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  • Feb. 23, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
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I do not enjoy being a girl.

When my cycle starts, I get awful pain in my thighs. Along with debilitating cramps. And, if I eat on the first day of my cycle, I will throw up. Usually, my period begins at night, so I’ll know not to eat that day. But, sometimes, it starts mid-morning, after I’ve already eaten. I’m no doctor, but my theory is that my body can’t digest food while it’s making extra prostaglandins.

I have taken 6 aleve on a mostly empty stomach today.

I’m in bed, praying for the pain to leave my body. At least, my periods only last 3 days, and the first day is always the worst. So, at least I know it’s almost over.


🌈 JustWillow 🦄 February 23, 2020

Random noter, saw you on the front page.

Have you been to a gyno about this? Yes, some women have it worse than others, but there HAS to be something they can do for you. I suffered debilitating for 8 years after getting Essure implants (big disappointment, don't recommend) before FINALLY getting my doc to send me to a gyno who was giving me an ultrasound within minutes and showing me the significant cyst on my left ovary. The implants caused the cyst and myriad other issues, so that all had to go.

I hope you get some help and relief. I'm so sorry you are going through this.

Melanin Monroe. 🌈 JustWillow 🦄 ⋅ February 23, 2020

I’ve been to the gyno 3 times in my life. Due to past trauma, going to the gyno is very hard for me, and not something I ever plan to do ever again unless my uterus is about to come directly out of my vagina. I’d literally have to be crowning it before I let another doctor touch me down there.

🌈 JustWillow 🦄 Melanin Monroe. ⋅ February 25, 2020

Oh darling, I'm so, so sorry you've had bad experiences! I'm 42 and finally found a gyno I was comfortable with about 4 years ago. I understand not being comfortable, but I am going to go ahead and advocate for your lady bits here. Please, try to find a doctor you're comfortable with and let them check you out. You don't have to continue suffering. <3

girl in recession February 23, 2020

I can say with 99& certainty that you have ovarian cysts, i have them and this sounds like my life around my cycle too. either that and/or endometriosis. it's awful, debilitating, and NOT normal. diet has a lot to do with it, and i've been reading a lot about how low-carb (keto) helps this issue, if you stick to the diet all the time. It helps me thats for sure.

Kristi1971 February 27, 2020

I just saw an interview by a doctor about food and the menstrual cycle - specifically how to eat during different stages of the cycle. I'll have to find it and link it for you.

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