I am 35 years old, living with stage IV Endometriosis, possibly adenomyosis and struggled with infertility for almost 4 years. I also struggled with PPD and now struggle with PMDD. I am a mother to a son that was born at 18 weeks and too precious for this earth; and now a mother to a son born in August 2011. By journaling here, I hope to benefit both for myself and for others that are dealing with this disease and fertility struggles. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's been a long time

I'm a bad blogger.  But, I wanted to come on and post an update for anyone still following my story (I keep writing in hopes that my journey will help someone else!).

I had Mirena inserted about 3 weeks ago.  So far, nothing really to report.  Maybe some increased anxiety, but, that could just be my subconscious  ;)  The procedure itself was easy.  Some mild cramping afterwards.  I slept most of the day since I self medicated with a few Xanax, so, good day overall  ;)

Still had a migraine this month (not that Mirena is supposed to help, but, I was hoping).  Actually, it was a little different in my postdrome symptoms (muscle weakness in my right arm). Coincidence? Hard to say.

I spotted for about a week after insertion.  That really isn't abnormal from my normal spotting-the reason I put it in because I was spotting/bleeding ALL.THE.TIME.  I'm giving myself 6 months to see if this can make a difference.  I've started my "spot with wiping" phase that usually comes about now.  I'm anxious to see how that all plays out.

I know the Mirena won't help with my PMDD symptoms.  That, I'm hoping, I can deal with in other ways (upping escitalopram, acupuncture, exercise).

So, that's me!!!  We'll see how this new adventure goes.  I was very sad to finally make this decision.  I feel like, at this point in my life, with this in place, we are done.  No more "trying" (like that was getting us anywhere).  But, at the same token, it's kind of nice not to be freaking out with every single symptom thinking that I'm pregnant.  Always, every month, it was the same song and dance.  I can tell you this, I definitely won't miss that.

Here's to new adventures!