Monday, 12 November 2012

Periodical confuzzlement

I mentioned the other day that my period had started, well, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen that I'm a little confused by it.

Usually, ever since I had my coil removed up until this month, my period has been around 5-7 days early and has been heavy and painful from the word go. But this month, it started it on the day I was due, but, well, it's not really started. I've just had a little spotting.

My obvious thought was that I could be pregnant but I did a pregnancy test and it was negative. I will do another test in a few days if things do not change - just to be sure.

I'm also getting these odd pains on my left side still. They are really hard to describe but they aren't like my usual pains. It's all concentrated around my left hip/ovary area and feels like something is 'on it'. I can't lie on my left side at all as after a few minutes it aches and goes completely numb and walking is a real problem with it, especially going up and down stairs. I have all my tablets to take the pain away but I can still feel this pressure there.

If the pregnancy test had been positive I would have assumed I was having an ectopic pregnancy but it wasn't, so now I'm a little lost as to what is actually happening.

I did wonder if my antidepressants were effecting my period and having had a read online they can apparently have some effect - either by making your bleed heavier or lighter. But this doesn't explain my pain.

I haven't changed anything else recently other than having come off my Naproxen - which has now been replaced by Ibuprofen, which I think does actually feel like it works better, though, unlike Naproxen, I don't take it everyday. Due to my Citalopram (antidepressants) I can only take it when I feel I need an extra 'boost'.

So, does anyone have any clue what this could all be? Has anyone else ever had a similar experience?

I just don't understand it all - it's certainly not normal for my body!



  1. My endo pain is focused entirely on my left side. Could you have a newly formed cyst or endometrioma on your left ovary?

  2. Don't worry too much, just keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away then maybe visit your doctor? x

  3. The pain and the pressure that you are describing on your left side is exactly what I had. I didn't pay that much attention to it at first because I thought that it would go away. First it only came when I had my period, but after a few months the pain and the pressure was there every day, and it affected my walking and being able to do normal things. I took pain killers every day but they didn't really help. When I couldn't handle the pain any more I went to the doctor and I had a big cyst (9 cm) on my left ovary. It doesn't have to be a cyst, but please see your doctor if the pain and the pressure don't disappear. ~ Cath

  4. It sounds a bit like how I felt when I had cysts on my ovaries.