...when we TTC! I've always had really heavy periods, and painful, but I can usually function! The last couple of years they have been getting worse and worse... I started a period yesterday after a light one last month (unusual for me) and literally couldn't do anything, the pain had me doubled over and sobbing mid-morning. Plus - a bit TMI - I get the poops easily and whenever my period is on and I thought maybe it was normal (not the kind of thing you talk about with your mates, haha, but docs said that it sounds like IBS so I'm glad that I know what it is!!) Went to the docs as I was desperate, had taken co-codamol and ibuprofen and nothing was helping... I was scared to go before - I don't know why, I guess I just felt stupid! They were really great and gave me a ton of co-codamol and some mefanamic acid, which has really helped but I am still cramping and having really, really heavy bleeding. I am about to head off to placement so hopefully I can just get on with it today, I have a baby clinic with the health visitors that I have really enjoyed the last couple of weeks. Can't wait until we TTC! Docs also recommended a mirena coil but as we're TTC in Nov I said no... they also offered the pill to regulate my cycles but I don't want to do that as it seems silly to just do it for a few months, plus the wedding is in August and I don't want to run the risk of putting the weight back on that I've worked so hard to lose!! I guess I'd just like some hugs because I felt completely crappy and TBH I am not feeling full of life this morning either!! Sorry, bit of long and self indulgent post!!