TMI post about my stomach issues. If you don't wanna read it, stop now.
Today is day four of my period and each morning, at about the same time (around 6:45 am-ish) I have suffered from 10 minutes or so of piercing, stabbing (like knives!) cramps in my belly. It hasn't only happened in the morning though...occasionally it's come on at night too, but only sporadically for about 5-10 minutes. It kind of reminds me of like really, sharp painful gas pains, do you know what I mean? But I just kept blaming it on my period since ya know...period=cramps usually.
And also I'm associating it with my period becuz the past couple (2-3) cycles for me I've had reeeeeeally painful cramps like this at certain times. They make me double over. Could it just be gas pains do you think? I don't think I have a food allergy but is it possible to just be highly sensitive to certain foods? I've always had what I've nicknamed a "sensitive stomach" but I never really backed it up by keeping a food diary and finding out what exactly could be causing it.
Yesterday I journaled my food intake becuz I re-started weight watchers (technically I re-started last week but then it all went ot hell in a hand basket after an emotional and PMS-filled week) so yesterday I got myself back on track. I'm going to tell you what I ate yesterday to see if you can see what any culprits could be that would have caused the cramps this morning (if it's not just regular period cramps, I mean). Keep in mind, that my food intake has been different than this though the previous couple of days (except for breakfast which is always usually the same). Yesterday I made an effort to eat fruits and veggies, something I've been slacking on lately:
Breakfast and mid-morning snack:
1 packet lower sugar apple flavored oatmeal
small coffee w/creamer
1 medium coffee w/cream and 1 sugar
Lunch (it was a random lunch day cuz I forgot to bring something so I had to eat what was in my desk):
1 Campbell's Soup at Hand, tomato
1 Kashi Go Lean Crunch Bar (kinda like a granola bar)
1 sugar free jello
1 piece coconut crusted tilapia
steamed veggies (carrots, green beans, broccoli and water chestnuts...it was one of those bags you throw in the micro and it steams in the bag. LOVE 'em!)
1 small serving of salad with lemon poppy seed dressing
hot chocolate with Lite cool whip
And that was my day.
I'm just hesitant to call the doctor (gyno) for him to be like "Hmmm, sounds like gas pains to me." And yet, these cramps just feel different than my usual period cramps. Not sure what to do...should I just wait it out and assume it's something I ate this week? Or if it was you, would you call the doctor for peace of mind?