January PD2 – Itโ€™s Snowing in Nanjing

It’s snowing in Nanjing! Yay! ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

Enough about snow, let’s talk about period ๐Ÿ˜œ

Today is day 3 of my cycle, normally I will be in pain (at least level 3/10) ๐Ÿ˜… 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 today๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜

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!๐Ÿ˜˜

September PD1


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 ๐Ÿ˜–

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. 


https://instagram.com/p/BEr4OA-mDDO/
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 ๐Ÿ˜Œ 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? ๐Ÿ˜… I really have problem to remember things that useful for my condition ๐Ÿ˜ฌ


This is my left leg this morning, do you see the bruise? Yes, it’s worthy! ๐Ÿ˜†

Coriander Seeds Decoction for a Heavy Menstrual Flow


Today is day 2 of my period. I have an excessive bleeding that caused lower back pain (7/10), lower abdomen pain (4-5/10), and right leg pain(3-4/10). I can describe the lower back pain as being hit with a baseball bat over and over again. It felt like my lower back was going to break. I took ibuprofen in the morning, but after one hour it didn’t relieve the pain at all. I cried ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I texted my doctor to update my symptoms today. She called me, told me to take some of my Ayurvedic medicines and also to make decoction from coriander seeds and a cup of water. What I need was

1 tbsp of coriander seeds (I use coriander seed powder) + 1 cup of water

Boil it with medium heat until only half cup left, for about 8-10 minutes. Drink whilst it warms.

The question is why coriander seeds?

Coriander seeds contain natural stimulants that stimulate your endocrine glands to secrete and maintain proper hormone balance, which ensures that the associated pain with the cycle is reduced, and excess flow is alleviated 

Source: http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-coriander-seeds/

This source also mentioned a different way to make a coriander seeds decoction:

What You Need

6 g coriander seeds

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 liter water

What You Have To Do

Boil 6 grams of coriander seeds in half a liter of water.

Add a teaspoon of sugar when the water has been reduced to half.

Drink the mixture while it is still warm.

How Often Should You Use It

This mixture should be consumed thrice a day daily.

I didn’t use sugar or honey at all in my decoction, it tasted so awful. I almost puke ๐Ÿคข So, my advice is to add a little bit of honey to kill the odd taste.

Here are more information about the health benefits of coriander seeds and it leaves (cilantro)


One tablespoon of coriander (Coriandrum sativum) seeds contains about: (9, 10)

15 calories

2.8 grams carbohydrates

0.6 gram protein

0.9 gram fat

2.1 grams fiber

0.8 milligram iron (4.6 percent DV)

16 milligrams magnesium (4 percent DV)

35 milligrams calcium (3.5 percent DV)

20 milligrams phosphorus (2 percent DV)

1 milligram vitamin C (1.7 percent DV)

Corianderโ€™s volatile oil is also rich in beneficial phytonutrients like carvone, geraniol, limonene, borneol, camphor, elemol and linalool. It also has flavonoids, including quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and apigenin, as well as active phenolic acid compounds, including caffeic and chlorogenic acid.

Source: https://draxe.com/coriander/

After about an hour my lower back pain has lessen to 3-4/10, lower abdomen pain has down to 2-3/10, and the leg pain has gone. The bleeding has been less heavy. So it works, yay! ๐Ÿ˜

Eating Clean: Day 1

As what I posted yesterday, I’m committed to change my poor diet to support my Adenomyosis healing. As my doctor said, I have to change for my own good. She was right, I should remember the pain. The pain that caused me have to had bed rest for few days every month ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

It’s day 9 from the first day of my period. The bleeding has stopped on day 5, but until today I still can feel the pain. Today’s pain are slight cramps (3/10) and slight rectal pain (2/10). I think I can manage without ibuprofen today. 


I’m thinking to keep food journal of what I eat every day to keep in track, and the picture will speak it self. 

 

I had a cup of warm lemon water and honey 30 minutes before breakfast but I didn’t take picture of it ๐Ÿ˜ Yes, my apples in the picture look oxidated. I took this pic half way finishing the whole bowl ๐Ÿ˜†

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Update: 

Around 11:30 I had cramps, back pain, rectal pain, and right leg pain (7/10). I had to take 1x200mg ibuprofen. It’s 4pm now, the pain level went down to 3/10.