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menstruation questionnaire

  menstruation questionnaire response 74

how old were you when you first got your period, what was it like, and what did you know about what to expect?

  I was about 12 or 13 and I was really excited when I first saw the blood in my underwear. To me it was an important milestone in womanhood. I had been woken by cramps a couple of nights earlier which I didn't particularly appreciate, however. I knew about periods but the funny thing was I imagined a cup of blood pouring out quickly each morning, so I was in for a shock when I saw more blood on my underwear a few hours later! It seems dumb now.

how did you feel about it, and who did you tell about it?

  I felt so excited I rang my mum at work to let her know and was a little annoyed she wasn't as excited sounding as I was.

what menstrual product did you start with? how did you learn about it?

  I started with pads; it took me AGES to succeed with tampons

are you still using the same method to deal with the blood; what methods have you tried; which do you prefer and why?

  I use a mixture of tampons and pads; pads overnight and tampons during the day.

do you experience cramps, bloating, soar breasts, get pimples...? - if you do, tell us about it, and also, what remedies do you use?

  I get some cramping now but not a lot. I get massive food cravings and a couple of days of feeling really really down. My breasts get REALLY sore. I'm terrible at keeping track of cycles etc however, mainly since I've just come out of three year with virtually no periods thanks to implanon- so most of these symptoms I only notice once I get my period and realise i've been feeling funny for awhile.

do you feel emotional changes relating to where you are in your menstrual cycle?
  Definitely but I haven't logged it yet so i couldn't be specific about it.

how do the men in your life relate to your period, or periods in general?

  I'm currently single but my long term boyfriends haven't had to deal with it as I was on implanon and never had periods really.

this conversation makes me think....

  of past lovers

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