***CW: Talking about Period Pain****
Where are my menstrual pain warriors at?
Among many things, I struggle with my period. I’ve had a problem with my period since I was 14. I’m 20 years old.
I get into such intense pain accompanied by heavy bleeding that I can only do bare minimum to function. I even got nauseous this morning.
I also have severe anxiety and some ADHD, and so I’m extremely forgetful, and habits are a serious struggle.
I was prescribed a low dose birth control, but it felt like my pain was just dismissed. I was diagnosed with dysmenorrhea, literally just meaning horrible periods. I didn’t want to go on high dose birth control, because last time that happened, I gained a lot of weight. I tried taking the low dose stuff, but I kept forgetting until after a while I forgot so often that I stopped taking it altogether. My parents probably think I’m being difficult, but I also can barely remember to take any of my other meds. Including my cranial electrotherapy, the one thing that’s helping my anxiety and depression.
I don’t know what else to do. I feel ridiculous. All doctors do is just go “Here’s a pill, there’s a pill, everywhere a pill pill” I want to know what is actually wrong with me.
#Dysmenorrhea #MenstrualPain #Anxiety #Depression #ADHD