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"Ladies Time"

Monday, January 14, 2013

This may be graphic, contain semi-adult language, and for sure TMI.

I had Mirena IUD between babies one and two. I take a long time for my cycle to regulate, so I never actually got "regular" before I got pregnant with baby two. I'm breastfeeding, so I'm not "regular" now and my cycles are all out of whack.

But, seriously? This has been the worst. This one? The worst period I can EVER remember. My husband joked, "You are a walking stereotype!" I was all, "Get me some hot tea, a hot water bottle, some advil, a box of chocolates, some potato chips and go shut the *bleep* up!" (So, pretty much, a walking stereotype!) I can't get on the scale (emotionally!), but, based on how my clothing fits, I'm guessing I gained around 7-10 lbs, literally overnight. I'm SO bloated... and have been for 2 days now. Today is day 3 of massive massive bloat.

And why the hell does menstration screw with my digestion? Heart burn? 2 day Constipation? followed by sticky poo? Every single time! Even when I don't go on chocolate benders. Which i did this time. But, that's neither here nor there. I'll deal with that.

And my emotions? Raging Biotch! I know it. And knowing it makes it worse. Because then I feel guilty on top of it. There is a small rational voice in my head that keeps telling me, "You're over reacting!" But, it isn't loud enough to stop me yelling or crying or laughing maniacally.

And why? Why? Why? Chocolate? I don't understand. I don't even LIKE chocolate all that much. It's nice a few times a year... and only when it's good. But right now? Chocolate chips! Reeses! Hershey's kisses! (Really, Self? you don't like Hershey's kisses even now, but you are still stuffing them in your face!)

And the pain. The pain. The pain. I have had cramps for 3 days. My hubby, in another of his "lets try to lighten the mood" moments put my hot water bottle on his belly and said, "I'm trying to figure out what it feels like to be you." And I'm like, "THE *BLEEPING* HOT WATER BOTTLE IS THE AID, NOT THE PAIN!" So, that's been fun too.

And the blood. So much of it.

It's like being a teenager. For me... that second or third time I got my period was the worst. The first time was pretty mild, but then there was a day that second or third time, where I just bawled and bawled and bawled it hurt so bad and I was scared by how bloody it all was. Burned in my memory... Yeah... this time, is right up there. Except now, I've got two kids who need me to make lunches, get them to school, nurse them, clothe them, do the dishes, the laundry, everything... and lying in bed with a hot water bottle and crying is pretty low on my list of options.

Can it just be over now? Please?
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    Awwww girlie - so sorry you are going through that!!! I hate the stupidity of menses every single's just not FAIR we women have to go through that.

    Hang in there!
    1978 days ago
  • ANDREA963
    Deep breathe Mel. You'll make it through this....not so sure about your husband though.

    1978 days ago
    Oh girll! Don't I know the pain! I can definitely relate. I have pretty standard, inconsequential periods but sometimes, for apparently no reason, I get a TERRIBLE one and I have the same symptoms you describe. I wish there was something I could do for you. Sounds like you've got the right idea though... just stick it out and get as much rest as you can and drink as much water as possible. Do you have a heating pad? Maybe the hubby can help with the lunches, etc.? Don't worry! It'll pass!
    1980 days ago
  • MARTY728
    1980 days ago
    Sounds like hormone hell to me...this too shall pass, in a gross and messy way, but it will pass. Sorry you are having such a rough time. Wish I had some wise words for you, but I know words won't help. Use your blog, or the journal page if you want it private, and vent away. That will at least give you an outlet that you don't have to feel guilty about afterwards. So happy you have a hubby that will try to lighten the mood for you...shows how much he loves you. A lot of men would just call you names and disappear to hang out with their buds. I used to tell mine if he wanted to know how I felt, eat a grocery bag full of fruit, so he could have the cramps too, and drink 3 gallons of water, for the bloat, and do it all within 1 hour, so that he could experience the physical and emotional pressure as well.
    1980 days ago
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    And I can SO relate to the business of binging on chocolate even when you don't like it - only my blog later today will have to address the issue of the popcorn last night. emoticon
    1980 days ago
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