For the past few days I've had some bad pooping episodes. The sudden urge to go right away, and then when I do, I get severe menstrual cramping even though I'm not on my period. I am on the pill, Tri-Cylen lo, and I am sexually active. I skipped my last period and took a new pack of pills right away because I was visiting my boyfriend and didn't want to bleed - although I still did anyway, spotting, and then heavily when I came home. This was a couple weeks ago.
So I thought maybe I was having reactions to dairy all of a sudden. It felt like I'd have the shits every time I ate something like coffee with cream or whatever. But last night I had a big bowl of ice cream and I was fine?
This morning I had eggs on toast with avocado, and just 20 minutes ago got that sudden urge again to go.
I'm writing in this community because whenever I have been going, especially just the last time, I had SEVERE cramping, like I was on my period, but 100x worse. I was doubled over in pain, crying, and sweating. I've also gotten period cramps but never this bad, never.
Any ideas? I'm currently in bed feeling okay but, shaken up. I have mild cramps and light light spotting. I'm not supposed to get my period with the sugar pills until next Sunday.
EDIT: I went to the clinic, and was told it was most likely a virus I caught (possibly from travelling, I went to NYC a couple weeks ago) and to stay away from dairy/high fat foods/caffeine for a while lol. Doctor didn't seem too bothered by the period-like cramping. Hopefully things subside!