You have my sympathy sweetie. When mine quit, I had normal periods for years, then would skip a month or two then... skipped a couple of years. Now I am fairly hopeful that the one on May 1 was the very last one.
Does that officially make me a crone???
Yup - but you are way younger than me! You deserve a croning ritual, too.
You are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet.
I'm OLDER than you.
So, how do we get the croning rituals on the calendar? Right now, since I am not working, I am free pretty much any time except early next week.
Any chance we could do this on or around Samhain? I love that holiday.
Huh. I thought I had you beat by a year.
I'm about to charge out of town for an anniversary special-time with my sweet baboo, but we should talk about this next week and brainstorm something up!
Silly child, I was born in 55 so I'm actually almost three years older than you.
In the meantime, have a super time and I will look forward to your return and said brainstorm.
I understand your the frustration, I'm Thursday 10am-12pm. Every now and again I go off and it really messes with me. Not to get all spokesperson but The Keeper
is the best thing ever. You just pop it in and dump it once or twice a day. The you wash it and pop it back in. SERIOUSLY. THAT'S IT.
It took me a month or two to get used to the feeling of having it in, but now it's both easy and comfortable. It's a little pricey particularly since you don't know how long you're going to need it. Still, it might be good for you on the level that once you pop it in you don't have to worry about whether you're just spotting or it's a full blown shark week.
Ooo, with an additional vagina dentata feature! doesn't the end thing...poke?
I've actually used a diaphragm to the same effect in the past, so it's tempting. Following the Law o' Murphy, I would probably never have another period after purchasing - and honestly, that alone may be worth the price!
Initially my end thing rubbed a little, but then I figured out how to situate it better.
And hey if you never get another one, you can return it in the first 90 days, no questions asked!
I use a Diva Cup (similar) and you can cut the pokey part right off! Much more comfy.
yep, seconded. I cut mine all the way and it's seriously the best thing I ever bought.
I've used both the Keeper and the Diva Cup. I haven't purchased tampons in maybe 10 years. I've never found the end bits to be pokey. On the Keeper, I trimmed mine to make it a more reasonable length. With the Diva Cup, it comes shorter. The ends do make it easier to remove. Without them, I find I need to root around a bit.
I use Instead, but I've been thinking about getting The Keeper.
My mom dealt with periods so heavy she feared hemorrhaging, when she started going through menopause. Her doctor told her she was too young (she was 45), and dismissed her, but that was ultimately what it turned out to be.
So yeah, I think it's just going to screw with you for a while. :(
I talked to my mom, and hers was really pretty easy and came at just about my age, so I'm hoping it won't be too bad. I went through a few months of those hemorrhagic periods a while back - Not Fun. But at least they didn't last.
Ick. That would truly qualify as ick.
The only time I had serious premenstrual problems was my first period after a second-trimester miscarriage. My sympathy for sufferers skyrocketed - it felt like people's voices were echoing inside my head, among other things. I swear, if that happened to me every month, there would be a lot of blood involved, and it wouldn't be mine.
My sympathies. Unfortunately, it could be up to two years before you're completely through the process, and the doctors don't decide you're post-menopause until you've been a year without a period. In my case, I had one after 11 months and 2 weeks, and we had to start counting again.
It really would be so much easier if we could turn it on and off, like peeing. Gotta talk to the Lord about his design flaws...
I haven't missed a single one yet. in fact, other than when I was pregnant, I missed exactly one in my whole life, back when I was 20 years old. I was so regular at 26 days that when I told my doctor I might be pregnant when I was only 30 days from my last period, she took me seriously!
But, yeah, I don't have any great use for this hardware; I wish it had an off switch.
I'm in the stage of not bleeding for 9 - maybe 10 months. . . enough to get my hopes up that I am on the home stretch and then. . .there it is. No fair.
But I think I am going to continue to milk the queen stage for all it's worth. No point in trying to rush the cycles (pun intended).