Submitted by Elizabeth Gray CLC on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 15:13
I was 14 years old when I first learned that having children could be difficult for me. I was having extremely painful abdominal cramping anytime during the month, not just during my period. It was incapacitating- I would be curled up in a ball unable to move, making me miss both school and work. I had very heavy periods, always lasting 7 or more days. I was lucky that my first job was at an OB/Gyn’s office, and that my mother worked there too; because of this others were able to recognize that something was abnormal.
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