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Fibro and menstruation

Jul 21, 2015 5:42 AM

Does anyone else get 10x more achy during their cycle? It's ridiculous sometimes. My arms have been jerking around all night and now I ache all over. My head feels like it'll explode too. It's gonna be a bad day 😦 It's such a vicious cycle! I feel horrible so I wanna just stay in bed, but the more I stay in bed, the achier I get. So frustrating! 😤

Jul 21, 2015 7:00 AM

I get ya faerygirl. Me too. I thank God for my vibrating heating pad, Netflix and sleep. Lol. I do try to at least move around doing light chores and going into work. Add the carb cravings and "POW!"

Jul 21, 2015 11:12 AM

Yes. I don't get abdominal cramping but the rest of me makes up for it. I started having menstrual migraines at age 14. My legs ache a lot more the day before until the day after. I'm usually in more of a brain fog at that time as well.

I've kept a menstruation journal (similar to this application) for years and it shows a spike in pain during that time. Wish this app had a place to track that piece so I could merge the data.

Jul 31, 2015 12:01 AM

Me too! My arthritis is WAY worse on my cycle; as if the cramps and regular RA pain aren't enough. Stupid lady parts

Jul 31, 2015 12:21 PM

Indiakerry, you said you'd like to track the mensuration in this app. You can do what I do do what I do to track my asthma and vertigo... As them as a symptom and if needed are a note at the bottom, tracking your daily pain symptoms. 🙏🌼

Jul 31, 2015 12:24 PM

I now hurt the week before and after my period so I only get one week of feeling "normal" whatever that means.

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