The onset of menses indicates the beginning of your body changing from essentailly an asexual little girls'body to a very sexual woman's body. It takes a few years for the body to acclimate and for the hormones to reach their adult balance. During this transition stage, hormone levels are erratic making both ovulation and menstruation erratic. Most women take five to seven years for this rebalancing. Some require a pregnancy to stabilize the body. Some are put on hormones to regulate the body.
I, for one, spent most of my teen years washing spots out of knickers. Every pair I owned were spotted. If this is an incinvenience, it is an inconvenience most of us experience. If you are truly experiencing dysmennorhea (pai, scramps, wild mood swings), your doctor can help.
It would be interesting for each woman here to say when they began menstruating and when and how their periods stabilized. I started when I was barely thirteen and it took until I was eighteen. No therapy required - just lots of spotted sheets and knockers.
Posted: 30 Sep 17:57