I'm newly diagnosed too, but for a while have had markedly increased D and cramping during my periods. During my recent flare it was very intense. My GI says this is normal for CD, but I do not have longer cycles because of it. (I am starting menopause and having some cycle changes because of that, but not CD related I think.)
Good luck getting some answers -- it will be interesting to see if your next period is altered too. Maybe just the stress of diagnosis, hospital affected this one cycle. I think it's so funny how doctors really know very little about "female problems." That part of our bodies still seems like a medical mystery!
44 years old, newly diagnosed after an 8-day hospitalization in September 2007 but symptoms for several years before that.
Taking Pentasa, Prednisone (tapering), Cipro, Prilosec, probiotics, calcium and a multi-vitamin -- also Levoxyl for hypothyroid (Dx 2004)
Gall bladder surgery in 1997.
Single working mom to three wonderful kids, ages 9 to 15.
So appreciative to have this forum -- it's all new to me!