Mar 2018: PD1 – 7 Hours Battle

That’s me after battled intense pains for 7 hours straight. Diclofenac, Valerian root, Serrapeptase, Nattokinase, Turmeric, Magnesium, and massage, none of them helped with the pain. I could only be crying while watching The Big Bang Theory. Comedy usually helps to distract my attention from the pain, but not yesterday. I was so frustrated, I could only think about the pain >_<

I felt better around 6 PM, I took valerian root to relax my uterus’ muscles, it worked. Surprisingly I didn’t feel drowsy at all after that. I took Diclofenac+Pantoprazole after dinner to control the pain furthermore. Around 9:30 PM I took another Valerian root to help me sleep. It worked, I slept very soundly until the next morning.

One scary day has passed. Thank you my uterus for fighting alongside me with a great courage. We were suffering together yesterday. I promise to eat less fish, do more yoga, and take the supplements on time. Let’s heal together _/||\_

January PD2 – It’s Snowing in Nanjing

It’s snowing in Nanjing! Yay! 😍

As a person who was born and raised in a tropical country, snowy day is something that I always cherish. I usually will go out and walk around my neighborhood and play with snow. In fact, that’s what I did this early January when we had our first snow in Nanjing. But today, I will stay at home because I’m on my period 😬

Today is our third snowy day of this month. It’s not too common in Nanjing to have more than one snowy day. Last year we only have one snowy day, and it was a thin snow. The year before that also the same. But this year we have more snow and it’s heavy. Schools are closed today, some government offices, even some restaurants are closed! Is global warming causes this cold weather? I do think so 😣

Enough about snow, let’s talk about period 😜

Today is day 3 of my cycle, normally I will be in pain (at least level 3/10) 😅 But guess what? I feel almost no pain today! Yay! This morning I only feel slight rectum discomfort (0.5/10), slight lower back discomfort (0.5/10) and slight lower abdomen discomfort (0.5/10) after I went number 2. I took 1 each of diclofenac+pantoprazole this morning because I was afraid of the pain after I went number 2 (which I usually have!). It’s amazing how little pain I have today😱

Day 1 was the worst pain I have so far for this cycle, and it was level 3-4/10 and last for about 8 hours. On my last cycle, the worst pain was on day 2 with the highest pain level of 4-5/10, I don’t remember how long it was last.

I think the significant pain relief is because of Serrapeptase enzyme that my doctor prescribed me to take since Nov 22, 2017, and also I do better on my Endo diet since early January 2018.

Before I took the Serrapeptase enzyme, my worst pain was on day 2 (Nov 7,2017) with the highest pain level of 7/10 for lower back pain and 4/10 for lower abdomen pain. After two months of Serrapeptase and proper Endo Diet, it’s down to level 3-4/10. And also my cycle has been lengthened from 23 days to 28 days this month! 😱😍

It’s amazing! Now I’m a believer!

I’ll talk more about my pain tracker these last few months and Serrapeptase enzyme in a different post. TTYL!😘

Nov PD2

It’s 2:45am. I can’t sleep, my lower back is killing me, I feel cramps, and I vomited an hour ago 😭 I drank ginger tea and honey to relieve my stomach discomfort after vomiting. It worked. 

 I just take 1 ibuprofen to help relieve the pain, but I will need to wait until it kicks in. If it kicks in, the one that I took at 9:30pm apparently didn’t work 🙄 I really need to sleep… I’m so exhausted… why can’t I just passed out? I’m tired to feel this pain 😭

I fell asleep around 3:30am. Yes, the  ibuprofen worked. I woke up at 6am because the pain came back. I felt like someone hitting my lower back with a baseball bat. The cramps wasn’t that bad, the lower back pain was the thing that I couldn’t stand. The pain was deep and constant. 

Now is 1:22pm. Time is running very slow when you’re in pain. Life sucks 😭

8:03 pm

Fatigue, heavy bleeding, lil bit nauseous, lower back pain, cramps, loosing appetite. I really want to sleep but the pain keeps me awake.. such a horrible day 😭

October Pain Update 

Here’s the update for this month:

* My Pain is worse than last month. I’m not sure why… There are some changes in my life routine:

  1. My doctor changed my medicine on Sept
  2. I started jogging this month, according to my experience too much physical activity causes the pain escalating. So I assume that this is the case this time?
  3. I ate more salmons this month, but wait… salmons are anti-inflammatory, so… it should help with the pain, right?
  4. I drank too much green tea latte and fruit teas? The possible culprits are the dairy and sugar.

* Rectal pain is a bitch! Why, Adeno? Why? Yes, it comes back again! 😤😤😤

* I ran out my current medicine, my doctor told me that she wants to give a gap for the next medicine. Meanwhile, she asks me to take coriander decoction twice a week.

* I hurt my foot when I tried my rain boot. If you ask how come? I wore it to do fast walk for 5km, that’s how 😆😆😆 After 4 days rested, my foot felt better, but then I used it for the 5km run. I hurt it even worse and I have been feeling pain for 17 days now. I can walk slowly, but once in a while there’s pinching pain occurs. So, maybe I will need another week to start to do long walks again.

* I’m mentally exhausted because of Adeno and foot injury pain.

I need a plan to get away from this chronic madness!