I'm not sure if this is the best place to post this...it is certainly "fertility" related...Mods please feel free to move if it should be elsewhere.
Before DS was born I had "normal" menstral cramping. Annoying, but not super painful. My fertility returned 15mos or so PP (delayed return due to BFing, but now quite regular although we are still BFing) and ever since (5 mos) I have had very painful menstral cramps. I have a high pain tolerance and these are enough to keep me awake at night kind of thing. My period is also very, very heavy for the first few days and I never used to have heavy periods.
Is this related to changes in hormones, do you all think? Is there a way other than pain meds that I can reduce the painfulness and duration of the cramping? (Tea, herbal supps, etc.?) My mom thought it could be endometriosis, but I'm almost 32 and have never had reason to think I have Endo before. Anyone think I should make a Dr.s appointment? I'm not inclined to, but will go if anyone has any experiences that would give me cause for concern.