EXTREMELY heavy period with Paragard.. How heavy is too heavy?
First off, I'm 24 and I've never had any children. I don't know how else to start other than to explain the whole experience thus far.. Lol. Well here it goes.. I had been using the NuvaRing for the past 4 years up until last month. I got the Paragard inserted on December 13th( which happened to be the 2nd day of my period) because I was tired of having a monthly routine and I didn't like the effects of the hormones on my body. I had horrible cramps post insertion for about 4-5 days. It was the worst pain I've ever felt. My doctor said that was normal because of me never being pregnant before. She prescribed me Vicodin to help with the pain. That made it bearable. My period lasted 8 days which I expected because of everything I read and was told by my doctor. It was a bit rough because I was used to having a very light period that lasted 3 days every month, with some bad cramps but Excedrin Menstrual Complete always relieved them. I went a week without bleeding, but then spotted for the next 2 weeks. I started getting REALLY bad cramps and my period came yesterday. The amount of bleeding yesterday wasn't much different than last month's, but today I'm getting a bit freaked out. I'm wearing a super tampon and a overnight pad for backup because I'm bleeding through the tampons so fast, and I have to change them about every hour. I know with Paragard us ladies are told we're going to have heavier/longer "natural" periods, but how heavy is too heavy? I'm experiencing extremely heavy bleeding, not too many clots like I've had before, but not to be gross, I seriously feel as though I am gushing blood if I'm standing up or running around like I was at work earlier. I'm having really bad cramps just like post insertion of the IUD, luckily I have some of the prescription left from last month.There's not much else I can do because of course it's the weekend so I can't talk to my doctor until Monday morning, I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this like I am, or should I worry and get to the doctor/ER?