Painful Braxton Hicks?


Anyone else getting painful Braxton Hicks? I’ve been getting regular Braxton Hicks since about 14 weeks about 10 sometimes more sometimes less a day and the doctor said it’s normal because this is my second. But now at 18 weeks I get 2 or 3 a day that take my breath away. Like period cramps that wrap around to my back. I never had light contractions with my first it was immediate extreme pain with one minute contractions 2/3 minutes apart with my first so idk if what I’m feeling are Braxton Hicks or actual contractions because Ik BH aren’t supposed to be painful but man.