31 y/o NP, insertion March 8, 2013- during period. Normal (non HBC) periods are average flow and about 4 days on a 27-30 day cycle like clockwork. I was on NuvaRing for about 6 weeks prior to insertion, but no HBC for about a year previous to that.
I think i just need some reassurance: the end last week and over the weekend I was having some CRAZY cramps- not my normal "my uterus feels like it's trying to turn itself inside out- holy crap OW" cramps, but rather super intense shooting pain down my cervix, through my vagina, down my legs and occasionally through my rectum. These cramps did not respond to Advil or a heating pad like my normal ones do, and I was disconcerted to say the least- they would stop me in my tracks & I could barely talk through them...
I went for my verification ultrasound on Monday & talked to the tech a bit (she is on her second Mirena- cool!) she said it looked like I had an ovarian cyst that recently burst on my right side & that makes sense, because the cramps calmed down Sunday afternoon. She said she only ever spots on Mirena, and while she was looking around on the ultrasound, she said my lining looked pretty thin, and I should probably only spot as well since my period was due to come this week.
Well, Wednesday I started cramping again, this time, more like my usual cramps, with the occasional shot through the cervix/vagina, but not constant. I also started spotting later in the day, and have been cramping & spotting on & off since... Seems like my body is trying REALLY hard to get the lining to shed, but since there isn't a lot there, it's trying harder. I've checked my strings & my cervix, all seems to be well there, so I don't *think* I'm expelling.
Sorry about the novel, I'll wrap it up by saying: Anyone else experience something like this? Do you think this is my "period"? Will the cramps chill out over the next few months? (OMG, I hope so, as I'm living on Advil!)
Any insight/experience, however anecdotal, are welcome and appreciated!!
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