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so i woke up at 800 this morning, in pain. BAD, ANGRY pain eminated from my lower region, so i figured that either 1) i had to do one hell of a dookie, or 2) the red gremlins are at it again for their monthly visit.

i went to the bathroom. well, if you must know, it was both, really. but after both were taken care of, the pain did not lessen any. it increased tenfold.

now. i've been having my periods for *thinks* almost twenty years now. (yes, i started early.) cramping has always reared its ugly head, almost every single month. i remember the pain being significantly worse when i was around 17 years old or so, but then just becoming a great discomfort.

nothing like THIS. i seriously thought i was DYING. all i could do is lay in bed and gasp for air and try not to cry or vomit. i don't think i have EVER felt pain this bad in my entire LIFE, and i've smashed some fingers, stepped on a nail, ripped nails OFF. repeating any of those would be VERY much more prefered than even HALF of the pain i was experiencing this morning. I debated knocking on my brother's bedroom door to see if Daniel was still there so that i could go to the hospital, it was so bad. and it wasn't even just my stupid uterus, it was also the small of my back, it felt as if someone had punched me right in the spine.

what on earth would CAUSE this?!? is it because i'm getting old?!?

i finally fell back to sleep and slept until after 2 pm, something i never do. it's a bit uncomfortable at the moment, but not painful. what on earth do i do if it comes BACK?!?

and thank the Powers That Be for at least allowing this to happen on a day off. I probably would have sobbed to a manager and begged them to take me to the hospital otherwise. And for someone who has no insurance? That's a Big Pain.

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dbaxdevilsfan
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
I get cramps like that too....hurt so bad I can't get off the bed. Always have to wake the Mister to get my Midol, so I can pop 2, attempt to sleep while the pills do their thing, and then I can get up and barely function. My cramps were never this bad until I had a baby. And now, my body is retreating into the abyss known as irregularity. I haven't had a period since July, and I'm not pregnant. pre-baby, I was lucky to get my period once every 6 months....but I got the monthly PMS (talk about suckiness).

I hope you feel better. Pop some Midol, and eat some chocolate. :)
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
i did pop some pamprin like stuff before i went back to bed, those things always knock me on my ass, so i suppose that is why i slept so long.

i'm just SO thankful that i'm off the next two days.
birdofparadox
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
where exactly was your pain?
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
it was below my gut, on that little triangluar area between the gut and thighs.
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leighblack
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
If the pain persists, GO TO A DOCTOR. Even if you have no insurance. In fact, you should look to see if there's a free nurseline available to you to talk to someone and see if you should go in now. Your symptoms sound similar to when I've had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. I thought it was just cramps and would go away too, but it just kept getting worse.
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
thank you, luv, i appreciate the advice!
oh_flounder
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:25 pm (UTC)

holymother, im sorry it hurt so bad :/
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
aw HELLS, YES!!! i love it! is... is... it for ME?
you can so have this one too =D - oh_flounder - Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
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bostondave
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
awww I hope you're feeling better Hon

BIG HUG!
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:42 pm (UTC)
thanks muchly!
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marjun
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
I have been having issues with ovarian cysts now for about a year. The kind of pain you're describing could very well be that. Mine hurts from front right through to the back, and feels most of the time like I'm being pinched right there. Sometimes it is just tender and sometimes it is quite painful. The good news is that ovarian cysts are rarely serious, and often resolve on their own, or with fairly simple treatments. The bad news is that they SUCK. It hurt bad enough to where I was thinking "how thick is the meat there? It can't be all that deep, maybe I can get an X-acto and just take it out myself."
aubkabob
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
the pain was so freaking bad that i seriously had one second (only one second, though) where i had the thought "egads, if i just stick a butcher knife up there and twist, would that at least get RID of whatever is causing me pain?

it was That Bad.
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greenminions
Sep. 22nd, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
I got my period early too (10 years old). Until I started taking birth control, I had horrible periods from time to time. Wretched cramps, diarheea, vomiting. Wouldn't happen every month but when it did, I was too paralyzed to go to work or do anything else. I remember lying on my bathroom floor feeling like I was dying because I was so weak. The birth control pretty much fixed me.
aubkabob
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
i had considered going on birth control, but my cramps have never really bothered me before this, other than a slight "grrrr, uggggh.." feeling, and a feeling that i need to poop more.

i'm sorry that yours has been so bad :( *hugs*
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ajcrb
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
(sigh) i sympathize, if i'm not on birth control, then every month i'm vomiting, and passing out in random places, and it feels like someone is stapbbing me from the inside of the uterus. Usually lasted about two days.

If this is a completely new thing to you, and if it happens again, you should go to the doctor. if not, make sure you ask about it on your next "visit"

another thing it could be.. my uterus is tilted back, towards my spine, if yours is the same it might have caused some kind of connective pain, but that's the only other possibility other than the aforemantioned worries that i could think of..

another thing you may or may not know about, and you may or may not be okay with.... masturbation makes the pain lessen. if you can move enough to take care of the problem, it will help. something about exercising the muscles (or demons, whichever you prefer)
aubkabob
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
it IS completely new. i mean, i get cramps virtually every month (other than the occasional surprise month that it skips the crampy part). because of moving and lack of insurance and other things, it occured to me that i haven't had a pap in four years, so i'm probably quite overdue by now.

thank you so much for your ideas. *happy hug*

ha ha. and i used to be the masturbation queen. okay, not queen. probably not even in the High Court. but let me just remind you how long i've been single ;) a girl hasta do what a girl hasta do... (i really SHOULD invest in rechargeable batteries. for my uh.. camera.) i used to do the deed around the start because i had read that it helped. i debated this morning, but i could barely stop writhing in pain, let alone grab the electric bunny.
faetal
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
planned parenthood is a good resource for low income uninsured girly issues.
there's one in orchards, if you need to go let me know and i can drive ya out there. they're super nice, but most places i think they prefer not to do pelvics while you're gushing. (thats a common thing i hear, to not get exams during the bleeding)


ricebagricebagricebag RICEBAG!

(you have a few still right? if not I'll make you one up real quick and drive it over.)
soulresilience
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
dude, I so want you as a roommate even though you're "off the market" for roommatedom.
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talkingpotato
Sep. 22nd, 2005 10:40 pm (UTC)
ARRRRRRRRGH I totally sympathize. I vary from month to month but I notice when I have a month of being really stressed out- they get extremely bad, the pain goes all the way into my legs sometimes. Ouch :-(
I agree with your friends though about looking into it if it's a chronic thing :-(
Also I notice I get more painful 'times of the month' (or is that time of the months? because times of the month would imply more than one a month! YEEECH!!!) when my back is out. If you have been having back problems, that might be contributing to more pain :-(
aubkabob
Sep. 17th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
i'll have to try to pay attention to what's going on around me the next time that i have issues or whatnot. i hadn't had any horrible episodes of this since this post, other than my last two periods, which makes me worry that it's only going to get worse from here!
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soulresilience
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)
Because Eve fed Adam the apple?

Can't really think of another reason because we are so much better than men.
beantreeseeds
Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
I've had pain like this, with no explanation.

I started early, too (just a month after my 11th birthday), and I've read that some women who start menstruating early tend to suffer from chronic dysmenorrhea (cramps).

I went through this hell for years, and hit the breaking point at 22. My gynecologist was convinced I had endometriosis. She did an exploratory laparoscopy, and found nothing but a "perfectly beautiful and functioning reproductive system".

After years of specialists, I am now 27 and I still suffer from debilitating pain every month, and no explanation for it. It has a new twist now; instead of only having pain during my period, I get it two weeks before and it lasts up until the last day of my period.

I hope that you can find some relief, and that it's nothing serious. I understand how you feel :/

*HUGS*
vintagehalo
Sep. 22nd, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC)
My cramps get so bad the first two days of my period that I can't even move without throwing up or passing out (add to that the fun of unmerciful back and leg pain). And the doctors tell me I'm normal?! Wtf! Thank goodness for Thermacare heating pads (best invention EVER!) & Lortabs.

It's shitty to feel that way. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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devaux
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:09 am (UTC)
I hate to say it, but I think it's age. I've noticed a change in my cycle problems. I get migraines, restless legs, back pain and get so tired that I can hardly function. I used to only get severe cramps and sore breasts. Tie all of that in with the typical moodiness and you have a recipe for murder. Luckily, my husband buys me chocolate and is nice to me for the entire 14 days this crap occurs.
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