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Ha ha...I've been on a roller coaster ride with this. I used to have my own unique cycle, but after kids it slowly became non-existent. Now I'm cycling more regularly than I ever have and it sure is inconvenient. Mom was 50 when she went through the change. Just one more year if I do the same as she did.
First of all, welcome to the team!
I know what you mean. I had my first cycle after months without because I was eating healthier and exercising regularly. I should be happy because I want to cycle in order to have children down the road, however, my cycle is so heavy that it floods and clots and I become dangerously anemic. Did I mention that it lasted over two weeks of constant flooding? It was very discouraging.
If anything, I hope that it helps you to know that you are not alone in this. We are strong women and we can get through it!
~ Kay from www.goaloflosing.com
I know...can there really be a down side??!? Well, for me there is! I was dx with PCOS about 12 years ago when I was ttc my youngest daughter. I was dx with endometriosis when I was 20 so the fact that I have my two dd is amazing. But here I am 38 years old and at the highest weight I have ever been (well, I have lost 5 lbs. in the last month, so...). Anyway, the down side is as soon as I start eating healthy and exercising and losing a little weight, I start to cycle. Not a bad thing except my periods and ovulation make me absolutely sick - ovulation causes horrible cramping, pinching pains and I get nausea, pain, lethargic, just plain don't feel well with my period. So I got my first period in probably 6 months a few days ago and now I feel ick and I don't want to eat healthy or exercise. I just want to sit on the couch and eat all the carbs I can find! And then feel mad and upset with myself because it isn't going to help any! It is hard to continue to lose weight, etc. when you know it is going to cause you to suffer in the end... does that make sense? I mean, if I stay obese, my body stops cycling and no periods and no pain (at least from that).
But the good little angel on my shoulder keeps telling me that in the end losing the weight will be the better choice for me and I will feel better. I just don't like this place in the journey. And I have PMS so I am crankier than usual! Anyway, thanks for letting me vent a little. Nobody else in my life understands this frustration!
Married for 19 years
Mom of 2 girls, 16 yo and 9
Mom to three cats, Fudgy, Pinata, and Momo