I'm 27, NP, and have had Pragard for 18 months. Prior, I was on HBC for about 4 years and stopped because I could not tolerate the side effects.
Last Thursday I had my usual mid-cycle cramping, which I usually attribute to ovulation. It's typically mild to moderate, and I take a painkiller if it becomes an inconvenience.
Initially, I had the usual pressure in my lower abdomen --this time was on the left side-- and cramping. But it kept getting worse! For about an hour I was either writhing on the floor, or in the bathroom vomiting/voiding my bowels (sorry if TMI). Suddenly, it felt like something popped around my left ovary, more pain, and then I started to feel better. My poor mom was freaking out and wanted to take me to the ER.
The next day I went to the doctor and told them (doctor and resident) what happened, they asked me a ton of questions, did a bimanual exam then scheduled an ultrasound. The doctor felt a small bump on the left side.
Today, I had the transvaginal ultrasound (it would have been nice to know beforehand that I was going to be probed). It was a bit uncomfortable, especially when she imaged the ovaries but otherwise, not too bad.The technician said everything looks normal and that I had ovulated from my left ovary this month (it was much bigger than the right), hence the cramping. She looked at me like I was wasting her time coming in for no reason and I left feeling kind of stupid for making a fuss. My left side is still sore, and it's getting worse with pre-period cramps.
So, VP-ers, did I just experience a case of angry ovulation and then panicked for no reason? Is this what what happens sfter HBC? Will this be the new normal for me? If you've had a similar experience, please share.
Thank you, superstars!