I have had horrendous periods since my first one and this stuff is NOT new for me, but something I have lived with ever since my period began. For me this means nasty 'period pain' which is absolute agony and feels like a rabid possum trying to chew it's way out of my body. This pain is by no means confined to 'that area' either, it's in my back, down my legs, and I get stabbing pain in my diaphragm area just from breathing. This stops me from living for three to four days each month and is accompanied by everything from 'flu type' symptoms, flooding 'period', looking like a ghost, feeling extremely drained, feeling dizzy, feeling faint, feels like things are crawling on my skin, to really strange shit like extreme changes in my body temperature (one minute I'm freezing and the next roasting alive), uncontrollably shivering no matter what the external environment is like, similar to fever symptoms, can't think straight, can't concentrate, seeing spiders/animals/weird stuff that's not there etc.
This sometimes goes on to the point I'll actually become delirious and talk nonsense, like last month I apparently kept saying strange things like 'oh it's such a hot day', when it was actually pretty cold, 'unicorn eggs', 'oh my, look it's raining spiders' and incoherently chattering but I have no recollection of this. This is quite 'normal' for me. Once it gets to this point, it's impossible to sleep and if I do it's like being half asleep and I'll wake up after about half an hour freezing or roasting and saying strange things, no idea what's going on, and in absolute agony. No medication I have tried as ever worked and just like a bad flu bug, it has to 'run it's course'. I've had nasty periods since I got my first one. Yeah, it might sound funny but I assure you, it's NOT.
Not all these nasties happen EVERY month, but I never know when it'll get this bad so I have to keep 'nasty week' free of anything that can be spoiled by it as if it does get THIS bad I can't even get out of bed without having to literally drag myself along the ground. I don't go out or mix with anyone who doesn't know about it and what causes this either, to say it's a horrible restriction on your life is an understatement.
Yes I've seen doctors, I'm fine for 98% of the month, and there's nothing physically or mentally wrong with me. I can't take BCPs as they just make it 100 times worse (if it's possible for it to get any worse than this!). I thought I was going mad but no, this is apparently within the realm of 'normal' I've been told, and that the 'incurable' pain is responsible for some of the 'weird things' but I don't know, there must be more period related stuff going on as well as pain because this is soul destroying. Nobody has ever taken me seriously or considered anything beyond 'period symptoms'. Those who deny a 'natural' thing like a period can cause this kind of misery are so very WRONG and have obviously never been through anything close to it in their lives. I absolutely agree with the term 'women's curse'!.