on my boyfriends lap at the park. We were laughing and he started to tickle me! Whenever I laugh I pee a little…

And I started laughing so hard that I couldnt’ stop peeing!

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Blood started to come out too and that’s when I found out I was on my period!

I start to cry but my boy friend says it’s ok! We run to his car and he drives us to the store – he runs inside and guess what he buys me???

My boyfriend bought me DIAPERS!

I started crying even more and tell him I need pads! Not diapers! He thought the diapers looked like pads so that’s why he bought them. He threw the diapers in the car and ran back into the store to buy pads.

This time he bought me EXTRA THICK pads

I started to cry even harder because my period was leaking through my white thin shorts faster and faster… so I put on the diaper and pad… then my boyfriend took me home to his house and I feel asleep.

I woke and I had a different pad on and some boxer shorts and his sweat pants.. Worst day of my life!

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Worst Period Story: I leaked at a celebrity party!

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Jenni Rempel writes:

I had just had the worst period ever but figured it was just a fluke incident.

I was scheduled to volunteer at this fancy fundraiser party at this vacation destination. The party was a 3 hours drive away and I had been assigned to go with this guy I had never met before.

There were going to be celebrities there and I was supposed to take photos so I was pretty excited.

Just my luck, I woke up the morning of the party with my period.

Right away I started to have very painful cramps and felt nauseous. I tried to breathe deeply and took some over-the-counter pain medication on the drive over.

pristine-bathroomAfter sitting in the car for 3 hours we reached the location of the party. I stood up and felt this huge gush as all the flow from the 3 hour car ride was pulled down by gravity. I immediately went to the bathroom to change my pad and tampon.

The bathroom was all white! The towels were white, the toilet was white, everything was white, and very very clean.

I felt so embarrassed to be dumping all of this menstrual blood in this oddly pristine washroom.

As the party started I continued to feel sicker and more nauseous. I started to get weak in the knees. I went back to the bathroom and this time was in so much pain I actually passed out on the floor.

Someone eventually knocked on the door loudly and I woke up to discover there was a long line of people waiting to use the washroom. I had also leaked through my fancy dress onto the white floor of this white coloured washroom.

I was mortified! I wiped it up and put a sweater around my waist to hide any stains on my dress. And everyone I knew at the party was a guy so I didn’t even have any other girls to help me out.

I tried to avoid all of the celebrities because I didn’t want them to see anything embarrassing. And then after all that I had to take another 3 hour drive home with this guy I didn’t know very well. Worst period ever!

I keep having painful periods like this and was eventually diagnosed with Endometriosis (link to: http://www.theperiodblog.com/guide-to-periods/endometriosis-everything-you-need-to-know/), a painful chronic disease.

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Worst Period Story: I had to go to the hospital!

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Jenni Rempel writes:

I was 21 and had just moved to NYC to do a summer internship. I was living in an intern apartment with my first-ever roommate and was a little embarrassed about having my period around someone I didn’t know well.

I had bought a Diva Cup to use during my trip but had never tried it before. So my period started and I went to try the Diva Cup for the first time, but I couldn’t get it in right! I tried about 5 times until it finally stayed but it didn’t feel like it was inserted correctly.

My roommate and I had to run off to an event we were volunteering at so I figured it was good enough and decided to just leave.

Once we got on the subway I started to feel really bad cramps and got very woozy. Then I started to get a fever and needed to lie down. By the time we reached our stop I couldn’t stand anymore and needed to go to the bathroom, badly. I was feeling really bad so I parted ways with my roommate and switched trains to go home.

I even laid down on the subway bench (luckily it was a Sunday morning and the train wasn’t crowded) on the way back. When I got back to the stop near my house I was so weak I could barely move. I had to crawl up the stairs to the subway exit.

I hobbled into the first place I saw, which was an IHOP restaurant, and asked to use the bathroom. At first they wouldn’t let me because I had to buy something in order to use the washroom. I was so woozy and in so much pain I couldn’t think straight and collapsed on the waiting bench.

I finally asked for a bottle of water, gave her $20 and was allowed to go to the washroom. I tried to go to the bathroom but I was very constipated.

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It took me about 10 minutes to get the Diva Cup out and it was almost full of blood when I removed it. I had never had a very heavy period before so I was pretty surprised and concerned to see this.

Even after I took the cup out and tried to use the washroom I was still in so much pain which continued to get worse.

Because I was new in the city I didn’t really know anybody to ask for help, but I knew I was too sick to climb the stairs to my apartment or walk home. The hostess came into the washroom to check on me and I asked her to call an ambulance.

As the paramedics took me away the hostess gave me my bottle of water and change. She really wanted me to buy something!

I ended up taking an ambulance to the hospital where I was diagnosed with “unidentified gastritis”.

Afterwards I keep having painful periods like this and was eventually diagnosed with Endometriosis a painful chronic disease. Talk about the worst period ever!

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Funny Period Story: That time I wore WHITE pants

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When you wear your cute white pants and your period comes…

Backpack Blues writes:

I was at school and it was my last class for the day. Some girlfriends and I were talking about periods and I said,

“I am seriously praying I don’t get my period today because I’m wearing white pants!”

10 minutes later the bell rang. I got up and felt something and for sure I was wet!

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I was hoping it was discharge or something but not my period, please not blood… RED blood.

I get out of class and try to walk quickly to the band hall. Well the band hall is on the other end of school and where my mom picks me up.

I’m trying to hide my butt with my backpack from the people behind me. I get to the band hall and run to the restroom. Looks like Jesus couldn’t save me. I wrapped up some toilet paper put it on my underwear and called my mom.

Luckily, I only had a small dot of red on my pants. I ran outside and couldn’t be happier to see my car!

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My First Period Story: It came during Church!

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Church girl, 11 (Jamaica) writes:

Well mine started at church last year August 24. It was during service when I felt something wet down there. I also needed to go pee but the service was awesome so I waited until it was finished.

When I got to the restroom and pulled down my underwear, something red caught my eye. I was shocked and thought I deficated on my underwear! I sat there thinking what it could be so I smelled it and OMG it was blood!

I called my girl cousin who is 14 and started her period three years earlier. She told me to go home which is right next door to the church.

I wanted to tell my mom but I was too shy to say the word “period” to my mom so my cousin told her for me. Since I started puberty at 6 years old, my mom and I have developed a good relationship so I could tell her anything. My mom had already given me the talk because I was maturing so fast. At 10, I was already developing the breasts of girls in 9th grade. It felt really weird.

My cousin gave me a pad but I didn’t know how to put it on so my mom helped me put it on my underwear. My mom also gave my cousin and I the period talk – what you can and can’t do during your period.

Later that night every female in my house knew I had started my period. They shared that they all started their period at 11 or 12 so I though to myself: How could I start in 4th grade?!

I wanted to tell my best friend about my period but my mom said it was a bad idea because my she was afraid my friend would tell everyone!

Well guess what! It turns out my best friend also started the same time as I did!!

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Mother’s Day Period Stories: I leaked all over my WHITE skirt

This Mother’s Day we asked our readers to send in their most memorable period stories with their mom. Here are our top 5 stories!

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Period Story #2 : I leaked all over my WHITE skirt
Alaina writes:

So we have sports at school every Wednesday and I was on my period. It was really heavy but I guessed I would manage.

But by the third period, I leaked all over my white skirt! It was summer so no jackets. I panicked and a friend of mine called my mum and told her to bring me some new clothes. And what does my mom bring me? ANOTHER SKIRT. No t-shirt, nothing.

I wore my skirt, which was black btw, with my white jersey and sport shoes. Honestly I looked like a stupid zebra running through school. There were my guy friends who threw some ‘We understand but its still amusing’ looks. And my male teachers looked at me ridiculous too!

So embarrassing. Hope I never have to go through something like that again.

Oh well, thanks for the skirt Mom!

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