By - crazyaceinspace
Weird like about talking about medical issues or general puberty/sex/female issues type thing? Do you see a GP for checkups? You could mention symptoms at your next appointment and see if they’ll recommend you to a gyno/endo specialist. I personally think it would be best to just tell her the symptoms you’re having and that you don’t feel like they’re typical period issues and you’d like to see someone about the pain you’re experiencing. But I personally never had to tell my mom and always thought that my pain was normal until things escalated further and my mom took me to the ER. After they didn’t find anything she made me an appt with a gyno.
Yeah, weird about absolutely everything lol. Thank you so much for your advice, I really appreciate it
Hey! 32 year old here who literally would hide filled up pads and tampons at your age at home cuz I was so embarrassed how much I was bleeding. I’m so sorry you don’t feel comfy talking to your mom. I’ve been there. If she’s weird about period stuff, ask her to take you to your general doc for something else (you’ll know what she’s not weird about!) and then mention it to your doc when they ask “anything else going on?”. Remember, no one will advocate for you besides you, so use your voice and say “I believe the amount of pain and symptoms that accompanies my period is not normal” and hopefully your doctor is one of the good ones and will discuss treatment with you.
In the meantime, you can take up to 800mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours for pain. (I’m not a doctor but that’s a safe option and probably already in your house)
Keep us posted!!
Will do. Thank you so much for your comment <3
Awh kiddo I feel for you, sorry I'm not trying to be condescending. It's just in talking to you I'm also talking to my 16 year old self.
Excessive pain is not normal and you deserve a life without pain that you can live to the fullest. If your period pain is interfering with your daily life you need to seek help, the symptoms will only get worse with time if left untreated.
Dig deep inside yourself and examine what the best way is to approach your mother about this. Is she the type where you can sit her down by saying something like, "Hey mam, I'm a bit worried about x and I need some help." Does she need to be coaxed into the conversation? Perhaps you could bring it up when are already discussing something unrelated. Is she practical and factual, does she respond well to evidence? In that case have some info you can show her as back up. You know her best and are best placed to think of the best strategy to bring results.
The best thing you can bring to your first appointment with a doctor is a diary of symptoms. Track your period and all symptoms you experience at each stage of your cycle for at least two months. Know that this is not normal and you don't have to just put up with it. Stand up for yourself when you experience pushback.
If your body is telling you something is wrong, it's because it is. Remember no one else is experiencing what you are. You are the only one that can stand up for yourself, do not take no for an answer. Wishing you the best of luck my friend.
Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it