Embarrassing topic but a 13 yr teen needs desperate advice!:0

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Okay so Iam 13 and I got my period and it has so far been ruining my life I am scared to use a tampon because it might hurt and when I use pads it always leaks through and Iam too nervous to do my ballet because it might leak through my white tights and at school I feel like everyone is staring at my bottoms... I really wanna go to camp this summer because it's my last summer for being a kid before I go into highschool but my period is off track and iam scared iam gonna get it during camp and when I wake up I always bleed right through:s please give me advice:'(
Hey Girly I'm a few years older than you and just wanted to let you know tampons don't hurt to bad and if u try small ones first they don't hurt at all if u try them try u by Kotex first I went to camp once with my period it was horrible
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Do you have tampons already? If not, buy some junior/lite (or have someone buy them for you) and read the directions all the way through. The positions may sound strange, but try them out (without the tampon, just to see whats most comfortable), they really do make it easier. I've always found sitting on the edge of something helps, my sister swears by lifting one leg up.

Try and relax as much as possible...I know, easier said then done! Maybe when no one is home, right after a bath. And just give it a shot. It may not work the first time, you may go through a few trying to get it comfortable.

Honestly...it really doesn't hurt and when it's in, you won't even feel it!

If you're not comfortable though, just use pads and change them frequently if you're afraid of leaks. At this point you're still figuring out lite and heavy days, so carry a few pads with you and change it as often as you feel necessary.

Good luck and try not to worry! It really will be second nature in no time
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A lot of women on this board use something called a menstrual cup, which tends to last longer than both tampons and pads, is eco friendly, and can be used when you swim/dance. There's definitely a learning curve to it, though, as with tampons.

I was dancing when I first got my period too, and it was definitely nerve wracking for the first couple years cause I didn't know when it was going to happen because I was so irregular. Tampons definitely have a learning curve to them, but they were a lifesaver during dance/swim season, and you might find that you prefer tampons or a menstrual cup due to ease of use.

Also, relax! I promise you're not the only girl at your school who's gotten her period, and in a year or two everyone will have caught up and be having their period. It's something we go through as women, and yes, it does suck to have a heavy period. But think of it this way: you're growing up! Embrace it. =)
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Thank you so much I really appreciate it maybe I will give it a shot ummm I know this is a really weird (topic) question but I heard a few people talking about "popping" your cherry an please don't laugh Ian not quite sure what that is but my friend said that when you stick something up there it cann pop this thing and bleed even more
I used to compete in gymnastics with really heavy periods, so I kind if feel your pain. One thing that really helped with that is taking two ibuprofen about an hour before. It helps some girls to get a lighter flow. It really helped for me. And try tampons like the others said. Once you get used to them, they ate a lifesaver! Good Luck!
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Thank you!!!! You guys are more supportive than my parents ! And any one know the popped cherry thing?:$
Not funny at all! That's a worry for a lot of young ladies

"Popping your cherry" (I'm surprised this term is still being used!) refers to your hymen breaking, for a long time thought to have happened during sex. While it may happen during sex, a lot of young women tear it during sports or tampon use.

If you did bleed (not all women do) it would be a minimal amount and not noticed at all during your period.
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You might feel it, but it shouldn't be a huge pain.
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Honestly, I have no idea when it happened!

The first time I had sex it didn't hurt. I had been riding horses for years though and had a number of falls (forward on a saddle going over a 4 ft jump certainly hurt!) so it may have happened then.
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Thanks that makes me not as scared and I ride horses too have been show jumping since I was like 7 my period defiantly put a damper in that bride English but the camp I wanted to go to is a western trail riding camp
Oh sweetie...I totally feel your pain! At least now they have breeches in darker colours! When I was your age, they were all beige and it was a nightmare!!!!

I would try out the tampons and see what you think. Riding with a pad was so uncomfortable, its what made me figure them out quickly!!!
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Yes I know right i tried it :s I guess my best bet it a tampon thank you so much I reAlly do appreciate it getting support from other girls makes me feel alot better and yeah iam not the only one in the world with it
Do you keep track of your cycle? A simple x on the calendar on your first and last days can really help. Once you can start predicting when your period will start it can help you plan accordingly.




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Aww I remember being so nervous about trying tampons. It takes a little while to get used to the feel, but they are not bad at all. I recently tried U by Kotex's newest tampon. It's the "sleek" with a perfect touch grip (that particular brand comes in black boxes). They do come in light but even the super has a skinny applicator. You might want to give those a try. It's a very easy and comfortable application. It's probably the best tampon I have ever used, and I've been using them for 23 years.
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In my experience, tampons are like glasses. I got both when I was around 12, and at first they kind of bug you because you DO feel them, it's not painful, but you know it's there. But in time you come to get used to them. Also, Aleve is my favorite pain reliever. That and hot water bottles or heating pads applied to the stomach. I also can't live without tampons......

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One thing that will NOT help is taking Aspirin. Maybe for most people, it's okay, but for at least SOME people, it's a horrible mistake. Aspirin is a blood thinner, and sometimes when you take it during your period, the flow gets HEAVY and lasts longer. Ask me how I figured this out, lol.

I took a shower, then got dressed (putting on a pad) at, say, 11:30am. A couple of hours later, when I got to work, I went straight to the bathroom, just to check on things (I've been going through periods for 12 years and I still don't trust them, lol). I found I'd overflowed the pad and practically flooded everywhere. It went right through my pants in a very obvious, frontal area. Where I work, pants are tan/beige, and I have to be on my feet all day with shirts tucked in. But praise Jesus! I just happened to have a backup pair of pants in my locker (which NEVER happens, but I made sure to always have a backup since this incident). I was cramping really bad, though, and kept having to run to the bathroom to vomit, so I got to go home a couple of hours later. I felt like I was dying. I think they figured I had the flu, and I'm still not comfortable talking about periods, so I didn't bother telling them any different. Anyway, this was the first time this had happened, so I did some reading and realized the Aspirin I'd taken that morning was the culprit. Since Aspirin betrayed me, I won't use it for even a headache (did you know that taking Aspirin can even bring forth your period a few days sooner? No thank you.)

Horror stories aside, all you can do is wait for experience to tell you what to expect. I know the early years are usually unpredictable and not on schedule. You can go months without a period, and then have a 2 week break between periods for another couple of months. Cheer yourself by remembering that the creep girls at school are going through the same thing.
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Also, some girls go through vomiting during periods. For the most part, that's caused by the rapid blood loss, when your body is getting low in Iron. I don't eat meat, so once in a while, I'll get really nauseous (cramps and nausea do NOT go together, BTW). If you faithfully take Iron or B12 supplements for a week or so before your period starts, you should feel a LOT better. I've also heard that Magnesium (again, taken for about a week before the period starts) helps relieve the severity of cramps. It's supposed to be some sort of muscle relaxer. Some people who suffer from migraines take it. I personally haven't tried it, even though I bought a bottle a while ago. I have terrible follow-through, thus why I end up still having vomiting periods now and then, lol
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