I have exhaustion and tend to sleep for an extra two hours for two days prior then its the pain from day one until the day after it has stopped. I have three different prescription drugs and several heat pads and bigger clothes to accommodate swelling. I haven't run since last Tuesday, so 8 days ago, just because of my period. I went a bit off track last week and ended up doing 5.5K in 39 mins in a mixture of running and walking that didn't really fit with the time point but ran for 12 mins without stopping, Im at the point where its 8 mins of running so I have overtaken myself... and then this week happens and slows me down. I try walking instead but to be honest it just makes me sleepy... any tips? I am thinking of speaking to my GP again as well.