I feel like I am in too much pain to write. While I have taken ibuprofen to take the edge off the hormonal hell this time of the month is proving to be, I still feel like throwing up with pain. I am not a happy camper at the moment and in my experience other than look after myself, distract myself and sleep if I can, there's not much more I can do.
Apparently, it's quite common for women to have headaches with changes in hormones as the monthly cycle progresses. As well as having a hormonal migraine this month, I seem to have walked into stabbing period pain as well. I was hoping last month's blissful lack of pain would repeat itself. I thought my body might have figured out the secret to pain free monthly time. I can only hope that the pain I feel is somehow healing, or at least it does not return with any regularity. It's been a while since things have been swearing-as-a-second-language bad and it's not to be recommended.
I can not give other women any secrets to reducing pain other than to state that thyroid hormones can affect period pain and heaviness; the contraceptive pill (Levlen ED) helped me immeasurably and that ibuprofen is my painkiller of choice. Those seeking medical advice should talk to their medical doctor and consider consulting a specialist. If you are experiencing severe bleeding or unusual symptoms call your local emergency line.
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