Sunday, April 27, 2014

Discombobulated and stuff.

Ok so I have another update. Well, kind of. It's been a crazy last few months for my health and life in general.

I told you last time that I had been waiting for my next shipment of Insulite Labs PCOS system for about 2 months. I finally got it! Both of them. So the good news is I am set for at least the next two months. I hadn't had my period in those two months of waiting (the last time was near the end of February). I have been taking the vitamins inconsistently (between having some sort of intestinal issues) for two weeks. Well, even after not being consistent with them my menstrual cycle just showed up again today! Whether it is a mental thing, the vitamins, or just my body deciding to randomly be normal for a minute I am not sure. But it's a good sign, I think.

I have begun to wonder if I have a slight dairy intolerance and if it ties into PCOS somehow. In the last 2 months I have had some sort of an intestinal flare up where it is tender to touch on the left lower side of my pelvic area. Looking at pictures of anatomy, it seems the spot is in the sigmoid colon where it curves on the bottom. The doctor I went to seemed to think it was either IBS or a UTI but its also a possibility it could have been my ovary. From my own "gut" instinct (haha..) though I felt like it was most definitely in my intestine. Each time it lasts anywhere between 3-4 days with atleast 2 days of super uncomfortable crampy-like pain and then some sharp pains that last a few seconds on occassion.

Here is something interesting though, that I just kind of noticed.
End of February - Menstrual Cycle
March 1 - Intestinal Flare up
End of March - Missed Period
Beginning of April - Intestinal flare up
Mid April - Intestinal flare up is back
End of April - Menstrual Cycle

Hmm. It makes me curious if these two things are somehow connected. I dunno, but I think I will start keeping better track of when these things all happen. Hopefully since I have two months worth of the vitamins I will be able to see more of a pattern.

Anyway. I feel a little like this is all discombobulated and all over the place with information, but it is what it is right now, ha!

*Update on the menstrual cycle: This cycle lasted longer and was heavier than what I have had for the last year or so. It lasted 6 1/2 days this time.