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Old 11-17-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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Cramping, but no period

Hi mamas,

Here is my story... DS2 who is still BFing is almost 15 months old and we night weaned about 5 weeks ago. My cycles have not returned yet, but in the last week or so I have been having pretty consistent mild period like cramps and achy feeling - the same as I would normally get the day before and the day of getting my period, but this has been going on for a week and nothing. FWIW the chances of being pregnant are pretty low I think (the first time we have *ahem* since DS2 was born was about 10 days ago {yes I know a long dry spell }, and we used protection, which seemed intact at the end ).

Anyone experienced anything similar? Share your wisdom mamas.

I wish I would just get the darn period, I can't take this cramping for much longer!

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: Cramping, but no period

Hey there! Yes I did get something like this but it was like 2 1/2 weeks after I got my mirena out and I totally thought I was pregnant. then i started charting temps only to find out one morning after two days of worse cramps that my temp had dropped drastically and lo and behold that evening my AF showed up. But the cramps def lasted for like two weeks I think it was Just my body revving itself up to have a period again as I hadn't had one for at least 9 mo while on the iud. Hope this helps
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I actually had random cramping while BFing my DD. it was bad and I swore I'd get a period, but didnt until a month later. The first AF can take a month of gearing up. Hope things get Rollin for ya!
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Yes, this happened to me for 1-2 months before AF returned after ds. I was always convinced that AF was about to start and once I also had a tiny bit of spotting associated with the cramping. Once AF showed the random cramping stopped.
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Re: Cramping, but no period

Bfing can cause light cramping. U try hpt?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Re: Cramping, but no period

Thanks mamas, it stopped maybe a day or so after I made the post above. Still no AF though.

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Bfing can cause light cramping. U try hpt?
Yeah, I have heard bfing can cause cramping, but I have been Bfing for the last 3 years and not had any associated cramps. And this time it was cramping not just when bfing but pretty much continuously for a week. What is hpt?
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #7
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Thanks mamas, it stopped maybe a day or so after I made the post above. Still no AF though.



Yeah, I have heard bfing can cause cramping, but I have been Bfing for the last 3 years and not had any associated cramps. And this time it was cramping not just when bfing but pretty much continuously for a week. What is hpt?
A home pregnancy test. I'd test too, just in case.
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Re: Cramping, but no period

I had symptoms 3 months postpartum and regular period returned the following month while ebf.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:04 PM   #9
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Thanks mamas, funny - I got a hpt and ripped it open to test, went to the bathroom and low and behold AF was back (did the hpt anyway, since it was open, and it was negative *phew* )
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