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Worst Period Story: I should have changed my tampon!

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During 6th period, I begin to feel some blood on my pants. But I thought I was probably imagining it, and just went on.

Jena writes:

I had always used pads and hated them. So, I decided to use tampons. I wore a tampon to school and everything was fine for the first half of the day. During lunch, I had to go change my tampon. For some reason, I decided to not do it.

So, during 6th period, I begin to feel some blood on my pants. But I thought I was probably imagining it, and just went on.

As 6th period ended, I realized my period was actually leaking. Thank god I wore black jeans!

I tied a jacket around my waist, just in case. When I got to 7th period, I looked in my bag for a tampon or pad. I thought I had something, but NO! I didn’t have anything with me. I went to the bathroom to check and of course, there was blood all over my underwear. I did not know what to do.

I had P.E. next, and it just happened to be the day where I was going to be sprinting. I told a teacher and went to the office, so I could get a pad. But when I got there, a random guy was standing there talking to the lady. I didn’t want to ask her for a pad in front of the guy, so I just asked her if I could call my mom. I called my mom and got her to pick me up. I was probably the happiest person ever when she showed up.

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Worst Period Story: Be careful what you wish for!

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Worst Period Story submitted by Kristina

Kristina writes:

I got my first period last year and within a few cycles, I regretted saying “Ugh. I wish it was heavier than this. This isn’t even a period!”

I was the girl that was really wanting hers and researching EVERYTHING.

Well, the day started off with me waking up and starting. I figured… Welp… Probably just another small one once again. NO.

Never have I been so shocked at how much blood I was losing!

I went through heavy pads within an hour and I was only 12! Talk about being paranoid.

I even leaked through my pants a bit and on the sheets.

Luckily, I have been somewhat regular and haven’t had a heavy period like that again!

So girls, remember I was just like you – wanting it so bad till I realized what it was actually like!

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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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Mother’s Day Period Stories: It ran down my leg and my mom helped me cover up!

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 #1 : It ran down my leg and my mom helped me cover up!
Becca writes:

We were on the way back from a family holiday to France, during which I had broken my leg. I was wearing a pair of denim shorts as it was very hot and they were the only thing that fit over my massive white plaster cast (which went from my toes all the way up to my hip).

On the day of our one-hour plane ride back home, I was on day 1 of my period. And although it was only day 1, I decided to wear a night pad, which I changed just before getting on the plane as my periods are usually quite heavy.

When we arrived back in England we had to wait for everyone else to get off of the plane before us because of my leg.

So when I eventually I stood up – MY PERIOD JUST FLOODED.

It went on the plane seat, my leg my shorts, everywhere. I was hoping to get away with it since I was wearing dark denim shorts.

My little sister sat down on my seat after I got up but when she stood up and saw the blood, she started screaming and crying thinking that she cut her leg!

By this point, blood was actually running down my leg and my Mum clicked on what had happened. She said to my sister, ‘No love, it’s not you that’s cut yourself its your big sister’.

But my sister had made such a fuss that the plane staff had come over and they were like ‘Oh no, how did you cut yourself and where?’ etc, and they kept going on and on about it, even saying that they could go and get me a plaster. It went a bit far when this random man offered to call an ambulance so that I could go and get stitches! Lol!

Looking back it was hilarious but at the time I was absolutely mortified!

…blood was dripping everywhere, running down my leg, all over the floor, and even on my mum’s shoes!

An airport man offered to carry me to the lift off the plane, I was like ‘No thanks, I’m okay’.

I stood on the bus ride back to the airport and blood was still dripping everywhere, running down my leg, all over the floor, and even on my mum’s shoes!

My Mum was standing behind me so that no one on the bus would see and kept saying ‘Don’t worry we’ll get it sorted soon’ and wiping the blood off her converse with a tissue.

Oh yeah, and the blood was also running right down my WHITE plaster cast.

Meanwhile my poor Dad didn’t even click what was going on and said to my mum ‘Mary, do you think its the cast that’s cut her leg? Maybe she does need stitches!’.

When we eventually got to the airport there was a guy with a wheelchair waiting for me and I felt so bad because I left a big bloodstain on the seat in the plane, bus and wheelchair!! Yuck! Horrendous day! Plus we had to use white paint to cover the bloodstains on my cast!

Thanks for being there for me when I needed you most Mom!!! You’re the best!!! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day Period Stories: My mom made a big scene in public!

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 #4 : My mom made a big scene in public!
Hannah writes:

My mom hasn’t always been open to talking about anything feminine. Periods, puberty, bras, nothing like that. Even asking questions was embarrassing. The day I got my period, I kind of knew what to do (following my mom and older sister everywhere sometimes pays off!), but still I was pretty clueless.

The night I got my first period, I wanted to tell my mom but I was so scared. I wasn’t sure how she was going to react. So I just worked up the courage to tell her and she gave me pads. I thought everything was going to be okay, I was wrong.

The next day. we went to the store, and we were waiting in line forever! My mom strikes up the conversation about my period, telling me certain stuff, but not the information I wanted to know. I asked a simple question, and she wouldn’t give me an answer!
She made a super big deal about it and everyone was staring at us!

She made a super big deal about it and everyone was staring at us! One woman even chimed in by saying that “maybe we should talk about this at home” and “I think you’re embarrassing her”. Then my mom started to pick a fight with the lady. I was beyond embarrassed, I felt like crawling up into a ball and crying.

We got home, and my mom apologized for what she had done and that she just wanted to help me. So we finally sat down and talked about it.
I’m still waiting to hear some information that I want to know about, but at least I know the basics.

So, to conclude, if my mom didn’t embarrass me beyond compare, I don’t think I’d know what I know now.

Thank you mom for chatting with me, making me turn 50 Shade Of Red, and for always being there for me (with a backup pad too!).

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