Post # 17
I have IBS as well and like Kandi mentioned above it is mostly stress/anxiety driven. Thankfully with some meds it’s more in check so I don’t have to plan my activities around it, but the more stressed I am the more my tummy aches/bloats. I’m hoping I can just "be calm and collected" on our wedding day so it doesn’t get a chance to "act up".
Post # 18
I have scoliosis which causes pretty bad upper back/shoulder pain and triggers headaches. It helps when I do yoga and pilates and strengthen back muscles. Ideally I should swim regularly as well, but that’s something I can’t quite accomplish.
I also have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which might one day have effect on my fertility, but we are not there yet, so I am hoping that with some luck and modern medicine we will manage to have a baby one day.
Post # 19
Well… I’m lactose intolerant, have IBS and am slightly overweight. Basically, I have problems pooping. I really don’t think its any coincidence that I am a bit over my healthy BMI range either. Its totally frustrating. I can’t wait until modern science finds me one single pill to cure all of this!
Post # 20
I’ll try to keep my post short! I too suffer from IBS, though I’m not really treated for it…it usually just goes away on its own in a day or two. My biggest health problem is that I have adenomyosis (related to endometriosis, but rarer in my age bracket). I’m on medicine that helps a lot now (now I’m just in agony twice a year, instead of every month) but it was a long road getting to this point…the worst was when I was in college, I went on a medicine called Lupron that was supposed to help. Instead, I got every single negative reaction you could get; I ended up gaining 75 pounds in 4 months and going into a very deep depression. Now, 6 years later, I still can’t lose the weight and sometimes still struggle with depression…the doctors are mystified, so it’s frustrating. I also have bizarre eye problems and constant sinus infections. I fear for my future children sometimes!
Post # 21
I feel better knowing I’m not the only one with a plethora of health issues! From the outside I look perfectly healthy, but I suffer from anxiety/insomnia (it’s better now that i’m done with undergrad!), allergies, flush syndrom (when i drink, like most people of asian descent…which is due to a missing enzyme in my DNA makeup), i’m lactose intolerant, I have severe constant constipation (my Fiance likes to rub it in my face that he gets to poop every morning and that i am missing out, haha) and I also have a health history leading me to uterine cancer, starting with my severe endometriosis. Let me tell you, endometriosis is no fun! Not only have I already had to have multiple surgeries, but the Fiance and I have pushed up having kids to when I’m 24, I need a hysterectomy when I’m done having them, and it makes, uh, bedroom stuff less enjoyable if I’m having a scar tissue flair up! But i have the greatest, most supportive OBGYN so it’s ok =]. My Fiance checked up on me constantly when I had my surgeries (he was deployed at the time) and is very understanding if my excuse isn’t "i have a headache" but "oh something’s not right". He even acknowledges there is a slim chance we can’t have kids and is ready to face that with me. We should post about what health issues our FI’s have and how we support them because mine has plenty, too! We joke that our kids will be messed up between our bad teeth, glasses, and various health probs
Post # 22
I don’t have any serious physical health problems, fortunately, but I have been dealing with depression and eating disorders since I was about 13 (I’m now 22). I’ve been in therapy five or six different times, although it never seemed to help much, since I’m not a big believer in psychotherapy. I’ve made a lot of progress on my own in the past couple of years, thanks in part to my FI’s incredible support. I told him everything right from the start, and it never affected his view of me at all. He listens to me talk about things when I need to but never pushes me to talk about it when I don’t want to. He understands that I have bad days, sometimes more often than good days. I know he wishes he could make it all go away just so I could be happier. The way he’s supported me through everything has made me love him even more, and I know we’re going to have a beautiful future together.
Post # 23
Like meggles I had hypothyriodism. I had the hashimoto’s type. Basically my body attacked my own thyroid. After going to my PCP to address the symptoms I was having (weight gain, hair brittle and falling out, depression, sleeping for 12+ hours a day) they found a nodual in my left lobe. After biopsy’s and many doctors visits it turns out that I needed it removed to tell what the nodual was made of. It turned out to be cancer and they went back in a second time to take the second lobe out. So now I’m in recovery getting better everyday. Wedding planning definatly takes my mind off things and gets motivated to get movin again! So I look at it as a good thing – glad we caught it so small and when I’m young- and it brought me and my boyfriend closer together.
Check your thyroids
Post # 24
I have obsessive compulsive disorder, and the medicine I used to be on to control it turned me into a zombie. I usually do okay, but when I’m under stress (like now) it has a tendency to get REALLY bad!
Post # 25
I dont have a health problem (yet) but I do carry the gene for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My mom had breast cancer and survived. She found out she had the gene after. I then took the test and found out I had the same gene. I have to go do mammograms every 6 months (I am only 25, so each time I go the person administering it gives me a hard time because they dont know) My Fiance is always super supportive, and understands that I might have to take further preventative measures later down the line.
Post # 26
MissStellar: I feel your pain sister sunshine!
I have low blood pressure as well. When I’m stressed, I can’t eat…. and then I go down like a ton of bricks. I’m not too concerned though in regards to my wedding day because I have 2 wonderful co-ordinators who won’t allow a bride to drop on their watch.
My mom fainted on her wedding day… and people still talk about it after 25 years & a divorce! Eeeeek.
Post # 27
i’m generally fairly healthy, however i do have major anxiety issues that I’m seeing a therapist for. its quite debilitating because it holds me back from alot of activities that would otherwise seem like "not a big deal" to others however for me certain situations can seem very stressful and anxiety-ridden. yoga and regular work-outs help, however i think i’ll always struggle with this.
thank goodness i’m planning a wedding 28 months in advance or else i’d have to up my therapy sessions to once a week!!
Post # 28
Currently, I have mono.
And it’s only 2 months out til the wedding. Think sleep…think sleep…
Post # 29
mimsy.lou – poor you! I hope you’re able to kick it quickly!
I have lots of food allergies – to gluten, shellfish and caffeine, and mildly intolerant to eggs and dairy. Like many others, I suffer from depression and anxiety. I was an insomniac until my doctor started giving me anti-anxiety meds that conk me out.
I also have a tendency to faint when I get really squeamish/uncomfortable, have blood drawn, etc. (I think its fancy name is "vasovagal syncope.") It made my psychology class in first year too interesting because I had a few close encounters and fainted once.How embarrassing!
Post # 30
Cataracts and have had glaucoma. I only see 20/40 with my contacts. I need to get lense replacement surgery but will be out of work for 3 weeks! This year the wedding is my priority and next year my eyes.
Post # 31
I have hypertension, anemia, asthma, and really terrible menstrual cramps. I have been to the hospital numerous times because of my asthma. My fiance has been such a trooper with taking me to the emergency room and sitting by my hospital bed. Sometimes I feel so bad for him that he is getting stuck with such a sickly life partner 🙁 poor guy.
I’m glad I found this thread, it’s a great way for people to support one another 🙂