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littleduckling
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Hi,

I'm sorry if this is too much information, but it has me a little worried. Yesterday, I felt really sick, tired, dizzy, nauseous, etc. Then, all night I got severe pains in both of my sides - different than normal menstrual cramps- with diarrhea. I just figured I was getting sick. But then, today what appears to be my period has begun. It's really light (which it sometimes is at first) but its only been about two and a half weeks since my last period. Is it spotting? I've never had that before.

Any ideas?

I haven't been getting much sleep the past week or so if that means anything.

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Something just doesn't sound all good, here. Dizziness and nausea is reason enough to seek medical attention, but to then get severe abdominal pain and diarrhea with menstrual irregularity? Not something to ignore.

Can you call your GP for advice? It IS friday, so your only two options would be to go to an urgent care center or the ER, and your doctor can likely tell you which based on what they think.

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Perhaps I should add that the pains have ceased, into normal menstrual type pains and the diarrhea has ended too......
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Okay, then you might have just had a weird bout of intestinal virus. You might still want to check in with your doctor when you can just to make sure everything's a-ok. It was just hard for me to tell if it was something you could wait over the weekend to get addresed from what you first posted.

Sorry about that!

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littleduckling
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It's Ok, I didn't explain well in the first post. Thank you. I'll check in with the doctor on Monday.

You don't think the early period is anything to get too worried over, though?

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No, an early period isn't a huge cause for concern as a standalone event-- it can take up to five years after first menstruation for your cycles to stablise, and even after that the odd early or late period is nothing much to worry about. If you start to have very short cycles regularly, then see a doctor about it, but as a one off-- no need for concern.
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