Just wanted to send you a big (virtual, slightly less comforting) hug. Before I was on the pill I used to get terrible period pains sometimes acompanied by nausea (which was fine) but sometimes by it hurting so much that I had to sit with my head between my knees or lie down otherwise pass out (which was not so good). Since being on the pill this has improved, but when I had my LLETZ done and after the anaesthetic wore off it was like the old days again. I was dosed up on ibuprofen but I could still feel this horrible achey cramp which made me want to be sick. I didn't feel it down my legs but definitely had backache and belly ache (I would go as far as to say even cervix ache because I swear a couple of times I felt it twinge lol but potentially this is being too melodramatic)
There should be light at the end of the tunnel though! I took two ibuprofens (I don't normally take this I usually take asprin and paracetamol but I'm sure I read somewhere ibuprofen was better after LLETZ lol) as often as I could for a couple of days becuase I could still feel it when they were wearing off, then I figured I was probably being a bit psychosomatic by that point and only took one, I could still feel a dull ache but I decided to lay off the tablets because it had definitely died down.
If it doesn't start to ease off tomorrow or Wednesday I'd give the colposcopy clinic a call but it'll probably start to ease of a bit before then :) I'm guessing you've taken the day off work - if not - go home! And see how you go tomorrow - this is definitely a legitimate reason for calling in sick. On reflection I'd have taken the day after off becuase I'm positive I didn't do anything useful and just sat staring at my screen trying not to move my belly/pelvis all day, and generally felt a bit spaced out and weary about everything.
x x x x