what is going on with my body (TMI)

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

That sounds a lot like endometriosis. You should look into it. My doctor blew my pain off for years. My periods are often super heavy/spot/super heavy/spot with huge clots and I have severe period pain (one of the biggest symptoms, especially if it begins when you are young or it’s so bad you miss work or other daily activities). I also began getting migraines with auras on BC, women whith Endo are more likely to get migraines. Another symptom is pain when you have have to go the bathroom. I was lucky enough to have pain all month long- yea, but that’s why I finally got my doctor to take me seriuosly after so many years. Birth control is also used as a treatment for Endo, so it may explain why your pain disappeared when you were on BC. I hope you don’t have it, but thought I’d pass along my insight:(

http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/endometriosis.html

http://endometriosis.org/endometriosis/symptoms/

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

@MsGinkgo:  Yah, dysmenorrhea basically means not normal cramps but “HOLY MOTHER I cannot deal at all I’m in so much pain I want to go home but my all male bosses will not get it.  I just want to writhe in pain at my desk this is excruciating” cramps. My period cramps come in waves like that too. They’re always there, but I have spurts that feel like terrible muscle contractions in my lower abdomen that make me keel over and just hunch in pain until they pass. I find that ibuprofren and heating pads help.

If the pain is affecting your work that badly you probably should find a doctor soon. Especially if you want to TTC eventually. Endo can become bad enough that it can ruin your reproductive organs. However, severity of pain has no correllation with the severity of Endo. You can have no pain and severe Endo and excruciating pain and only slight Endo.

I can tell you that when my pain became intolerable (I couldn’t walk at any time during the month without terrible pain) my doctor reccommended a laproscopic surgery to diagnose and remove any Endo they found. Laproscopy is the only way to truly diagnose Endo unfortunately. Sounds scary, but it really wasn’t that bad. I had it on Thursday morning and was back to work on Monday. I was 90% within a week and 100% within 2. But best of all, after the surgery my pain was gone!! The pain has been slowly re-ocurring since I’ve been off the pill to TTC, but the surgery really helped. I hope you feel better soon. If you do find out that it’s Endo and want to chat please feel free to PM me anytime:)

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