I often have pretty bad menstrual pain, and with it can come leg cramps, nausea, headaches and diahorrea. Yeah it sucks, but as I am on the pill it is usually fairly stable, and I can handle it.
My period is due in a few days time, and I experienced pain while I was ovulating about 2 weeks ago (not abnormal), and I'm starting to get pain as it gets closer to when I will actually be bleeding as well (also normal). The problem is that instead of steady pain at a level that I can handle, I am getting short and unexpected bursts of EXCRUCIATING pain. They can last anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes but they are very intense.
They are not very frequent either, only a few a day.
The worst of these occured 2 nights ago.
I am not one to experience pain from sex, and I am sure that this is not a psychological issue. Amazingly, despite my low self-esteem, being overweight, and extreme consciousness of my body flaws in all other situations -
I love sex!
I don't mind sex during my period as long as it isn't too heavy, and sometimes I have even found that it can slightly relieve cramps. I've never known it to intensify pain or bring on muscle tension associated with menstruating.
The other night however, I was feeling fine - no pain, relaxed, and I was sleepily lying on my side with my partner snuggled up beside me. After some touching and cuddling, he entered me from behind. Almost immediately, a lightening bolt of full body consuming pain, shot right through me.
I've been having sex for years - this has never happened before.
I felt intense cramping in my lower abdomen, deep and severely aching pain inside my vagina, and the same 'lightening' shot of pain going right up into my bottom at the same time.
I was instantly screaming and crying and had to push him away from me and spread out on my back, and the pain subsided. After some time I was calm and fine, and we had sex without a problem a while later.
I'm only 21 and I've never had children, what on earth does this mean?