p.m.s. and menstrual irregularity

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blessedwith3boys
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   Posted 7/3/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh me oh my! I'm tired, am starting to get a backache and have the temperment of a mad hornet. I had a crying spell yesterday too. I wish I could get my emotions under control. I never use to have such suffering like this. OH, and earlier it felt like I was being stabbed with a knife for a few seconds. I know, it must be all in my head? Or is it? Sorry I forgot to type in the I can go much longer than 28 days without menstruating. Once I went 52 days. I just want to get "it" and get it over with.


I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff, constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
 
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad.


Lana Bear
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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I don't think it's all in your head. I was told that and I know it's not true. My new doctors don't think it's all in my head either. I get those cutting pains in my hands from time to time. They really hurt and we know our own bodies. I took the anxiety pills for a week like the doctor suggested and it did nothing for me.

WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
This sounds like me every month. They diagnosed me with PMDD. One thing that did help was birth control pills, they didn't so much relieve the symptoms, but gave me a way to plan around them.

ohthepain
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   Posted 7/7/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had your thyroid checked and other hormone levels too? I just had a miscarriage & then a D&C and it's been 13 weeks now with no period...sooo frustrating...been feeling like sits gonna come on for the last month. I'm moody, I feel all run down and tired and dizzy and jsut icky in general..lotta headaches. Anyway...saw my OBGYN today and he's sending me off for some blood work to check my hormones and thyroid and stuff...he also wants me to go back on birth control pills for a month to try and get things regulated...we'll see what happens but I do know what you mean about just wanting it to come & get it over with! Good luck!
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myjoy
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   Posted 7/8/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was in my late 30's, early 40's. I had a terrible time with this. I was in so much pain, that I couldn't take it. I tried birth control pills and that didn't work either. I did have fibroids, and at 42, had a hysterectomy. This was almost 5yrs ago. I sure don't miss "it." I got a fibro dx in 2007 - I'm sure glad I never had to deal with fibro along with my other "troubles."

I'm sure sorry to hear you are suffering so much. Please get some tests and make sure nothing major is going on.
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steppingstone
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I  am 51, and still regular as clockwork!  My problem is that I am flowing so heavily during that time that I am anemic, despite the fact that I take iron supplements.  In February, I had a hysteroscopy and d&c, along with having a couple of uterine polyps removed.  My uterus was very enlarged, but my doctor thought that this procedure might cause things to return to normal, and that I might be able to go through menopause naturally.  He also put me on the mini pill thinking that this would prevent the situation from occuring again.  None of this has appeared to help.  During my last doctors appt, he recommended a hysterectomy that he can do laporoscopically.  It is up to me how much is removed.  Since I obviously have a problem with my estrogen being too high, along with bad PMS, I think that I will have him remove the ovaries along with the uterus.  The only problem is that he is completely booked for this surgery until October 1!  UGH!  Meanwhile, I am feeling miserable and bloated.  I am at the age that menopause should be taking place, on the pill, and have had a tubal ligation years ago.  I think that this is interfering with Mother Nature a bit too much, and it can't be healthy.  I am just ready for it to be over.

myjoy
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   Posted 7/10/2010 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
steppingstone - I had my ovaries removed. My mom had ovarian cancer, and it can run in families. My aunt had it too.
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Dagger
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   Posted 7/10/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Google "polycystic ovarian syndrome" and see if many of your symptoms match. If you think you might have it, talk to your gyn. It gets overlooked a bit too often.

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   Posted 7/10/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually Dagger, it's simpler to search for PCOS (the abverations for polycystic ovary syndrome). I list in my DX as PCOS (cuz it is shorter haha). But Dagger is right, the symptoms do sound like pcos, and a gyn needs to be seen. For PCOS, I take metformin and birth control. An ultrasound (as weird as it sounds) will be used in the testing stages, because PCOS is just a fancy way of saying lots of cycts on your ovaries. In the ultrasound they can tell if you have cysts or not. The birth control made my flow lighter and regulated me. The metormin keeps my flow around as I tend to go off into hormonal imbalances. They also found when I dx'd that I was pre diabetic. Blood test can show if you are diabetic or pre diabetic. Find out your actual number and if you are abobe 6.2 you are diabetic, you are pre diabetic in the 5's to 6.2 anything really low is great.
 
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steppingstone
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   Posted 7/10/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Myjoy, I know a young lady in her 20's who plans to have a hysterectomy when she is 30 for the very reason that you stated.  Her mother is dying of ovarian cancer.  Her aunt and grandmother also died of this.  She has had the test, and she also carries the gene.  Her doctor who did the testing recommended that she not wait any longer than the age of 30 to have this done.  She is a very intelligent young lady and a RN.  When I mentioned to her the possibility of my having a hysterectomy, she said, "Well, if I were you, I'd have them take it all!  You'll probably have fewer problems later on!"

Dagger, thank you for the suggestion on PCOS.  I did Google it, but I don't think that my symptoms quite fit, as I am very regular with the mini pill.  Off of it, they are too close together, like every 2-3 weeks.  Mine are  really too long, but usually not over 11/2 weeks.  I had a vaginal ultrasound in february, and my ovaries seemed fine.  My uterus was very enlarged with a thick lining.  That was the reason for the d&c.  The symptoms do seem to fit what Blessedwith2boys is experiencing.  My cycles used to be much longer, like hers.  The PMS was horrible!  It seemed to get worse by the day after about day 28!

 

 


EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have had problems with my periods ever since I started.
They were always heavy and very painful.

I have had uterine fibroids and even had surgery to remove 5 of them.
I also could never have children.

They are more regular now than they used to be. I still have a lot of pain and very moody. I hurt all over even more than usual and just feel really bad and don't care about anything. I feel like my back is going to break and I just want to scream.
But the chocolate ice cream helps. LOL!

I hate that time of the month with a passion.
 
I also wanted to add that I take Darvocet when I hurt really bad during this time.


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Fibro    Acid Reflux    IBS

Post Edited (EML) : 7/26/2010 12:42:23 PM (GMT-6)


TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/26/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope they can sort this all out for you. Those symptoms are so un-fun!

I too am one who has to be on birth control pills. The docs wanted me on them even when I was about 15 or 16 due to the severity of my pains and the irregularity of periods. A nurse practitioner explained to me I could be on them until menopause with no problems. However, right before my doctor retired, he tried to tell me that the nurse practitioner was all wet. :-O I'm not giving these up until they pry them out of my cold dead hands, or I go through menopause. There are few meds I will take - these are one. The first month I went back on them after many years off - I felt so incredibly sick I thought I was dying - literally - I don't think they mix with fibro when they start editing your hormones --- but after that they've been a cakewalk.

EML
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   Posted 7/26/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on the pill when I was 17 to regulate my periods.
I took them until I got married and we wanted to start a family.
But I haven't and won't go back on them.
There are just too many serious side affects for me being over 30 and I don't need anymore problems. LOL!
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Fibro    Acid Reflux    IBS


blessedwith3boys
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   Posted 8/3/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I haven't been on the computer as much lately. I'm doing fairly well. My doctor switched my medicine to Prozac and I still have Ativan. I had some words with my neighbor over the weekend and I cried more than I have cried in quite a while. I actually got sick and got a headache from it. I forgot what I was going to write but I just wanted to say my physical symptoms are much more manageable. My emotional symptoms, let's just say it's difficult. I have a slight headache but nothing like I had before. No backache to speak of. I still have some stomach and digestive issues but take a stool softener every day and always keep antacid tablets on hand. All in all I'm doing good. I hope you are too.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff,now my knees hurt too,  constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
 
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad. I also have some over the counter back ache pills.
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