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Hi all,

My pain started today. It's not constant, and it usually appears out of the blue. I'm not "due" for 6 days and it was literally within one hour I went from my normal carefree self, to being in pain.

I'm not afraid of taking pain killers, I obviously don't like to "live on them", but I manage to chomp my way through a tonne for the weeks when I'm in pain, but I try to avoid them for as long as I can. Anyway, my point /question is, does anybody else ever doubt themselves? I put off taking pills for 2 hours because I was questioning if it was all in my head because I'm "scared" of my pain starting at some point on the next week. It's so ridiculous and because of it I'm now in so much pain I can't walk. I don't understand myself and I constantly try to convince myself that it's not as bad as I think it is (I don't like making a fuss, even to myself!). Surely I'm not the only one? Anyone got any tips for how to not be so harsh on myself in the future?

Thanks a lot in advance for your support.

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It not psychological! I would always have pain the week before I'm due it just seems to be part of the condition, go back to your GP and keep pushing for investigations!


No I do this too, I think it's because we know when the pain hits hard we'll be reliant on them. To either avoid taking too many or testing ourselves to be sure it's an actual monthly, so weird I know.

I went ten hrs yesterday with no pain killers as I needed give me body a rest from ibuprofen as it gives me sick feeling and needed to eat something.

As too not been so tough on yourself I think it's a day at a time mindset.

I buy expensive honey bubble bath from The body shop. So I know when I'm in the bath it smells amazing and distracts me for a while.

sad but works for me . Xxx


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