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  • luvsterriers
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    I did see a Catholic OBGYN and she did try and do pap smear with the speculum for young girls, but I couldn't handle it at all. Just her touching outside was scary. I do have a tiny fibroid on my bladder so she thinks that could be why I'm in more pain. Also the IC. I never had intercourse and don't want to. I don't want to have children and I don't want to get married. The OB GYN doctor suggested this though and I was wondering if any of you did the same thing or knew of someone who did. She did tell me that she has to sedate some of her women patients for the pap smears. These type of females are mentally retarded or people who are institutionalized. These type of females were raped or taken advantage of so no wonder they would have to be sedated for pap smears. My case is my anxiety, being a virgin, and the IC. The doctor prescribed Valium and Percocet. One of each medication one hour before the pap smear. If I don't feel drowsy within 30 min, then take one more of each. So would these two medications make me very groggy? I do have endoscopies and I get completely sedated for that. Maybe I will be totally sedated if I take TWO of them. I don't like people touching me down there. I don't like to expose myself to strangers even if they are women doctors. I wonder if I may have some retardation in me?

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  • cjensen75
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    Hello,

    Like the others have said it would help to see a specialist for your concerns. I'm 35 (36 soon) and had to fight my mom to see a specialist for my super heavy long periods that I dealt with for 10 yrs. Come to find out it is good for a woman to see a specialist when they turn 18 and I was 23 at the time. It would be good for your health to have yearly Pap smears, breast exam, and any concerns or questions that you may have.


    I prefer women doctors when it comes to women parts and functions. They can relate well with their female patients. Do it for your health

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  • luvsterriers
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    FINALLY on Good Friday it came. All of the prayers, listening to Christian music, went to church to pray finally came around. It was 36 days which has been the most. Too bad I didn't keep a chart of my periods for at least a year. I only have it since September 2010. I'm sure in the past I have had periods come a week late. Is 36 days still ok and healthy? I always thought 30 days is the max for a normal healthy period. I know at times we can have 2 periods a month. (Get it April 1, then get it again April 29th) I must have watched Passion of the Christ ALL last week. Just the part where Jesus died on the cross then was resurrected. What a moving, violent, beautiful, sad film. So emotional!

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  • ICNDonna
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    I have never thought of you as complaining --- it's always okay to express concerns here. I look forward to hearing from you when I log on every day.

    Sending gentle hugs your way,
    Donna

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  • luvsterriers
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    Sorry everyone..

    All I do is complain. Bye all and hopefully someday there will be a cure for IC.

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  • tigger_gal
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    I agree with Donna, a medical professional would be . I take zanax for my anxiety. I have a son with many problems. I adopted him and know the complete mental background, and the things he endured during and after pregnancy. One thing he has is Asperger's syndrome. Have you seen a neurologist?

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  • ICNDonna
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    Anna, I think it would be a very good idea to see your doctor to help alleviate your concerns.


    Donn

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  • luvsterriers
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    I talked to two of my college women friends.

    Heather is 33 years old and very much overweight. She's 5'6 and at least 200 pounds. She has borderline personality disorder and is on medications for that amongst other things. If she stops these medications, she will more than likely end up in mental hospital. One time she was in one for a whole month! I wonder if her medications causes irregular periods. She told me sometimes she went 3 months without a period. She was around 140 pounds when I met her in 1998. When she became an RA at George Mason for a semester she lost so much weight that she was thinner than me. I wonder about really skinny young women and their periods. Or about actresses who have to lose or gain a lot of weight for a particular role. Renee Zelwegger for example had to gain a lot of weight for her role in Bridget Jones Diary. Would that make any womens cycle be irregular?

    Fara just turned 30 in January. She's about my height and a little more heavier than me. She has skipped a month or so. She has raised testosterone levels according to blood tests and she tried Yaz. Not sure how long she was on them. She told me that she has hot flashes. WHAT???? This woman is only 30! Not 40! She is too young to be having hot flashes. Sometimes at night I too sweat in my sleep. Not this over pouring sweat like working out, but just a little hot. Maybe I'm having them too. I do know that Fara has a lot more hair around her belly button area compared to me. Maybe because I am half Korean and she's full white? I read about raised testosterone levels in women. More hair on upper lip, almost like a man! I have seen some women with so much hair on their upper lips. I don't have alot of arm hair I think compared to women who are completely white. Maybe because of my Korean genes. Fara's mom never had raised testosterone levels when she was young. So how come Fara has issues? How come Heather has issues? Should their mothers, grandmothers or aunts have them? I wonder if my aunt on dad's side or aunts on my mom's side have issues. Mom and grandma both said to me it's fine to skip a month or so since I'm in my 30s. But I have ALWAYS been regular for as long as I can remember It's as if I'm 33 in Feb then all of a sudden in March I aged 5 years! My grandma had my uncle when she was 40! I'm too young for skipping periods and so! This isn't normal for me at all. Perhaps I should get a blood test to see what is causing these issues. Thyroid? I don't need anti anxiety meds to make the periods more worse. I was on Effexor XR for a year and it made them light, didn't last as long and didn't come the normal 27-30 days.


    I don't like BC pills. I rather do acupuncture than take some medications. But I rather take anti anxiety medications than do acupuncture. The needles for anxiety patients goes into your wrists and that is so painful. It hits a nerve! My arm was painful for days that I couldn't even turn a door knob! I don't do acupuncture anymore. If I fell like an UTI is coming, I take antibiotics and the pain goes away much quicker than acupuncture. I tried drinking corn silk tea to relieve the pain, but it doesn't approve.
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  • luvsterriers
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    Tigger_gal

    It's not your fault. I know there is no cure for IC or acid reflux. Just another medical person giving me false hope. I rather get a cure for my aspergers then I will be a different happier person. Day 34 and nothing. This is totally rare. I had an awful dream and I'm scared. WHAT is going on with my body?

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  • tigger_gal
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    Anna,
    I am sorry, I feel bad now that I told you that your acupuncture could not cure IC, man it would be great if it could I would be there in a minute. People use all sorts of this will work methods to make a profit. I have tried instills, I mixed 2 meds together and they did help for a while. My best help was a hysterectomy and and quitting smoking believe me I thought people were joking about the stop smoking it will help me thing. THANKS GIRLS!! There is the IC diet to try, Elmiron, Hydroxizine, stay away from citrus drinks and fruits, chocolate( I can tolerate in moderation) stay away from coffee and teas (I rink them, but I can handle it) I can't eat pork chops, oranges, and stuff like it due to flaring.

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  • luvsterriers
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    I thought acupuncture would help me. I have the worst of luck. I just want to cry but I'm at work. I can always close my door, but there is a tiny window on my door that people can see. At my other office I had more privacy. Good thing mom is working later tonight and its just me and Timmy (My West Highland White Terrier) I can cry and cry all I want to and Timmy won't judge me. Acupuncture made me feel good for a day or so. What a waste of money. $40, 2 times per week, for nearly 4 months. The acupuncture also told me to stop using antibiotics and to avoid any liquids after 7pm. But I can't help it! Sometimes my parents and I have dinner after 7pm. But I did stop acupuncture March 28th so I'm wondering if stopping it causes irregular periods.

    I did go to St Matthews a HUGE Catholic church near my office in DC. I prayed but then there was some loud noise in the background that disturbed me! It should quiet and no noise in church! It annoyed me! I did at least ask my grandpa if he's ok up in heaven. I do talk to him still as if he's still here. I did ask Jesus and grandpa to please let me get my period. I wish I kept my dates of all my periods at least for a year. But Sep 2010 is the most oldest month I have. I am getting this lower back pain too. I am too young for this! All of this stress, anxiety and depression isn't making me happy and healthy. I wish I can turn back the clock and go back to 1988 when I was young, happy, and healthy. Well not really happy since I had to deal with bullies. But I still deal with them.

    No more ghost stories or shows where they show murder victims. It's quite sad, depressing and makes me upset. No more The First 48, Disappeared, Solved, Cold Blood, I Almost Got Away With It, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, etc. I will now listen to Christian music while I work out in our basement. At least its comforting, and doesn't show any images of violence. Even shows like NCIS or CSI make me upset and sad, even though its all acting. Perhaps I should stick with cartoons and comedies. I Love Lucy is the best comedy show out there. I wish there were more like that. Lucille Ball was one amazing comedian. Comedies these days aren't like that. I definitely will see African Cats. It's G so it shouldn't be scary or sad.

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  • tigger_gal
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    At the acupuncture the doctor said that he can not only cure the IC but also my acid reflux

    Please do not be fooled, there is NO CURE for IC. You may get remission, but it will never go away. Acid reflux can be tamed by acid reflux meds or surgery.

    About your periods. I relly would not worry to much, seeing yo are not having sex and know you are not going to get pregnant. If you want regulated you may need to get on bitrh control pills. Prayers never hurt. Good luck. and keep us posted.

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  • luvsterriers
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    Please don't laugh at me....

    There is a huge Catholic church near my office. I am going there around my lunch break to pray for however long I need to. Listening to tons of Christian music now.

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  • luvsterriers
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    I cried so much when I got home yesterday. My West Highland White Terrier gave me kisses and rolled on his back so that I can rub his belly. I just want to be normal, happy and young. This is very very rare for me to be more than 30 days. I should have kept my calendar from 2010. But all I have is from September 2010 till end of 2011. I know skipped periods can only mean stress or pregnancy. Cancers don't run in my family. Someone had ovarian cysts but they go away on their own. It is so sad not knowing what is going on with me. I haven't gained or lost any weight. I haven't done any new sports either. Work has been more busy but it was busy in the past too and my periods were fine. When my grandpa died my period was on time. I have been praying and listening more to Christian music.

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  • ICNDonna
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    Try to relax. It's not unusual to have several days fluctuation in the menstrual cycle and still be completely normal. If you go more than a week, you may want to talk to your doctor.

    Sending gentle hugs,
    Donna

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