11.4.12

Getting Personal - Girl Talk



I am never sure how personal I should get on my blog.  It is MY blog but do people really want to know the boring details of my daily life or my inner most personal thoughts? So what lead me to begin to write this post? I've hit a cross roads, I don't know where to turn and perhaps there is someone out there in a similar position.

Firstly, lets start with a disclaimer, this post is about female health so men may wish to look away now!  

To cut a long story short since December 2011 completely out of the blue I have developed a troublesome monthly cycle and period.  Everything I know about my body is completely the opposite to what I have always experienced since puberty. After several months of Doctors poking and prodding I have been told nothing is wrong with me on the inside.  Blood tests are normal, no abnormalities and lady parts are functioning as they should.  It's very weird to me, I was positive they would say I had anaemia or endometriosis or early menopause.  My Mum has a history of these problems and I have symptoms for all three.


For the past two months I have been prescribed Tranexamic Acid and Codeine. I had to start with this in order not to affect any test results.  Moving forward I have been told I can continue with current medication or try a Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), the Pill or Surgery (Endometrial ablation or Hysterectomy).


I am still trying to decide how to tackle this problem.  There are pros and cons with the treatments available.  I rejected prescriptive creams for my eczema so I ask myself can I treat this naturally? I was wondering whether anyone out there manages Mother Nature with alternative treatments. Perhaps you like to use aromatherapy, reflexology or homeopathy. Can you share any tips/advice?  If you are not comfortable leaving a public comment please email me - sugarpuffish (at) yahoo (dot) com


Thanks for reading :)





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8 comments:

  1. I have also problems with my " happy days". They came once a year and then very hard. So hard that I had to stay in bed because of the pain. The doctors could not find anything wrong with me and wanted me to take birth control pills to get it going. I didn't like that at all so I started to go to a zone therapy and it took 6 months for her to get my menstrual period back. No pain and came every month. When I stopped going to her then after a while my menstrual period stop coming. So I go now once a month to the zone therapist and everything is fine. Another option would be acupuncture. But the most important is that you find a person in this field that you trust and believe in and remember it takes a while before it works. Best wishes Pernilla

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    1. Thank you for sharing your story :)

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  2. I fortunately am lucky in the sense that I do not suffer however I have friends that have similar and I can only empathise with what you are going through. It must be so frustrating feeling such pain but not having a diagnosis and I hope that sooner rather than later the Dr's can get to the bottom of it and you can learn to treat whatever it is that is giving you so much pain x

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    1. Thanks Becky for your comment, it surprising a number of friends have come forward & said they have problems no one ever talks about it. It does wear you out each month.

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  3. I had awful, awful issues (no actual periods, just intermittent, agonising bleeding every other day or so, all month) caused by being on Depo Provera, which were only fixed after a year of agony, thanks to a good GP and a referral to a decent gynecologist. I was finally prescribed a whole month of medication that finally 'fixed' everything, but now I can never use hormonal birth control again.

    Never tried natural remedies, but just thought I'd comment to say, you're not alone. when I spoke up about my issues, so many of my friends had had problems too.

    Hang in there, love. xxx

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    1. Thanks for sharing your story. I just feel like I am banging my head against the wall, it's so frustrating for me & finding it hard to cope on a daily basis. Doctor says I need to eliminate stress but it's my monthly that is stressing me out :(

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  4. I'm sorry you are going through this, someone else I used to know suffered from this and I know it completely floored her every month.
    I'm afraid I don't have any clever suggestions that you won't have tried before but have you considered trying Chinese medicine for this?

    Good luck with it anyway, I hope you find a solution soon that will make this more manageable and less stressful for you.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, a friend of mine suggested acupuncture/ Chinese medicine after hearing a success story, it is something on my list to look at more closely :)

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