Friday, September 19, 2008

don't trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn't die

I really hate finding out I am not as unique as I thought I was.

Except for this.

Apparently I'm not as weird as I thought I was in this department. As added bonus to mother nature's monthly gift, she likes to take away my immune system in the process (sorry to all those that are friends with me on FB. If you can put 2 and 2 together, YaY for TMI!) Most girls only have the warning zit to announce the arrival of their monthly friend but I suddenly get cold like symptoms for no reason. It took me awhile to figure out these two things were related. Once I did, I thought I was the only one. For years I purposely skip that special week of placebo-ness and jump right into the next pack of Birth Control because I want to avoid that feeling like the plague. Seriously, the PMS symptoms are enough to deal with and then to top them off with a cold? By skipping that week all together I think I am doing the world one hell of a service. But nowadays there seems to be no reason to be so strict with the BC (seeing as I don't have a steady boyfriend and the next time I decide to have sex it will be with someone I love- yes I am aware I sound like a 12 year old girl right now) so I forget. often. I only remember when it's too late. Like now.

So now the blogosphere knows a little too much about me but at least I shared and some poor girl won't feel like she's the only one. Please share if you know how to stop this or keep it under control.

Did this make any sense to anyone but me? Please forgive me, I have mixed way too many medications and no one informed me that a B12 is the legal equivalent of crack.


shoeaddict said...

I feel you, honey. I used to take my pills continuously like that, too. My doc told me to because my periods were so bad. Plus, I was always sick.

I hope you feel better soon.

Andie said...

Well, Abby, you know, that I definitely know your plight, as I have suffered in so many ways with my girly bits. In fact, I get the pleasure of getting them worked on in about a month!

But that being said-
take a daily multivitamin.
take cranberry pills
evening primrose also helps.

Go easy on the caffeine and salty stuff
do yoga or pilates (the stretching helps)
Get lots and lots of rest.

I don't get a "cold" when I have mine, but instead i get stomach issues. it sucks royally.


fred said...

You and I both know that no matter what advice is given to you, you're not going to follow any health regimen. But regardless, your friends on here actually know what they're talking about (good stuff andie), so consider trying it.

Maybe you should lay off the smoking too while you're at it. That couldn't hurt any (except for the people around you).

And yes, I know its odd to have me commenting on your female 'issues' ... but you know I am a little too versed in knowledge on the matter. I have had numerous Biology and Anatomy classes that make me thank God on a daily basis that I am a man.

Laura said...

this isn't healthy, just take your pills continuously... nobody should really have to deal with this girly b.s. anyway. If men got periods they would figure out a cure for it.

Eastcoastdweller said...


Some might say TMI in this post.
I say men need to be reminded now and then what Women endure.

Andie said...

east coast dweller- dude, why can't ALL MEN think like you? SERIOUSLY!!!!

that is all.

and fred. thanks. because I have tons of experience in the matter. I have suffered with the crap for 22 years.

Eastcoastdweller said...

Andie: I think a lot of men do feel that way -- those of us who grew up in homes where our Sisters and our Mothers were respected and cherished and who have grown up to respect, cherish and delight in the company of Women -- to rejoice in Their rejoicing and gain a measure of sympathy for that which They endure.