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Fibromyalgia and periods

Oct 02, 2016 4:00 PM

Anyone else find their symptoms get worse before and during a period? I mean a lot worse

Oct 02, 2016 6:49 PM

Yes!!! I have 10 days before marked on my calendar every month to remind me WHY my crazy is coming out and I'm so.freaking.tired! I also have awful belly and back cramps the first day or two once I start.

Oct 02, 2016 7:32 PM

Yes and not to mention how badly it triggers an IBS attack

Oct 02, 2016 8:06 PM

I was wondering the same thing... I was just diagnosed but my oeriods have been at their worst for about a year now ... and I never had bad periods before. My fibro symptoms just started about April/May though

Oct 02, 2016 10:55 PM

Hello girls 🌹🌹🌹
I have had my 😷Lumbar spine fused...cage now burried under stenosis, OA etc... ⚘
so when i have one... 😫i can hardly move 😫with the added pain 🤐emulating from my back and down both legs.🐫
🐫🐫 I And i guess im ratty when in that kind of pain... so im a little sharper with my wit as my patience wares thin...its a house of cards some days tho lol 🌹

Oct 09, 2016 1:06 AM

Yes!!! I have noticed that recently!! I'm so glad you said something. I'm not the only one! My doc had said it was probably just my perception of it due to mood but it's definitely worse before my period. And then after I just feel exhausted and drained.

Oct 09, 2016 1:43 AM

Being 51 and menopausal, I skip quite a few periods lately. When I do get it (which is on a schedule believe it or not) I have such horrendous cramps that I curl into a ball and cry in pain. My back burns and sends pains shooting down my legs. Sometimes, my body will go through the motions and I don't end up with a period but have everything else. I am actually on the same schedule with a dear friend of mine (She must be the "Alpha Bitch"..LOL) so I always know when I'm going to get it or just feel shitty because I'm hormonal. So, I guess it is true that when you have fibro or other issues, your periods are worse. I can only hope that I'll be finished soon. 😊🤗

Oct 10, 2016 12:38 AM

I agree with all being said about period pains being extremely more painful with fibromyalgia. Feels like I'm in labor with bad contractions. Nothing helps for that pain.

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