No point in me answering, Tavy has it right, please give her best answer. My periods started when I was 11 and I'm 5'10" so no, early menarche doesn't make you short!
There are no periods on BC just a withdrawal bleed in the 4th week which is usually light. Here in the UK we leave tampons in overnight. TSS is extremely rare Early periods have nothing to do with growth Periods can make boobs sore Most women stuff chocolate on their period, it is to do with hormones. And Anon is wrong. here in the UK we only see a Gyne if there are problems. There are no checkups unless you go on the pill, and these are done by your family GP. Weight, and BP. That is all. UK
1) yes. Talk to your doctor for a prescription; 2) you can wear a tampon overnight or more than 8 hours, but it's not a good habit because you're holding old blood inside your body. Make sure you always use the right size, because if you wear a super on a light day it's hard and painful to get it out (it's too dry inside of you); 3) getting your period early does not, to my knowledge, make you short; 4) yes, periods make your boobs hurt and swell up, usually starting a few days before it comes; and 5) it's normal to get weird food cravings before and during your period. Especially sweet cravings.
You do know that the AMA, the WHO, and every medical organization in the world recommends that every woman in the world should see a gynecologist at age 16, right? For her first checkup.