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aussielass

331d

I am 36. Relatively healthy. I don't smoke or drink. Have never taken birth control. I have physical and mental issues every single menstrual cycle. If I diet heavily, cut out sugar and salt completely, and basically live on vegetables and lean fish and meat, I still have extreme exhaustion, needing to sleep during day... Symptoms: Exhaustion. Heavy bleeding. Clotting. Pain in pelvic region. Severe pain sometimes. Severe pain during ovulation. Irritability and anger. Tender breasts. Body aches. Anxiety and paranoia. Depression. Insomnia. Pain during bowel movements. Dizziness. Light headedness. Lack of concentration. Lack of motivation. Do I have cysts on my ovaries, or endometriosis? The only thing an ultrasound (a few years ago) showed was a small fibroid. Please help. Do you have e these symptoms too?? Do you have pcos, or endo???

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    • Katharina

      318d

      PMDD & check out Flo Vitamins

    • Katharina

      318d

      PMDD & check out Flo Vitamins

    • Skipeople

      323d

      I have PCOS with similar symptoms. Some are general symptoms I have daily like exhaustion and cramps and pelvic pressure. I go a couple months without a period and then BAM! OR I'll have two cycles only two or three weeks apart. I'd definitely speak with a doctor specifically about endo or pcos. Youay be able to check your hormones to confirm, though there are no real tests.

      • ae_belli

        322d

        @Skipeople my PCOS went thru a rough spot when I had 3 cycles in 4 years. Then all of a sudden I have them regularly, they’re short and nothing like they used to be. I hate them. I’d prefer to go back to the having a rare cycle every so often. Besides regularity- do yours vary in length?

        • Skipeople

          322d

          @ae_belli Mine do vary in length. I used to be strictly five days and done. Now, I sometimes last a full week and other times just two days. One year, I bled for a few months non-stop. It was often just heavy spotting, but it freaked me out! I would agree that I prefer not having my period, which may not be the healthiest thing, but it is better than random periods and spotting that I get some months. I also used to be able to tell before I started, but now it can surprise me and I get paranoid I won't be able to get to a bathroom when I randomly start.

    • ae_belli

      324d

      Could be a number of things. I recently did some research on this. I have PCOS with a large amount of cysts. and have had really bad PMS and bleeding issues. I came to the conclusion that I definitely have PMDD. I didn’t really know exactly how it differed from PMS (which ppl don’t take seriously 😡). It was like everything made sense and there was a reason for what I was feeling, it wasn’t imagined like some male doctors stupidly think. Which fit everything most everything except the some of the symptoms that I am pretty sure are endo. Reading about these things was definitely eye opening. Having a good gyno is important. I haven’t seen one since my ovarian drilling in 2012. But they are important.

    • DeeJo7

      324d

      To be honest I didn't even know I had it until the nurse I went to said she thought there was a piece of tampon in and I told her I didn't use them because it hurt. I went to a Dr in Ames and they sent me to Iowa City and found it.

    • DeeJo7

      330d

      I had endometriosis but my symptoms were weird I didn't know I had it until I had my annual. Do you get checked every year? Your hormones go through alot during that time. Have you had levels checked along with your adrenal gland. I have learned since I've gotten older to fight for what you feel is right for yourself. You know your body and what feels right and wrong. It's not easy I will tell you that. I have some Dr's that will fight you. Find someone else that will listen.

      • aussielass

        330d

        @DeeJo7 You're right, so many Drs just dismiss anything to do with female health and menstruation, it's pretty backwards considering half the adult population is dealing with it. I haven't had a checkup in a few years time, so am looking for a gynaecologist. What were your exact symptoms???

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