Yesterday, my bleeding was light. I experienced some mild and dull cramps during the day (which didn't bother me), but then I experienced sharp, painful cramps around bedtime, so bad that I had to stop everything I was doing and curl up in bed with a heating pad because I didn't know what else to do. I've never had really painful cramps before. I've never taken OTC pain medication for cramps, but I was considering it last night. This morning, I discharged a rather sizable chunk of tissue. I'm used to seeing bloody menstrual globs on the first day or two of my period, but this was more like a glob without the blood.
Can anyone else relate to these experiences? I was expecting to see a lighter flow based on what I'd read about hormonal birth control, but I was completely surprised (and a little scared) by the painful cramps. My uterus is still feeling a little dull ache-y today, but it's not bad like last night.