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3/13/13 6:26 P

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I agree. You need to see your OB/GYN to see what else is happening. I, too, have had endometriosis and experienced those symptoms. You have every ounce of empathy I can send your way...

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3/13/13 3:38 P

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I didn't know that. I guess you learn something every day. I have not always had painful periods. It began one year, I'm not sure why, but once it started, the pain is nauseating the first day. Sometimes heat and relaxation techniques help, but I've taken every otc, and some prescription, pain medication there is and none of them help. Also, I notice that when I take a muscle relaxer, the pain generally goes away (the amount in Midol and similar products isn't enough).

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3/13/13 1:51 P

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I also have enodmetriosis. I started to have symptoms once the metformin started working. Having a laparoscopy (surgery) is the only way to diagnose and most often it is not visible by ultrasound. Maybe talking with an OB/GYN about the possiblity may help?

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3/11/13 6:06 P

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I've had ultrasounds, and they didn't find anything. At least, I'm assuming they would have told me if they did.

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3/8/13 5:05 P

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That sounds like more than PCOS. I have endometriosis as well and I get tremendous abdominal pain and pressure before and during AF. The pain is so bad I get nauseous and start vomiting at times. However, those are my symptoms from endo. Are you on BCP? I had a lap where they dx the endo and did remove some of the lesions and adhesion. The pain has been better since then but some months are worse then others. I also have gotten some relief from starting aspirin therapy. Right now I take 2 baby aspirin a day. It works but taking a full aspirin a day was better for this. My ob/gyn hadn't had a patient that aspirin made things better for before. A friend of mine had the opposite problem, she had andometriosis where the lining grows in instead of out like endo. The only time it was a problem was during AF. Her cramps were debilitating and she ended up missing lots of work before she had a hysterectomy.

Sounds like you really should talk to your dr about how much pain and discomfort you are in each month. It's not normal when you have your cycles regularly to be that uncomfortable. It's really not that normal even when you don't, although it is more understandable.




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3/7/13 12:27 P

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The cramps aren't getting worse, I just always associated the pain with going so long without a period. Now that my cycle is shorter (just 4 1/2 weeks) I guess I expected it to go away. But the pain and nausea and dizziness hit me again yesterday. It was so bad I couldn't walk. It never lasts long, one, maybe two days. But I expected them to get better. I'm still cramping today, but not to the extent that I was yesterday. I can walk without problems, and i'm not nauseous or sick. I just don't get it.

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3/7/13 12:18 P

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Since I started Metformin I can feel actual symptoms of my AF for the first time in a long time, slight cramps, naseau, exhaustion etc. But they only last a short time. The only time I had severe cramps was when I was taking pure progesterone, they were so bad I had to lay in the bottom of the shower to get relief. I would vote for talking to your doctor about them if they are getting worse!

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Pain like that does not sound normal. Have you spoken to your doctor about the pain? My guess is it's from the cysts.

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3/6/13 7:31 P

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I was wondering who all suffers severe pain and nausea or other symptoms with AF? As I've lost weight, and been longer on Metformin, I've become more regular. But the pain is literally debilating, and now it's month after month. With the pain comes nausea and other sever PMS symptoms, moodiness, tiredness, etc.
I've lost 30 pounds since starting. I thought things were supposed to start getting easier.
Is anyone else having these problems?

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