Is pain before your period on the pill normal?

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Is pain before your period on the pill normal?

Unread postby Tassha1223 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:08 am

I’ve been on the pill for 3 years now, and it isn’t uncommon for me to get pains around week 2 of my pills. Usually during this time my leg hurts but not really like hurts more like an annoying tingling feeling. Same goes for my abdomen. On the right side of my abdomen it tingles a bit. When I talked to my doctor about it, he said they are phantom pains. Because I may be scared after a terrible experience with ovarian cysts. I have regular ultrasounds and tests and everything seems to be completely fine. Does that mean they really are phantom pains? Can it be mittelschmerz? Or maybe side effects of the pill? Is there something I can do to slightly feel better about it?

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Re: Is pain before your period on the pill normal?

Unread postby Sam W » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:14 am

Hi Tassha1223,

Since it sounds like you've already spoken to your healthcare provider about this and are receiving regular tests, you can likely trust the diagnosis. Too, if you haven't already done so, you can ask your healthcare provider if there are recommendations for how to manage those pains or feel better about them.


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