But none of that has been happening. And it wasn’t only the friends or the pictures, it was something even worst. I started to be sick every weekend, and even during the week. I made a commitment to myself at the top of the year to exercise and share that with you, but every weekend I would get my period. I would get very emotional. I would even make simple mistakes at work and not remember doing them. So let me start from the top before this gets too long.
By January I was tired all the time, I would cry for no reason and my energy was at zero percent every second of the day. I told myself I would start exercise but I found myself only being able to do it one weekend per month. The other weekends I was tired and listless. One friend who was supposed to go out with me pointed out that I didn’t go hiking with her the prior weekend because I was on my period. Then I thought about it, I was getting my period almost every weekend. And these periods wouldn’t just go away in the next few days; they would stick around for 7 whole days. That meant that one weekend I would have my period for a week and then it would end for one week an d come back the next weekend. So I had my period for 15 days out of the month.
I was tired every day because I was running of blood. I was emotional because my hormones were being overproduced by something inside my body that I couldn’t see. I wouldn’t leave the house. I hated everything. I bought plenty of shoes and clothes online, but I wasn’t wearing them because I wasn’t going anywhere. I was eating sweets at a rate much more than what I was used to and I was gaining weight. I was even suicidal. I kept thinking, “Why would I want to be here if I’m just going to be alone?” But I wasn’t alone; I was isolating myself because I felt so weak and tired all the time.
Finally I went to the doctor to see what would make my period come so often and so heavy. I was tested and eventually told that I had fibroids. But no one was taking it seriously. The nurse practitioner told me that lots of women got these tumors that grow inside their wombs but it didn’t affect them so we didn’t have to do anything. Then she remembered that it was affecting me, and that’s why I was even there. I was scheduled to see a surgeon who again said that I was only having my period because I was getting older and it had nothing to do with the fibroids.
Of course, everything on the internet was to the contrary of what he was saying. But I figured I would just listen to the trained surgeon and not random websites on the internet like Wed MD. He gave me birth control that made me gain more weight and never actually stopped my period. I got it every month, twice a month. You know what stopped my period… I had no blood.
I had my blood drawn around March, but no one called me to say jack. So I made an appointment after crying at work again in May, and that’s when they told me that I had no iron in my blood and that I wasn’t even storing it. I was chewing ice like crazy. The doctor told me to take iron supplements while on my period, but since I was so weak I decided to take them all the time. P.S. I’m anemic. Since taking the pills I’ve noticed that my emotions have been a lot better and my period have been a lot heavier. Which sucks, but since I have more blood, I guess I’m losing more of it as well.
Because of going to the doctor and being excessively tired, I haven’t had the time to work on my blog or my channel. But I really wanted to share this with you so that you can know somethings about fibroids that people aren’t really talking about. They do affect your life in negative ways and will make it hard to keep a job or friends. I will try my best to keep you updated as I look for a new doctor and try to change this around before it’s too late.