I’m doing water fasting today. I will do it for 24 hours. I started last night at 10pm, I will break my fast tonight at 10pm.
Fasting is not a new thing for me. I’m a Muslim. I always fast during Ramadan since I was 10 years old. The way Muslim fast is by not eat and drink from sunrise to sundown. In Ramadan we should do it for a month. We can also fast in months other than Ramadan, it’s optional. But why this time I’m choosing water fasting? Well, my doctor advised me to do water fasting to help my healing from Adenomyosis once a week. I started last month. I think there is slight improvement with the symptoms.
On my last ovulation day I was fasting. I usually experience cramps and back pain on that day, but when I was fasting, those symptoms were gone. So I wanted to give this fasting regime more shots!
Yesterday (day 6 before my next period) I started to feel slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort. It’s a bad news for me. That’s why I decided to fast today, to relieve those symptoms and hopefully my body reduce the inflammation inside my uterus.
It’s almost noon. I feel a little bit weak and hungry. But other than that I feel fine. The slight back pain and lower abdomen discomfort has gone. I’ll give further update later 😊
Total water taken: 2L
I broke my fast half an hour earlier than what I scheduled. I have to go to bed at 10:30pm. It’s not healthy to eat too close to bed time. So here’s my breaking meal… Mango and dragon fruit!
Start from tomorrow no more chips, wafers and other junk food. No more cheats!
Yes, my back is killing me!
Yesterday the pain was manageable from morning until around 5pm. Light medium pain on my back and cramps in the morning and afternoon. I took 2 ibuprofen, 1 at 4 AM and another one at 10am. I thought the pain will be lessen at night that’s why I only took my daily Chinese medicine. But I was wrong, around 6 pm I felt that the pain escalating, I took 1 ibuprofen but it was too late. My back was so hurt, I felt that it was going to break, like someone stabbing my back over and over again. The hot water bag that usually ease the pain didn’t help at all. I couldn’t even feel the heat, the pain was too severe for me. I was rolling on my bed, crying for hours… waiting for the pain to pass.. oh my adeno… you’re really tortured me 😭😭😭
It has been more than 6 months since I wrote my last post. I decided to be more active posting about my condition. I want to be more open about my pain. Many women out there have Adenomyosis just like me, I want to share my experience so they know, they are not alone!
Day 1 of period was yesterday. The period started around 1 AM. I experienced cramps and back pain. I went to the kitchen to make hot water to fill my hot water bag. I ate a wholewheat biscuit and a banana, then I took 1 (200mg) ibuprofen. I went back to my bed and trying to go back to sleep. I think I fell asleep around 2 AM.
The bleeding on my first day of period was very heavy but without clots. The cramps and back pain was bad, I couldn’t wake up from my bed because of it. But not as bad as last month. I didn’t cry. So I can say the pain scale was about 7/10. The pain from my back radiated to my butt and my right leg (7/10). I couldn’t feel my toes for some time because of the pain. I also felt light nausea (3/10).
I didn’t feel like to eat on day 1 of my period. I just drank lots of water, 1/2 of lemon + 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses + warm water in the morning, and ate fruits and whole wheat biscuits.
For medicines, I took Chinese medicine that my local gyno gave me + Ayurvedic medicine + 4 ibuprofen.
I changed my daily target to 6000 steps two days ago (May2), so far I still on track. I’m able to run a little bit now. I took half run half walk exercise today for about 4km (2mi). I started to use Nike+ running app today. I think it’s pretty cool!
Btw today is one day before my estimated period, and I feel just fine. Normally I will start feel bad at this time. It’s a good progress then!