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.