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Old 05-29-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy Am I normal?! This is so miserable!!!

I started my period last night and have been up all night with the worst cramps I've ever had. I laid on a heating pad all night, took advil, drank water, nothing helped. I finally fell asleep for a couple hours and then woke up with a stomach ache and have been going to the bathroom for the last hour. Now I have diarrhea. This is miserable. I know that the hormones and cramps can cause diarrhea and it has happened to me before. I am wondering though if this is so much worse because I was really constipated and hadn't gone to the bathroom in two weeks? I hadn't even had the urge to go to the bathroom although I'd been having stomach aches and knew I really needed to go. Would that make the cramps so much worse and cause the diarrhea to be worse? I was supposed to work today and I've called in sick because I'm so tired from not sleeping! You'd think at 30 years old I'd have a better handle on these things.

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Old 05-30-2010, 03:58 AM   #2
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Re: Am I normal?! This is so miserable!!!

You should get to the doctor because its not normal to be constipated for 2 weeks and you need to find out why that happened.

As for the cramps being worse, both constipation and diarrhea can cause painful cramps and so can your period, obviously. Any of those things could have made the cramps worse than normal. That's why you should get to a docto ASAP.

Also, you shouldn't take Advil or anything like that on an empty stomach because that can cause a lot of bad stomach pain and maybe even bleeding ulcers if you're not careful.

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