My Painful "Monthly Challenge" - Input Please
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Every month since I was 12 years old, I've had to deal with a visit from "Aunt Flo", as it's been called. About 6 months after my menstrual cycles began, I started having really bad pain. Over the years, I've had to deal with this...no treatment, including surgery, has stopped it. Of course, the last resort its a hysterectomy
, which I've been holding off on because I don't have children yet.
So...now that I've started my journey to a healthier Diva, every month I do really well until period time. The pain, fatigue and nausea make it hard/impossible for me to exercise. I also don't eat as much because of the nausea, and I have cravings for unhealthy foods (chocolate, salty stuff, etc.). I also have PMS for 3 to 7 days before my period, which can bring the same symptoms and hardships with it. That's about a third to almost half of the month. So after my period ends, I have usually gained a pound or two back.
Anybody have any input on what I can do to help me with this monthly hurdle, please feel feel free to comment or inbox me. Thanks!
Crampy but Still Smiling ~ Diva