For the menstruating women (or those who have.. heck any woman lol)

@SomeCowgirl (32273)
United States
August 7, 2012 11:06pm CST
I was just thinking about this. Most of us suffer from some sort of "period abnormality". Mine is getting better since I've drank that tea (I plan to get more and drink more tea in the winter time) but still sometimes I'll be walking somewhere and have to walk straight to the bathroom if you know what I mean.. I work late at night and the last time I can go to the bathroom is like basically on my break which is around 9 pm. Sometimes though I've "gushed" and worried about walking around and straightening etc whilst this "problem" is occuring.. I'm the only one at the front but not the only one in the store. I don't like to disturb the other workers though as they have a big job to do. However, the other night I did.. I just wasn't sure and didn't want to feel the "icky" on me any longer. I usually wrap a lot of toilet paper besides my pad when this happens but sometimes I don't know it's going to until it's too late and either I can't get someone to cover me for a second or I don't want to.. I guess I'm odd, they wouldn't really mind and they can't really say no either way.. but well ya know.. Anyway have you been at work in an environment where you can't really "get up and go to the bathroom" and felt awkward and worried that you'll "gush" and it'll show? Please tell me I'm not the only one.
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@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
9 Aug 12
This is what I perceive, you are menstruating which means you are fertile and I think to some men that is attractive. However I do not imply that you purposely let the stain remain but if by accident it shows, it is okay. Let me tell you something separate from this issue which may also empower you. When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I never looked in the mirror because all I see is ugly me. But this guy at work told me I am attractive. Surprise surprise..what do we know what goes into these mens heads anyway?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
9 Aug 12
Well yeah, some men are weird in that sense and it doesn't really matter to them... I seem to meet the ones to whom are like that, or maybe just most men are. My problem is more that it might show as my periods can be heavy.
• Singapore
10 Aug 12
Have you tried placing two pads side by side to make them wider? Choose longs pads also and try to cover your bottom (with a long blouse) whenever you can. I read one of your responses use diapers, I think that is a good idea. But try two pads side by side first. It might be awkward if somebody you know catch you buying diapers.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Aug 12
Four years ago I had a hystercomy. It was a blessing! I remmeber all those days like you had and so much more! I hated having my period! All the bleeding,the pads,the accidents,cramping,the menstrual pain and the mood swings! Oh the memories! Ya right! At least those days are long gone!
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I used to be able to wear tampons but I don't even do that anymore as sometimes my period is heavy enough for it, sometimes too light but it has always been an irritant for me! Plus TSS, no thanks... I think the worst part is feeling a full pad and not being able to change it and HOPING that it's not stained your clothes, but the cramping... Well I've had it so bad that I had to STAY in a bath tub full of HOT water as hot as I could stand it with the fan blowing on me.
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
I have some period abnormality since sometimes my period only lasts for four days and sometimes it lasts up to a week. Plus, I don't regularly get my period. There are some months when I do not get my period. But that has only happened once! Whew, now I have a normal cycle again. Maybe you should get that checked by a doctor? I hope your situation improves. happy mylotting.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I appreciate the advice but I don't do doctors. Most likely all they will do is slam me onto a birth control pill, and I don't do those. I've found herbal remedies that have worked for me however, and that is what I will go with. If you'd like to try something of the sort as well. Research "Red Raspberry Tea for women" and "Fertile Tea" for women... I've used both, and it helps.
@celticeagle (114315)
• Boise, Idaho
8 Aug 12
I worked in customer service for thirty years. I would get up, undo my headset and go if I needed to. I shouldn't have. I worked the night shift for several months at the answering service and so I was alone but I could leave the bathroom door open and listen for any ringing in. When I was young and still have productive organs intack I would have horrible periods. Cramps that I thought would kill me, bloating up like a pig, and feeling ooky, icky and not so good for about a week monthly. Quite often I would be nervous that I was flowing so heavily that I would show on the back of my clothes. Then I got a cyst on one ovary and the doctor said that it was typical for a woman to get another growing in about a years time. If this happened he would go in only one more time and take everything giving me a full hysterectomy. Well, that happened so after that I didn't have any more periods. So there is good in everything I guess.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
9 Aug 12
I've used a herbal tea that I need to buy again and I've noticed a big difference. In the last two periods I've had I've not had as much of a problem. I've only "gushed" maybe a few times. I'm going to do my best to try herbal remedies so that I don't have to go down the road of a hysterectomy but my aunt who has had period problems had to get a hysterectomy done herself. It makes me wonder how common these problems were back years and years ago, of course there's no way to tell as the knowledge about or menustrating life is fairly new.
• United States
8 Aug 12
Before I started taking birth control pills my period would be like that. I had only gotten it twice from the time I was 16 and by 18 I was put on the pill to regulate things. The few times I did get it on my own were terrible. I would bleed heavily for almost a week and at times I could fill it gush out when I would stand. I was always really paranoid at school that I'd bleed through and it would show. So on the heavy days I'd wear a tampon and use a thicker pad. I also brought a bunch of extras in my backpack so I could change throughout the day. It really did make me feel uncomfortable because I was always worrying and then I always had to run to go change it. It was a major pain and now that I've been on the pill I don't worry about it at all.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I refuse to take any birth control. In fact I think I've taken maybe a weeks worth of pills if not two weeks ever in my life and that's it. I was also put on the birth control pill to regulate things but as that goes I don't think it's the safest way to do it. I've heard way too many stories of people having a hard time trying to conceive after the pill. I Remember back in high school I would be lying on the floor of the bathroom at night crying because I was in so much pain that I couldn't stand it. Then it turned into not having amny periods, then turned into having it all the time and having to sit in the bathroom round the clock so that I would not bleed all over the place. It's gotten better, and I've used vitamins to help with the regulation of it.
@imAbigael (475)
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
I'm irregular which I only have 5-7 times a years sometimes of menstruation. Well its not really normal but when I have it takes me 1 week or more than that. Yah it feels awkward if you have menstruation but don't worried to much there are more worst than that, I experienced using diaper because it was very strong. Also cranberry juice is good for women to clean their blood.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I've never thought of doing that. I know that that would just irritate that area even worse, and I don't think I could make it look like I wasn't wearing one whilst at work. I've worn more pairs of underwear so that if one got soaked the other shouldn't, lots of toilet paper... I've also experienced not having one but like 4 times a year, but it's been awhile. I've experienced it where I had it all year as well, not fun. I do like cranberry juice and so will have to try that. There is a Latino Water called "Jimeca" which is really good and supposed to be good for blood.
• Philippines
8 Aug 12
wow! i never experienced such since. maybe timing is really good for me cause when i feel that it would come that day, im already prepared ahead.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I am not just talking about the period coming. I'm talking about knowing your own your period but blood "Gushing" more then you think it would.
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Aug 12
OH yeah. Gets much worse for some women approaching menopause. I"m sure you're real happy to know that...
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
8 Aug 12
I kind of figured as much... With family history of it, I'm pretty sure I know where I'm heading lol