I usually get very strong cramps during mu period. But this month my period arrived one week early, very heavy flow, strong abdominal cramps, some blood clot discharge. Last month my period arrived "on time" but very light and short. The month before that I had skipped a period. ( negative in home pregnancy test) The mon before that. I had regular flow and unprotected sex the first day of menstruation. My gyn is out on vacations and I don't want to personally see anyone else... Any feedback? Is this normal? I want to start using the contraceptive patch this Sunday. Thank you, god bless.