I have had my period for about a year and a half, and it still isn't regular. I always ruin underwear because I don't expect it to come. There are no signs before hand, I just wake up and it's there and I throw out another pair of underwear. Well I take some of that back, it is sorta kinda regular. It always comes around the 15th to the end of the month. But that's too big of a time gap for me to wear pads and waste them for nothing. What can I do?
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I've had mine for 3 years now and the dates gradually change could be a week later or earlier, or sometimes a few weeks. I think while you're young (I'm 17) it's going to be irregular. For me I can usually tell how much time I have to go by my discharge although it might vary for different women. I noticed a while ago that in about the 9 days before my period my discharge gets heavier and its just like a clear liquid, then about 2-3 days before my period I have no discharge, then the DAY before (rarely 2 days) I get a thick discharge & the next day I get my period.
Now that's just an example of how I have learned to "read" my body, you should pay attention and look out for those signs as I think they are the best way to tell. People say you get your PMT a week before but I know that my friends and myself included can sometimes get it like 2 weeks before, it all depends.
Best advice that I can give you is try "read" your body I know it sounds corny but it really helps, and always bring pads in your bag where ever you go just in case :).
& yes its too long to start wearing a pad from the 15th to the end of the month, but if you suspect you might be getting it then better be safe than sorry0