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FFS!!! When I said that pretty soon I was going to menstruate, ovulate and have PMT all in one day, I was JOKING!!!

(19 Posts)
Jacksmania Thu 25-Oct-12 04:09:08

<rings "not in UK" bell>

My cycles have been going apeshit in the last year. From 28 days, regular as clockwork, to 26 days, then 25, back to 26, 23, 26, 25, 25...

Have been supplemented with progesterone by naturopathic physician but it hasn't lengthened my cycles at all. It's kept the raging bitch PMT at bay somewhat, after the dose was adjusted from a dose where my boobs were exploding a tad high to just fine.

Saw GP for smear a few weeks ago, and lo and behold, there is a polyp in my fanjo. GP can't tell if it's on the cervix or the vaginal wall but she has initiated a referral to the gynae specialist I've seen for other issues after DS's birth. I'm seeing her on Nov 16.
I looked it up and apparently polyps can be quite hormonally active, oestrogenic, in fact, so that would explain a lot.

Last cycle, immediately after seeing GP? 19 days.

Today I'm cramping a bit and feeling generally hormonal and raging the rest of the world has been giving me the "step away from the crazy lady" look. It's fucking DAY 15!!!!

Sorry for shouting but DH and I are going away for the weekend on Friday, just us, DS staying with lovely MIL, and I want to shag his eyeballs out, not bleed all over the damn bed!

I am so fed up. sad
Just so fed up. I have had so many problems since DS's shitstorm birth. It completely rearranged my insides and is the reason we only have one. I've been a regular on the Ragged Bits Thread since 2008.
I'm going to ask the gynae to remove the polyp and then I'm going to make my case for a subtotal hysterectomy. I have a vertical prolapse and moderate cystocoele and rectocoele on top of all this.
Fuck this shit, I'm so done. sad

Jacksmania Thu 25-Oct-12 15:19:57


Pascha Thu 25-Oct-12 15:23:57

sad Sounds totally crap Jack. Would taking it away sort the prolapses or can they do some kind of mesh or tape repair at the same time?

Jacksmania Thu 25-Oct-12 15:30:18

I don't think removing the polyp would fix the rest of my fallen fanjo. It might help regulate my cycles a bit. I hope.
In addition to the Ragged Bits thread, I've also posted on the prolapse thread. But the ridiculously short cycles don't really fall into either category. Maybe I should post a thread about the polyp?

Naghoul Thu 25-Oct-12 18:55:24


no advice but I'll bump it with a brew and a biscuit.

Jacksmania Thu 25-Oct-12 19:36:54

Thanks smile

giraffesCantGoGuisingAsZebras Fri 26-Oct-12 05:47:01

As I said on your other thread - chocolate! smile Hope you feel better soon and get it all sorted

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 05:56:06

Chocolate and wine do fix almost everything smile
Except screwed-up periods angry.

LordFlasheart Fri 26-Oct-12 06:57:47

Oh loads of sympathy. Mine were like this thanks to FUCKING HORRIBLE giant fibroid. Sorry. Really needed to shout that out grin. I bled for 2/3 weeks at a time. Break for week then on again. Some bleeds lasted over 6 weeks. Had an operation which has made things much better. In the meantime am still occasionally taking transemic acid, which reduces period to tiny amount. You could try this. Youll get anemia if you keep bleeding all the time. Take iron supplement and i hope you get your polyp sorted soon. Sorry about your holiday too, i know that feeling well, its crap!

ChasedByBees Fri 26-Oct-12 07:52:10

Sounds rubbish - I don't have any advice, but can offer huge sympathy.

P.S. there's a ragged bits thread? Think I need that. I was told it'd probably take 6 months at least to get back to normal after the rather traumatic birth of DD. I'm at 9 months and counting.

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 14:48:29

On Chased, I'm so sorry. That's awful. Link to Ragged Bits thread. it's in its last 50 posts so loads very slowly, if you give me an hour or two I'm going to start a new one and you can post on it. It's a lovely supportive crew of Raggedies who've been through the obstetric mill and will be happy to hold your hand.
PM me anytime if you want, too. I had a shitstorm birth with DS, it was utter crap, so I feel your pain.

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 19:09:13

Link to new Ragged Bits thread here.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 26-Oct-12 21:21:21

empathy in buckets from me sad

I started having odd cycles about a year ago, shorter cycles, mid cycle bleeding, the raging anger and hormones. I plucked up the courage to go to GP, an ultrasound found a small mass on the wall of my uterus, 5mm in dia, possible fibroid or polyp. Gynae follow up appointment said it's "too small to cause any problems". Started yet another very heavy period on 29 September and have bled every fucking day since...sometimes just a smear, other times clots and gushing...and then got my next period proper on Tuesday and have been on the orange tampons (orange, I ask you!) changing every two hours since then.

I also have cystocele, rectocele and am going for some ano-rectal testing next week to check for tears as a result of a brutal forceps delivery four years ago which has left me with stress incontinence and occasional fecal incontinence. My appointment is actually on DS's birthday!

sooo, not much advice, but oodles and oodles of empathy; it's truly shite. I'm 43 as well, so possibly peri-menopausal to boot. And don't get me started on my sex life. DH is beginning to make slightly asnnoyed noises. Haven't been near him for over four months, and cringe when he even touches me as I'm terrified of either weeing, pooing or bleeding all over him sad

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 21:59:46

Oh man, Daisy, are you my twin? Horrible forceps birth with a bucketload of problems here, too. Only yours sound worse than mine.
I'm so sorry sad

LackaDAISYcal Fri 26-Oct-12 22:25:26

I also have coeliac disease and have bowel issues from time to time as a result of gluten contamination/related microscopic colitis. tis truly grim sad My prolapse issues are only mild according to the registrar I saw at my first gynae appointment. I'm not so sure. They have bounced me back to the physios even though I've been through that process before and it didn't solve things.

The really annoying thing is that I went through hoops to get a "natural" delivery after two previous sections. I'm really starting to regret it and should have just gone for the bloody elective, or consented to a CS rather than trying forceps.

I'm a regular lurker on the any old prolapse threads and have dipped in and out of the raggedy threads as well. I think there are a lot who are worse than me though, as I am still functioning, albeit with lots of planning my day round toilet stops!

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 22:28:54

God. It's just so awful sad

LackaDAISYcal Fri 26-Oct-12 22:34:19

aw, thanks smile

and some hugs to you too; it grinds you down really doesn't it? I need to join in more with the raggedy thread or the prolapse one as there's no-one I can really talk to in RL. Well I can in a general "oh, who'd have kids" and "hahaha trampolines" way, but not in depth. I suspect there are probably more than a few of my mum friends who have issues, but no-one tells it like it is at the school gate!

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 22:59:58

[[ Link to new Raggedy thread for you].

Some thanks for you. And wine.

Jacksmania Fri 26-Oct-12 23:01:25

Let's try that again, shall we. blush

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