Time flies when you’re having fun. I’m already a month into my mini-pause & today I got the next injection. In my abdomen. Which hurt.
It’s been 3 days since I had the injection that kickstarted my early menopause, & so far it seems to be working. Here’s how I’m getting on:
This morning I was injected with the hormones that will trigger my temporary menopause. I haven’t yet turned into the hulk.
I managed to obtain the hormones today, & I’ll be injected on Friday.
Apologies again for the lack of subtitles, but in summary I had one hell of a fight to get the prescriptions with it being opposed every step of the way, but I will be getting treated on Friday morning.
Last weeks vlog can be found here.
I was bored having just one chronic illness, so I decided to get another.
Please be warned, this is 6 minutes on why vaginas suck.
I went to the gynaecologist today & have been diagnosed with bilateral dyspeurenia, a condition that makes penetrative sex virtually impossible due to severe pain levels. Things like lube, special condom coatings, & different positions don’t help, & it’s virtually un-treatable. If I eventually want to have children this will cause problems.
Secondly, after starting periods 11 years ago I have finally managed to get a doctor to listen to all the symptoms I have experienced over the years, without them being blamed on puberty (still), or even the CFS. It’s possible I have a condition called endometriosis, which affects 1 in 10 women & runs in the family.To formally diagnose endometriosis they’re going to medically induce the menopause at age 22. This is reversible & doesn’t increase my risk of breast cancer, & if my symptoms go away it’s indicative that they are caused by endometriosis. In this case I will return to the doctor and be put forward for a diagnostic laparoscopy, where they can see if I have endometriotic tissue in the pelvic cavity. If they find it, they may even be able to remove some.
I’ll be vlogging my experience because women’s health is still a taboo subject that we don’t talk about enough.
Also I’m terrified.