Fibro or just lucky?

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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 6/17/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
My period started Monday and I've had such terrible cramps I've had a hard time eating and sleeping, it also seems it's thrown me into a flare cry Does anyone else have probs like this? I mean fibro making periods, the cramping, fatigue and muscle aches worse? I've had female problems my whole life, 5 miscarriages and with my one successful pregnancy I went into preterm labor at 4 moz and stayed there for the last 5. LOL I just love telling women who've had kids that had several hrs or days of labor, they kind of freak and look at me with a new bit of respect *giggle* Gave me a whole new thresh hold for pain, but anyways does anyone else have this? And if so any suggestions? At my rope's end, my heating pad is on high, I've taken all the meds that I can take and I've been eating extra bananas for the potassium as well as liver cheese for the iron.
Lola

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov


FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibroid tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22, PID


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, Melatonin 300mg, B-complex, Diclofenac 75mg, tramadol 50mg


lost in philly
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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
My periods increasingly became so painful (after I was Dx with FM) that my gyno decided I must have endometriosis as well. She put me on birth control pills throughout the whole month so I dont ever have a period anymore--wah-lah! No pain! Probably really not healthy to do...but ya know what? I was desperate to get rid of that pain and its better than a hysterectomy!
lost in philly

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 6/17/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lola,

I have definitely noticed that my menstrual issues have gotten way worse since the fibro. I get terrible cramps, headaches, swelling, mood swings, and the fatigue is virtually unbearable. For me the symptoms start about a week before my period comes, but I have also noticed that my days 2 and 3 are the worst, as those are my heaviest days. I'm not sure what the connection is, but since fibro seems to wreak havoc on every other part of our bodies, why not our lady parts, too?

The only suggestions I have are the heating pad (which you're already doing, I see) and rest. Oh, and Motrin 600 if it gets really, really bad. Other then that...unfortunately for me it's a grin and bear it kind of thing. :(
love and hugs
~danielle


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RedDiane
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   Posted 6/17/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I was having such heavy periods that I became anemic, so finally my dr. believed my when I said I had terrible periods. I went on Depo Provera which is used for birth control, but it totally stops your periods. Yay!! Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 6/17/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Midol ...

I know I have PMDD along with the Fibro ... zoloft helps that.

beautymom5
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   Posted 6/17/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
This is one area I am so glad I had a hysterectomy. wink
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myjoy
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   Posted 6/18/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to sound just like you ladies. I had a hysterectomy because of fibroids and don't have to deal with this anymore. My periods would just knock me out.

I really feel for you. Take good care of yourselves during that time.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 6/18/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I went to the ER and had a sono done, apparently I have petiechea (misspelled, but like pinhead shaped) fibroid tumors covering my uterous and larger ones near my c-section scar. I knew I had the pinhead ones, the larger ones are new. They said to take Tylenol for pain and remain best friends with my heating pad LOL Like Tylenol helps anymore, but at least I know what it is now, and the nurse said that the horomone changes make fibro worse and 'off the record' suggested either birth control or a hysterectomy.

TY guys :) at least periods are only a few days long
Lola

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov


FM, costocontritis, wide spread arthritis, fibroid tumors, PTSD, 2 heart attacks at 22, PID


Flexeril 30mg, Celexa 50mg, Despiramine 50mg, Acetometaphen 500mg, Calming Sleep herbal suppliment, ActivOn topical pain relief, Melatonin 300mg, B-complex, Diclofenac 75mg, tramadol 50mg


Statgeek
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   Posted 6/18/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Lola,
Get those things that you put on your abdomen (or wherever) and they provide heat all day. I don't remember the name of the company. But get the name brand. The cheap ones don't work as good. If they don't have tummy ones, get the back ones and wear them backwards. They really help.

Also, you could try swallowing some of the medicinal rum!!
Sue

crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
ThermaCare?
Donna


Hara
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   Posted 6/18/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I get the Depo Prevara short for birthcontrol so I don't get that time of the month.

HARA

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