It's only been recently that I have been trying to keep up with my menstrual flow. I can get it down to a week, sometimes, but for the most part that calculation has either been spot on or a week off. Adding sex to the party has made my head hurt more ofter than not.The problem I'm having now is that I don't know whether the bleeding that has been occurring over the past two days is spotting or the beginning of my period. My period usually begins with light to dark brown blood, then the flow heavy and then light over a three - four day span. Well, the brow flow came as usual and heavier red flow began today, but as suddenly as it came it disappeared! I know I wasn't spotting today because for a few hours in the morning I was bleeding enough to fill a pad-- it was like the first day of my "usual" period. But, right now, I'm seriously dried up, which has got me worried.
Spotting or Period
If you're having difficulty keeping up with your period and you're now sexually active, my advice would be to go on the pill. I can predict mine pretty much to the hour now. Sometimes my period stops and starts too. It's not something to worry about. If you get small amounts of pinkish spotting, that's the time to get a HPT.