Yesterday I got my period after 18 days late. The pain was terrible, it felt like someone trying to rip my uterus out of my body. I haven’t feel this kind of pain for quite awhile. Yes, I cried. I suspected jogging as the culprit.
I tried to make rice noodle for lunch, the pain was escalating so fast. I felt heavy cramps and I felt that I was going to passed out, I had cold sweats. It was terrible 😖
My husband came home from work around 5pm, I was curling on the couch. He said, “You look terrible, are you in pain?”. Yes, I was in so much pain!
I couldn’t sleep well last night. I took 1 x 200mg liquid ibuprofen around 11:30pm. But it didn’t touch the pain at all. I cried again, frustrated. The pain stayed until around 3am, I couldn’t sleep. I was watching a comedy tv show, but couldn’t distract my brain from my pain. And then I remember about massaging certain spot on my leg that might help with the pain.
I massaged that spot on my left leg, omg it was so painful! I kept doing it for about 15 minutes, I noticed that the pain had lessen. I felt relieved 😌 I massaged my right leg too, it wasn’t as painful as my left side. I was doing it until I fell asleep. Why didn’t I do it earlier? 😅 I really have problem to remember things that useful for my condition 😬
This is my left leg this morning, do you see the bruise? Yes, it’s worthy! 😆
Period Day 4
Yesterday was a pretty easy day. The pain was quite light but I ended up took total 3 ibuprofen, one of them to help me to sleep. Yes, I don’t want to feel any pain at all. I’m tired of toughen up and bear the pain.
I went to Walmart in the evening around 6pm, I felt no pain at all. The last time I took ibuprofen was around 2 pm. No pain after 4 hours of taken ibuprofen is good for day 4 standard. I’m grateful for that 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Light bleeding, lower back pain and cramps (1-2/10)
Total ibuprofen taken: 3
Period Day 3
It was much more less painful than day 2. I had cramps and lower back pain in the morning with pain level of 3-4/10. And the rest of the day I only had lower back pain with pain level of 1/10, thanks to ibuprofen , papaya, and raspberry leaf tea! The bleeding was still heavy, but less heavy compared to yesterday.
I had a good night sleep. Actually I had a long sleep, I slept almost for 9 hours 😆 It was a payback for 2 days of lack of sleep.
Overall it was a less painful day and a good day for recovery, for that… I’m very grateful! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Heavy bleeding, cramps, lower back and (1-4/10)
Total ibuprofen taken: 2
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 😔😔😔