My mom tells me that after you have a baby, your period is supposed to get easier.
So far, that has not been the case for me. I am currently fighting my third battle with AF since having Ruby and while this time is slightly less terrible than last month, I am a hurting woman.
I am so full of painful, achy cramps that I can hardly stand it. No over-the-counter meds have been working for me. Tylenol, Advil, Midol - nothing is working, even if I take larger than recommended doses.
And the tiredness, the lethargy! I feel like I am dragging around a piano. Everything is so difficult. I have ZERO energy. And my body aches - my legs and arms and back... ache, ache, ache!
And my appetite is all weird. I don't want to eat anything - seriously, this is NOT normal for me, I like to eat! So then I put off eating until I'm almost ready to faint because I don't feel like eating anything and also because I'm too lazy to make anything!
My daily walks that I've been going on? Pfft! The thought of going for a walk makes me want to cry!
And the flow? Heavy. WAY HEAVY. To the point that I thought something was wrong with me last month!
All my life I have not had too terrible of a time with AF. Not pleasant by any means - but I'd have maybe one day that I wouldn't feel great and that would be it. This shit is NOT what I'm used to.
I want it go away. I want it to go back to the way it was before.