Author Topic: Menstrual Support Group  (Read 101830 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2014, 10:24:11 pm »
Helloooo ladies!

I'll read back but I wanted to say a quick hello

Fortunately I'm on the feel good week. Then it is [...] much downhill again for another pre-menstrual and menstrual crapola.

I was just re-reading perseverance's stuff and she was talking about all the hormones being reduced. I suspect that is part of why we suffer from the effects of the lows in the hormones more. That and a whole lot of way too complicated [...] to do with the relationship between hormones, GABA receptors, cortisol yada yada yada

I'll keep checking in and be back after a period (before my period really ;))


Welcome [...] :)
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2014, 10:52:38 pm »
Hi Mom,

I was always very regular too, and at one point I was getting my period every 2-3 weeks. I don't even know how that is possible, but it happened. One thing that has been weird is I used to have heavy periods, and now they are on the lighter side. Ive heard they can switch in w/d from what is normal for you. Hope you feel better, Jenny

Thanks Jenny.
It's barely ten days after the last one and I go kind of nuts during the periods.
I guess I will have to check this up to [...].... :-\
 :smitten:
Moo
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2014, 01:39:12 am »
Helloooo ladies!

I'll read back but I wanted to say a quick hello

Fortunately I'm on the feel good week. Then it is [...] much downhill again for another pre-menstrual and menstrual crapola.

I was just re-reading perseverance's stuff and she was talking about all the hormones being reduced. I suspect that is part of why we suffer from the effects of the lows in the hormones more. That and a whole lot of way too complicated [...] to do with the relationship between hormones, GABA receptors, cortisol yada yada yada

I'll keep checking in and be back after a period (before my period really ;))


Welcome [...] :)

Thanks Jenny :)

Yes there are LOTS of reasons we have low hormones when in w/d. First benzos make us have low hormones anyhow cause they inhibit  everything including their production. Next when we are under stress our hormones - estrogen and prog - get converted to cortisol and DHEA to supposedly help us deal with that stress. Yea thanks with that because we all looovee the icky feeling of cortisol. I know I'm [...] to have an even more unpleasant period just so I can have more cortisol  ::)

Anywho.. low hormones means wacky periods: lighter, irregular, worse PMS etc.

One word for you people: LAME
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2014, 10:42:50 am »
 I too suffer like a dog during my period.

My one and only consolation is that under benzos I had quit having it for many years . So when it comes, even if I am in great pain, I also feel like I am sticking out to benzos  :boxer:!!!

That said, I am in terrror for the next period! :therethere:
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2014, 01:33:32 pm »
Yep [...], I always am dreading it too! Just curious how was everyone's period before benzos? Mine was always heavy, crampy-- but nothing compared to what it became on benzos.
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2014, 01:42:38 pm »
my period, always stayed the same, on or off, benzos. ive always had increase in anxiety, dizziness, nausea, insomnia, headaches b4 menses. This only began in my 40s, I believe...I don't remember having any issues b4 40.
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2014, 03:21:30 pm »
Hi Ladies,
I am really getting slammed during this month's period. This morning I woke up at 4 to a big cortisol rush and I have been very anxious and symptomatic since (it's a little after 8 now).  I've had dry heaves, [...]-rhea, internal vibrations, jitters, depression, anxiety through the roof.  UGH!!  :'(  My period only lasted 2 1/2 days this time and ended yesterday afternoon, but I'm still getting slammed. 

I am feeling SO discouraged (yet again...as I seem to say EVERY time that I am in a wave).  I keep thinking "what if this stays, or gets worse?"  I know it won't, I know that overall I am healing and doing well, but I feel that stupid [...] fear.  Right now I feel like I should change my profile signature to say 20% healed....

I am trying to be proactive about this wave.  I just got back from a 2 1/2 mile walk, I'm going to get in the shower, then I'm going to go help out with the basketball team's parking lot sale.  I'm praying this wave ends soon!

I sure hope you all are having a better few days than me!!  Periods REALLY are terrible during recovery.  At least we can say that with each one we are a month (more or less) further down the healing road....   
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #37 on: June 08, 2014, 05:11:44 pm »
Mine was always regular. On the dot.
Only physical xs. Lower back pain, head ache, bloating but nothing too funky.
Now it's the mental stuff that's thrown in. Feeling worse for sure.
Dizzy, crying, the " make it stop" feeling....
It's like I just made a double cut on my [...].

Just like you ladies: dreading...really dreading my next one. I can not cut on period days.
I did it last night anyway. Stupid.
 :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #38 on: June 08, 2014, 05:19:15 pm »
Jenny, [...], thank you for the welcome  :smitten: I'm planning to jump on Thursday. Compared to yesterday (day 1 of my period), I feel almost good  :laugh: I even had 6 hours of broken sleep last night!!! Without nightmares!

[...], I can relate. My period arrived yesterday at 4 am with cortisol rushes, brain buzz, racing thoughts, and my heart was pounding so much I could hear it. By 10 am I was in complete terror, and all I could think it will never gonna end, I can't live like this anymore, etc. My anxiety gradually subsided during the afternoon, and I feel a lot better now. Our hormones are really messed up during w/d, period is like adding fuel to the fire, but it WILL get better. It's fantastic that you can stay active during your wave, I also try to distract myself with walking, exercise, housework, gardening, etc. I hope your wave will pass very soon.
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[Buddie]

Re: Menstrual Support Group
« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2014, 05:27:12 pm »
Hi everyone,

I can relate to everything you are saying. The mood swings, crying, aching--the cortisol surge and anxiety are pure hell!
Healing~ I have felt exactly the same way-you are feeling good, and then your period comes and your back to hell. Good job for getting out of the house today, I hope it helps.
Mom~ No more cutting during a period, okay? :smitten:
[...]~ good luck on your jump, let us know how you are doing okay  :)
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