Friday, January 4, 2008

PMS

Things are already getting interesting this month, and since day 24 of my cycle, which happened to be the 1st January 2008 - so Happy New Year to me, I started to have the most awful breast pain - which is still going on. If anyone comes near them they will just get it - it is bad wearing a bra, and just as bad not wearing one. I can't win! It is strange because I don't normally get anywhere near as much tenderness as this.

Had a look at gynaecology book to see what the significance of day 24 of the cycle is, and it seems that both oestrogen and progesterone have totally dropped off at that point, so maybe that is why.

Books suggest no dairy or caffeine, both of which I had cut for over 5 weeks, and for much of the last few weeks as well - so there is no justice at all! Bring me a latte right now!

2 comments:

Simon said...

I wish you all the best. I sincerely hope you beat this pain.

I know it's hard sometimes for people who are pain-free to truly understand what it's like to suffer pain that lasts for days. Unfortunately many Doctors seem to lack empathy in this matter.

Keep on fighting, blogging, smiling, and generally taking no crap. :)

Anonymous said...

My husband finds my bras all over the house; although a common joke amongst family it is because I can't wear the damn thing anymore. My breasts are extremely sore with each period as if I were pregnant. I too have endometriosis and know how terrible it can be. The doctors dismiss pain easily thinking addiction is worse than your everyday life. I'm wondering if you also have extreme fatigue and pain in you leg ( usually left side) that almost feels like a headache in the leg. I don't know how else to explain.