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TW: Discussion about periods/chronic pain (may trigger dysphoria) and mention of invasive medial procedures/medical trauma
Ugh, I woke up today around 4:30 AM with that awful feeling in my back and lower stomach. I tried to ignore it and go back to sleep, but I couldn’t. Eventually, I got up, used the bathroom, and to my surprise /s I was on my period!! Yay me /s. Fuck. I took some pain meds, but it may be too late for them to do anything major. I’m getting an IUD placed tomorrow, and I’m a bit nervous about that. Last time I tried to get one the nurse let a bunch of med students shadow her without my consent, and the pain I felt as she attempted to put in the device was unbearable. Hopefully it goes better this time, my new doctor prescribed me pain meds and anti-anxiety meds this time so hopefully it goes better lol

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How can I get rid of heavy periods and pms?

Every time it's the same. My periods and my pms are always heavy and cause many side effects like, pain, cramps, nausea, dizziness, exhaustion, and sometimes passing out. Another problem is that I often have it twice a month and that hormonal medication doesn't work well and causes uncomfortable side effects. How can I get rid of it? #Dysmenorrhea #Period #Periods #NauseaAndVomiting #CyclicVomitingSyndrome #PMS #exhaustion #Passingout

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Pet. #MightyPets

Hey everyone. I absolutely love my pets. I've got 3 ducks and 2 guinea pigs and they bring me so much joy. They are great listeners and are wonderful to snug with (although the ducks don't particularly enjoy hugs). I tend to go out and hold my pets when I've been dissociating a lot because I feel safe with them. Here is a picture of my guinea pig, Lucas, with a stuffed animal version my parents got me when I went to college (so I wouldn't be lonely). How do your pets help you? #Autism #MajorDepressiveDisorder #SocialAnxiety #ADHD #SeparationAnxietyDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Fibromyaliga #SomaticSymptomDisorder #Dysmenorrhea #AvoidantPersonalityDisorder


Pain Messing With My Mind

I can handle pain to a point, but I can’t handle dull or nagging pain. Yesterday, I just about fell apart. I was experiencing nagging and even intense pain at times and it makes me go to these dark places mentally. While laying down on my bedroom floor, crying my eyes out, I felt helpless and worthless. I kept thinking,”why would anyone want me?” I kept recounting all the things that were wrong with me. I have a history of dysmenorrhea that I’ve had since I was 12, I have moments of anxiety, sometimes I’m depressed, sometimes I want to hurt myself to distract myself from other things, along with having bpd. It’s times like this were I feel like there is always something wrong with me. Today is a better day, I don’t expect anyone to understand this, but this is what I experience once a month. #MentalHealth #Depression #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Dysmenorrhea


Possible PMDD?

It never crossed my mind until a relative brought this up. Even though I’ve been feeling pretty crummy for a long while now, I do have a number of those symptoms, but I feel that there’s more to it than that. I also have dysmenorrhea as well. I’ve had my fair share of bad months, but the intensity hits different now than before. I’ll get a second opinion on this... I get hormonal changes happen, but this is a pretty huge shift for me. #Depression #PremenstrualDysphoricDisorder #Hormones #changes #Dysmenorrhea #MenstrualCycle

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Debilitating menstrual cramps

Since my first period at age 12 ( I'm 28 now I have had terribly painful and heavy periods. It has always interrupted my day to day life but it's humiliating having to explain this to people because they treat me like I'm being ridiculous. When I was in school I quietly told my P.E teacher that was why I couldn't do P.E and she loudly chewed me out in front of everyone about it. Recently I tried to buy some painkillers at a local drugstore. They weren't prescription but you needed a member of staff to open the case they were in and I asked this guy who worked there if he could open it for me. First he asked me why I needed them he flat out refused to let me buy them I was so embarrassed standing there explaining how heavy and painful my periods are he just wouldn't hear it and he didn't recommend something else or anything like that he just kept saying no Is this fair treatment #menstrualcramppain #Dysmenorrhea

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Monday and its Complications #CheckInWithMe

I don’t hate Mondays, but today’s activities were interrupted. The reason for that is because I have Dysmenorrhea. Although I can function on the first day, I can’t really leave the house because of sudden cramping, nausea, or simply not having enough energy. Each month is different, though. I may deal with painful cramps one month or full body aches the other. Sometimes, I’m more so emotional than usual and other times I’m able to keep it together. Today wasn’t bad, and I hope it stays that way, but that may change tomorrow. #CheckInWithMe #Dysmenorrhea #Pain