Ah, yes, high school . . . I did the same thing, on the first full day of mine every time. My cycle was irregular until I finally got on birth control in college (not for THAT, it was a few months before I married so I would have them in my system -- the regularity was just a good side effect). I would go anywhere between 4-7 weeks between times, and the first full day would be insane cramps. I would go in the school office, the receptionist would take one look at me, call someone, and say, "she's at it again." Not in a hateful way, but very sympathetic. To have something to focus on besides the cramps, I would sing "Tom Dooley" in my head (why that song, I don't know) and breathe to the beat of the song while I waited. Once home, I would crawl into bed with as little on as possible, be in agony for a few hours, eventually throw up and pass out asleep. When I woke up, I was fine. I only fainted a couple times, but it was a relief in a way.
Originally Posted by Jedidiah777
I've never had lightheadedness or dizziness as such except with the really bad cramps, and it was only when I was about to pass out. I do get the usual PMS stuff though: crabbiness, eating sweet and salty things, and I drop things more often, which makes me even madder -- at myself.
My main problem now is passing BIG bits of tissue and feeling like I'm flooding every hour or so. I have to say, though, that this time (right now, as a matter of fact), it seems to be not as bad.
"Oir is leatsa an rioghachad, agus am cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen." -- Scots Gaelic)