I just woke up in the middle of the night to the period from hell. I'm used to having about half of my periods be pretty painful but this is out of control for me. It's horrible pain accompanied by what feels like an awful lot of blood (not ER worthy though) and dizziness and nausea of an intensity beyond what I'm used to.
Two questions for VP:
(1) pain management help and the reminder about when to go to the er. I know it's probably mentioned in about every other post but I'm really struggling right now and am not up for searching. Best medicines for pain, food to help the wooziness, etc. Have heating pad and am not up for exercise or sex. Already took some NSAIDs but will have to make a pharmacy run for more of something and I'd like it to be the most effective.
(2) it would be very unlikely that I could possibly be pregnant (I use condoms better than typical use but less than perfect) but a mere 6 hrs ago I emailed my boyfriend to tell him that I was going to test this week because I've missed two periods. And now, this. Blood gushing out of me and pain I can't handle. My periods do seem to be worse when I skip some but not this bad. It is very important to me emotionally to know if this is a miscarriage or just a cruel period. If I was pregnant, how long would a pee on a stick test stay positive?
Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.