I am normally extremely regular (28 days), with a usually heavy flow.
My period arrived yesterday, right when due, and was the most painful I can remember in years. I got up to get breakfast, then suddenly felt nauseous and very dizzy. I vomited (hadn't even eaten any breakfast), and had diarrhea and very bad stomach cramps all at the same time. I went very pale and had extreme pins and needles in my hands and feet. My hands were almost numb. I had to elevate my legs to help my circulation, and I used a hot water bottle to ease the cramps, which helped hugely. I have FactorV Leiden's disease, and Reynaud's Phenomenon, and mild lupus.
But the bleeding was light in flow, and stopped at about 4pm and didn't return until about 2pm the next day. Today (day 2), I slept in late, got up, and after my shower I had to go straight back to bed for a few hours as I felt so fatigued.
I still had cramps on and off but nowhere near as severe as yesterday. Bleeding is still very light and mostly only when I wipe, and is mixed with a lot of mucous. I have passed a couple of clots.
So my question is, do you think there is something hormonally wrong with me?
I was diagnosed with probable endometriosis about 5 years ago due to bad period pain (but haven't had a laproscopy). Or is it possible I am pregnant, or miscarried early? I had been feeling a bit queasy prior to my period/bleeding.
I stopped taking the mini-pill about 3 months ago as I started getting bad side effects (weight gain, mood changes, and my period became extremely light and almost non-existant, and I wanted to be in control of my period). My partner and I now only use condoms for contraception.
I have also been taking my basal body temperature for the past 3 months (using the 'LadyComp' monitor), and each cycle suggests that I haven't been ovulating, though I find this hard to believe as mid-cycle I get plenty of CM, and each month I have been getting a period lasting about 4 days. The LadyComp manual says this could mean a corpus luteum insufficiency and is often common when you stop taking the pill, however I was taking the progesterone-only pill which I don't believe stops ovulation.
I am 28 years old and really want children in the near-future, so I want to make sure my fertility will be okay.
Thank you in advance!
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