I titled this one ladies lounge as I sit here drinking my hot tea. I titled it as such because I wish I was sitting in a really nice lounge drinking a glass of really good, really pricey red wine. Enjoying girl talk with you all. Instead of on my computer, in my pajamas, drinking hot tea. I don’t drink any more so thats not going to happen, but a girl can imagine.
The reason this blog is addressed to the ladies is because it deals with the M word. Yep menstruation. I have been bragging that I went through menopause. YAY!!! YIPPEE!!YAHOO!! I hadn’t had my period since last year. I was ecstatic!!! After all I’m done with having babies and am very ok with getting older.
I have to say some women are embarrassed about getting older. Not me by golly, I’m 47 and proud of it!!!!! I’m proud I’ve made it. While people don’t die from MS they can die from complications. So every year is an accomplishment. At least it is in my head. I think I’ve held up ok. After all people think my son’s are my brother when we’re out and about.
So with all that back ground being said I’ll continue on with my menstruation story. I hadn’t had a period in almost a year. A full year that I didn’t have to deal with the nonsense of menses. I told my girlfriend this a while ago and she said it may be due to my last very severe, life changing flare up of my MS. She had went through a long period without menses as well. But I’m thinking come on, I’m almost 50, it’s time for menopause. I’M READY!!!I’ve been bragging about how I don’t have to deal with periods any more when low and behold I get my period. I get this period and it’s in full force!!!!
I was wondering why I’ve been feeling so MSy the past week. I thought I had just over done it the week prior. NOPE it was just PMS kicking up my MS. Because you guessed it ladies. Your menstruation does in fact make your MS symptoms more pronounced.
I’m not 100% sure it was the flare up or if I’m premenopausal, I figured I’d throw it out there. Just in case there are others out there like me that have wondered about this issue. There are articles about how menstruation effects MS but none about it causing a laps in menstruation. I’m sure when I go to my gyno and ask her she’ll give me dead eyes with some ridiculous response leading up to her not knowing if this is the case. Don’t get me wrong she’s a lovely lady and a good gyno, I just notice a trend when a dr doesn’t have a legit reason for your issue. It always starts with the dead eyes and then the
While I’m not sure why this subject is so tabu, its a fact of life. I mean my god I talk about pooping in some of my blogs so why not this? Yes I will say what others just think about. If there is a topic any of you are interested in talking about but are too embarrassed to bring up feel free to send me an email and I’ll try and address it. I find there are a lot of things people don’t readily talk about because they’re tabu or private matters. I don’t think there is anything about nature that really needs to be kept in the dark.
With that being said I can be private with some matters. For instance I can’t stand PDA (public displays of affection) I hate when people hang on each other or make out in public. Like really? Keep that crap in your bedroom. But health and well being should not have to be kept quiet for risk of offending. With that I’ll say I’m not out there screaming in public about my period, just on my blog with women that go through some of the same things I have.