| | VERY sudden HEAVY PERIOD. I've NEVER had a heavy flow before.
I am 18 and up until about a year ago I have always had regular, light periods. I had a baby when I was 15 and even while bf-ing for 9 months, I had very regular periods with no problems. DD is 2 1/2 now and for almost the past year I have thought I was pregnant maybe 10 times because my period would be 1-3 weeks late with horrible cramping, mood swings and very VERY tender breasts. This is very unusual for me. Now, I just started on the 16th (yesterday) and it seemed normal and actually kinda on time (about 30 days) but a few hours ago after changing my tampon, I let loose some ping pong ball size clots and then inserted a fresh Reg size tampon. 15 minutes later, I thought I had forgotten to insert a tampon because I felt leaking. Sure enough, my tampon had COMPLETELY filled and was almost steadily streaming. I am still having some pretty large clots and am feeling very bloated and am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. I know that some clots are common and that a lot of people have heavy flows, but I've had my period for 10 years and I've never had a heavy flow in my life.