So I was chatting to hubby about my darn period and how horribly annoying it is, and if he feels lucky he doesn't have to deal with this. I described my frustrations to him when he suddenly turned around and asked if my periods are normal.
And you know what? I would actually have no idea. I assumed everyone's was basically like mine.
What I was complaining about was the heaviness of it in the first 2-3 days. I will wear both super tampons and nighttime pads at the same time and change both every 1-1.5 hours if I can, as the tampon will leak through and fill the pad enough that it's at risk of leaking also. (It often does if I take a bit too long). This is an all day and night thing, so sometimes I will set alarms but usually I just wake up naturally every hour or so to go change them during the night. I also sleep with a towel folded in two, under my waist area, for those nights. My periods generally last between 5-7 days, the last few days being lighter.
Yes, yes, I know everyone's periods suck. But is it common for it to be this heavy? I'd never really considered it not to be until hubby asked.
How does it go for you?