Breakfast : strawberries, kiwis, apples, and mix nuts.
I missed my lunch. I only ate a cup of mix nuts.
I had a big dinner. Me and my husband went to our favorite Indian restaurant. The food was fantastic!
Pain checker day -2 of the projected period:
Today on my last period I had slight cramps (2/10), 1 ibuprofen was taken.
I had a late breakfast, around 11 am. I woke up quite early but I felt tired because I woke up several time the night before. So I decided to take a nap to regain my energy.
I had papayas, strawberries, fava beans, almonds, and cashews for breakfast. Nuts and beans really help to make me feel stuffed.
For lunch I had 麻辣汤 (Malatang: spicy soup). I didn’t expect the restaurant to gave me that much chili oil because I ordered the mild broth, I ended up do not drink the soup 😓
So what’s in my soup? There are cauliflowers, napa cabbages, black mushrooms, seaweeds, rice noodles, and quail eggs. I didn’t eat the quail eggs, I forgot that I shouldn’t order it because it’s almost my period time, it’s better to avoid anything from animals including eggs.
I had a late lunch, around 3:30pm. By the dinner time, I didn’t really feel hungry. So I just eat seamed organic rice, steamed cauliflowers, and steamed pineapple.
Around 9pm I started eat mix nuts again 😆
Pain checker of day -3 of the projected period:
No pain at all, my mood was good 😊 I still have a little cold symptom, but I think it’s going away.
The same day last period I did 24 hours water fasting to relieve my back pain and lower abdomen discomfort.
As what I posted yesterday, I’m committed to change my poor diet to support my Adenomyosis healing. As my doctor said, I have to change for my own good. She was right, I should remember the pain. The pain that caused me have to had bed rest for few days every month 😭😭😭
It’s day 9 from the first day of my period. The bleeding has stopped on day 5, but until today I still can feel the pain. Today’s pain are slight cramps (3/10) and slight rectal pain (2/10). I think I can manage without ibuprofen today.
I’m thinking to keep food journal of what I eat every day to keep in track, and the picture will speak it self.
I had a cup of warm lemon water and honey 30 minutes before breakfast but I didn’t take picture of it 😁 Yes, my apples in the picture look oxidated. I took this pic half way finishing the whole bowl 😆
Around 11:30 I had cramps, back pain, rectal pain, and right leg pain (7/10). I had to take 1x200mg ibuprofen. It’s 4pm now, the pain level went down to 3/10.
I stayed on the bed all day. Every time I tried to walk, I felt nauseous. I had a severe lower back pain. I couldn’t even sit. I felt that my lower back hated me so much, it was punished me with pain. My doctor told me that all of my periods pain are caused by Adenomyosis, so really my uterus is the one who hates me 😞 The cramps and leg pain were not too bad this time.
I took 4x200mg of ibuprofen yesterday. It was really help with the pain. I’m not sure how effective it was to control my bleeding because I saw blood flooding came out of me 😆 Generally I can say this month’s day 2 is better than last month’s. The key factor is to take ibuprofen every 5 hours, not 6. The pain level was down from 8/10 to the lowest of 4/10 at some point. Yes, I didn’t cry yesterday 😍🎉👍🏼
I’m emotionally unstable in this period, I feel very sensitive, easily feel angry and sad. Yes, my hormones made me crazy.
This month’s period came earlier than what my period tracker app’s prediction. I’m not happy about it, because my cycle is getting shorter this last few months. I’m not sure if it’s something bad, but I don’t feel happy about it 😞
So Day 1&2 always be the most painful days. I’m preparing for that. My back feels so hurt, I can’t even sit. I also feel cramps, bloating, and nausea. I have been laying on my bed with hot water bag on my lower back all day. I take ibuprofen every 6 hours, which very helpful to relieve the pain. I just need to make sure to lay down and don’t move too much. I need to distract my brain from my pain, so I watch tv shows all day. Yes, I don’t have a job. One of the reasons I can’t get a job outside is Adenomyosis. It’s frustrating sometimes to think about it, I don’t want to talk about it now. I need to control my stress level..
One of many symptoms that people with Adenomyosis have is excessive bleeding. I usually experience this on day 1&2. And today I learned that ibuprofen actually helps to reduce the menstrual flow for about 28%-49%. I read it in this article:
Wow!!! How could I have never knew about that?
I’m a type of person that don’t like to take pills. Yes, any pill! I don’t even take any pill when I have cold. I’ll just eat lots of oranges and apples, eat a lot of food, drink a lot of water, and get rest. Anyway, taking ibuprofen to relieve my pain is such a defeat for me. I tried so hard to take the lowest amount of ibuprofen every month. I believe that it gives bad effect to my liver and kidneys. So, these last 2 years, I toughen up my self, bear the pain, took as less ibuprofen as possible.
But after I read how ibuprofen actually help to reduce the menstrual flow which means less pain at the same, I decided to accept the reality that I am needed this medicine. I’ll make sure I take ibuprofen before the pain escalating (before the 6 hours active ingredients worn out). Let’s see how it’s help with the bleeding. So far it seems work!
I started to feel slight cramps on my lower abdomen last night. I took 1 (200mg) ibuprofen so I could sleep. Yesterday was 4 days before my next period. I started to feel anxious. I think my condition is getting worse because my cycle is getting shorter.
I’m tired to feel anxious every day when it’s almost my period time. I’m tired with the pain. I’m loosing my confident, I’m loosing my freedom. My confident and freedom to go out anytime without the fear that I will have sudden cramps and leave me stuck outside the house with so much pain.
My uterus started to swollen last night, I know it’s coming soon. The pain is here… not the worst but it’s here.
I’m going to walk to groceries store now, it will be about 2.5km. I want to face my fear. But with preparation of course, some Ibuprofen and Swiss rolls in my bag, just in case I lost this battle and have to squat in pain in the middle of the road. God, please give me strength🙏🏼
So, I successfully walked to the groceries shop. In 10 minutes after I started to walk ,the pain escalated. I ate a protein bar and 1 (200mg) ibuprofen — I can’t take ibuprofen without food, it hurts my stomach–. I kept walking although I was in pain.
I finished my groceries shopping but the pain is getting worse, I feel like I’m going to faint. So I’ll sit here for a moment while waiting the ibuprofen reacting. There’s KFC downstairs where I can hang out, but really what can I eat there?
Pain… Pain… Go away, come again another day 😔😔😔
I woke up with a great feeling today. My body feels warm, the same as sensation that I feel after yoga or exercise. Man, I feel good!
Today is day 4 before period. On my last period, I didn’t feel any pain at this day, I hope it will be the same. When 2 days ago I started feel pain on my back, I was really concern. Why? Because that’s usually a sign that the next period will be the bad one 😔 This is how you live when you have Adenomyosis, you’ll be very anxious when it’s almost the time of the month.
My breakfast. A Banana, a kiwi, and an apple.