Painful menstrual cramps in perimenopause

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I get those too. I had one burst yesterday, very painful. I've had them the past few years but I do have high blood pressure which is controlled by medicine. I've always assumed it's harmless or genetics?
He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> rather than the bone thinning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
It feels like a buzzing or vibrating sensation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my cervix although it is hard to actually pinpoint where it is exactly. It isnt <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>ful, but distracting. It buzzes for around 3 seconds then stops for a few seconds, but there is a rhythm to it which is weird. I am due my period any day and had put it down to that even though i have never had it before. I am 35 with two children, 10 and 5, and have an IUD in place.
it sounds like a little more than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span> and the fact it started after you gave birth may be an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> dication of hormonal disruption. I certainly would not go on Bio-identical hormones until I had my hormone levels checked out (all hormone levels, not just the sex hormones). When cortisol levels are high, you can develop all sorts of skin problems normally associated with aging. Growth hormone will thicken the skin but at your age you should be producing enough of it.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span> marks the interval <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> which your body begins its transition into menopause. perimenopause encompasses the years leading up to menopause — anywhere from two to eight years — plus the first year after your final period. It's a natural part of aging that signals the ending of your reproductive years. The levels of your reproductive hormones — estrogen and progesterone — rise and fall unevenly during perimenopause.
All month I had what felt like very mild menstrual cramps. All this has such an emotional impact on a woman. I applaud you all for your battles for health. I was married in June last year(second marriage) and we postposed our honeymoon till early May this year. Everything's payed for and my poor husband has been so patient. I have no sexual desire physically. Mentally it sounds good. I am always exhausted. My boss had surgery(groin, with two 14 inch cuts at the top of each thigh!
I can relate to the long, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>ful periods. It's how I've been my whole life. (Though now coming into <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span> on occasion I'll get a break of 12 weeks without one. But then I go back to the every 2 weeks. Mine has always been extremely heavy. Do they give you anything for pain? Does it help? Have you tried those ThermaCare pads for period cramps? I've used them for back pain, bad period cramps, and the hand ones for my hand, and I do find them somewhat beneficial.
Hi MC68 Hormone fluctuate thus hormone blood test may not be accurate even though blood best may show normal but it can be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span> mode. I am having the same symptoms - numbness/tingling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> feet and hand. Burning warm sensation on the leg and arm at times. It will also travel up to head, face and tongue but its not intense. Only feet and hand are constant tingling/numbness. Period started to get light 3mths ago. I am 43 and went to many doctors but it came back normal.
I used to experience a similar thing during the worst of my menstrual cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my mid to late forties. Sitting on the toilet, bearing down, and defecating were the only things that would relieve these cramps. Those cramps could be so miserable they'd drop me to the floor when they came on. I'm happy at least to be done with periods now. It's funny because I had no problems with cramps whatsoever until my cervical surgery when I was 33.
I had a HTA done <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> February. The first day was pretty rough. The cramps were torture that night but I haven't had any problems since. My one complaint and I don't know if it is related is the weight gain. I have gained some weight around my middle & I can't get ride of it. So far no periods and I would do it again if my period did come back.
I have two full periods a month, and was tested for endometritis, which came back negative, I now have horrible cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my back. The doctors and gynos won't listen, they just want to push me back on the pill. Any other suggestion?
I have sever muscle cramps over my entire body the doctors say my levels are normal, But the cramping will not go away I am in so much pain all the time if i move <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> any way that stretches my muscles i get severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>ful cramps I have told my doctor this several times and yet nothing is done. I am at my wits end because my insurance doesnt cover a different endocrinlogist can anyone help ???
Some cramping and spotting with medication but similiar to a menstrual cramp. initially this procedure was tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the exam room with a doctor and medical ***'t. My cervix was "stuborn" and after about 30 min. of continual cramping from the "poking", they decided to move to the procedure room where another doctor would use an ultrasound to locate the cervix while my doctor tried to get the sample.
if you have an ovarian cyst like me you may experience nausea,vomiting pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> abdomen, sometimes back pain or cramps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> your lower back. nauseous may sometimes cause of sinusitis. cyst is cause by our hormonal changes. gynecologist often prescribed pills to correct and lessen the pain for dysmenorrhea. so expect also for some changes if you stop using pills like shorter and lighter period sometimes it's brown in color.
Its a somewhat sharp pain on the upper left side in my chest which seems to radiate to the upper left side of my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a fairly localized area. It is more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>ful the deeper I breath. I have also recently (within the last 2 months) started taking birth control and have noticed that I experience the pain, no longer prior to my period but right when I start my period after beginning the sugar pills.
I was hoping I would be able to read the insert that was supposed to come with the filled prescription, but the pharmacy didn't include it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the bag. Anywho, can anyone tell me if they had swollen, sore breast and sore nipples when they first started taking this type of bc? My stomach is also a little tender to the touch. I'm just wanting to see if anyone else experienced these side effects when first starting this type of bc. I used to use the Nuva Ring prior to the switch.
I'm a 46 yr old fem. fit & in good health, B/P 110/70. in June '02, I got sick with an illness which had the major symptom of orthostatic hypotension & other organ symptoms. After 1 wk I could only crawl on my hands/knees due to fainting/weakness.I was sent to Stanford Med Ctr for 10 days.Had an echocardiogram, blood tests, tilt table testing, etc.I was on IV only for 10 days.Their diag: Orthostatic hypotension & gave proamitine. Proamitine made me sick & altered.
I have the watery discharge only during my period. It soaks through my clothes. I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>ful stabbing cramps several days before my period starts. I haven't experienced any clots as of yet. I have been out of regular work for over 5 mos and though my daughter has insurance, I have none for myself so it's good to hear your findings when you have them. I wonder how doctors receive information about other patients experiencing the same problems as their patients and that it's gone undiagnosed.
I have been spotting on and Off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> a Brown color, i am having alot of acne problems, no sex drive and alot of cramps with lower back pains. Please advise if any of you think i should remove it immediately or just keep it some time longer.
section. You might want to ask your doctor about hyperparathyroidism and also see if your Depot-Provera shots could be causing the hot flashes.
hi, it seems like we're going through the same thing, i was expecting my period on 7/22, i had menstrual cramps, backache and everything so i was sure my period was coming but 1 week went by and nothing. i started feeling nausea everyday at night right before bed which was really weird for me. so i went to take a blood hcg which came back neg.
I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT NOVEMBER 3 2005 AND WENT inTO LABOR DECEMBER5 2005.THE MOST <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pa<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span></span>FUL THinG <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> MY WHOLE EXISTENCE,BUT SinCE THEN I FOUND OUT BOTH OF MY TUBES ARE OPEN. MY BODY IS JUST NOW GETTinG REGULATED,SO HOPEFULLY REAL SOON ILL HAVE ANOTHER BABY. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF THE MOMMIES TO BE.
Now when there IS actual blood, it varies into very bright thin red instead of the usual dark menstrual blood I'm used to. Hardly any clots, no cramps, no pain. My mom immediately reasoned it was my being overweight, but not just overweight, but the malnutrition. I'll be taking steps in better nutrition to see how that helps. Can't afford to go to a doctor and never had a gyno. so... we'll see what happens.
My mood is great and I can be an active person even through <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span>... progesterone really makes me feel <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> control... and not like I'm losing it. After all, we women have enough on our plates with working, kids etc. and really don't need this aggrevation of not only not feeling well but also being misunderstood. A lot of OBGYNs need to absolutely look into this more and stop treating their patients like panicky, hysterical hypochondriacs.
At this point, the pain seemed to get in to my right hip and bother my leg when I walked. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> January, I had a Colonoscopy, where they found a polyp <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the Transverse Colon and Diverticulosis in the Descending Colon, which is on the left side. Still no answers as to what this pain is sitting on my right side that is a constant dull pain all day long every day that becomes angry when I walk, sit and drive. The pain gets in to my lower back. They put me on Provera.
It seems to start around the time I have a severe backache but not every time and is sometimes related to intestinal distress which, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> my case, causes a lower back pain reminicent of menstral cramps. I am post menopausal but have yet to consult a physician about this. I also would appreciate any informed opinion.
I'd say for me, the worst pain was right after surgery when I woke up. It felt like bad menstrual cramps. I told the nurse I was in pain, she asked me to rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. Well, in my state after the surgery, I had a really hard time coming up with a number. Looking back, I'd say about a 5 or 6. But they gave me some really strong motrin and that worked. I did have some bleeding after the surgery and the next day, but not bad.
The dr examined and with the length of time of that i have had these symptoms concluded that i may be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> very early <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>perimenopause</span> and suggested I get on bc to control my hormones and that the breast tenderness (and all other symptoms) was do to out of whack hormones. Im only 31, so it was quite a shocker, i thought maybe cysts or something but, nope perimenopause??? who knows, i Will be getting 2nd opinion. I hope in your case its just caffiene !
At the beginning of the period it's probably because our uterus isn't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> full menstrual contractions yet and it's taking a bit longer to reach the outside of our bodies, hence the brown old blood.
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