My period started when I was 12 years old. I’m 22 now. For a decade, my cycles have caused debilitating pain, to the point that it interferes with my ability to sleep, go to work, do schoolwork, and sometimes even stand up.
I remember first knowing something was wrong when I was about 14 or 15 and had a period that lasted for three months straight.
It made me anemic, and then I had another one two weeks after that one ended that made me pass out. The anemia was what finally got me sent to a gynecologist, who put me on a medication that stopped my periods, and everything was great — until it wasn’t.Read more on themighty.com