Day …something?: Up early and doctor’s appointment.

I can’t count right now…what day is this.

ELEVEN. It goes to 11. :D

Anyway. Was up at 8 am for the first time in…uh, months. Ate. Exercised. Showered. Did my hair. Two and a half hours total to do, but it was all done properly and efficiently! That makes me happy, and gives me something to go on for when I get a job.

Two hour drive into Ashland (which is SUPER pretty, nothing like Klamath). Drove on a stupidly windy (WHINEdy, not win-dy) road that was downhill on a mountain and I super freaked out. I hate downhill driving. Especially with switchbacks. Fuck that shit. Got into Ashland just fine, and found the Planned Parenthood just fine…but, uh, didn’t? We were at the building, but didn’t walk all the way around it, which is what we should have done, derp.

Long story short, my IUD is still in and in place (according to feeling the outside – YAY PELVIC EXAMS). NO pain while feeling my uterus and ovaries (which is a first in almost 10 years). She says it’s not normal to have a period so normal while on the Mirena, but with the amount of weight that I have lost, it’s probably throwing my hormones out of control. Throw in the Mirena’s hormones, and me properly ovulating for the first time my adult life, it’s given me normal periods. Good sign is that I AM ovulating properly, and I am also properly protected right now. :D

So, YAY. All good up in my lady bits. :D I weigh 53 pounds lighter than when I got my Mirena placed, so it does make sense. Either my body will balance out and I don’t have any more periods, or I have normal periods while on the Mirena! Either way, I’m just glad it’s still in there. And really glad I got my exercise done BEFORE the pelvic exam. Now, to eat, rest, and watch more Avatar. :D

WARNING: Severely TMI post!

Seriously. If you do not want to read about my body and periods and IUDs and cramping, just stop reading. I am mostly writing this because holy hell is it ever hard to find a woman on the internet that has lost weight, has an IUD, and has been diagnosed with PCOS.

Most women, from what I have found, don’t really even try to lose the weight. Everything I found is about weight GAIN, and I do not have that problem.

That’s probably making me feel a little bit better than all those women right now, too.

Yesterday, I started having some period cramping. This is normal. I’ve had my Mirena IUD since September 2009. I freaking love it. I bled for a long time when I first got it, but there was hardly any cramping. After my body got used to it, I would cramp, bleed for half a day to two days, then be done. I thought this would be the same.

Not so much.

I am bleeding heavy enough that I have to wear something (haven’t had to do that since I first got it in), and every last bit of my reproductive organs are screaming at me. Uterus, cervix, ovaries; they all fucking hate me. I have had a hot bath, ibuprofen (1200mg), caffeine, and even a beer to relax me. Nothing has helped. No heat pad, which kind of sucks, but it comes with the fact that I had to leave everything in Portland. I haven’t a period like this in over a year and a half.

There are a couple of possibilities for this. I find the second one more likely.

ONE:

I’m finally rejecting the IUD and my body is trying to expel it, or the IUD itself has damaged my insides and that’s why I’m bleeding and in so much pain.

TWO:

My hormones are finally balancing because of weight loss. This makes sense. I’m now 10% lighter than when I was last seen by my OB in Colorado, and she kept telling me that 10% loss will definitely help my hormones balance out a bit. Now, there’s a chance that because of this hormone shift, my body is having to readjust to the hormones from the IUD.

I would be able to verify it if I could find any woman that has lost weight, has PCOS, and has a Mirena in. But I can’t… I very much pride myself in knowing how to do a Google search pretty damn well. I did four or five different searches and all I could find was information on the Mirena (thanks, I have that), weight gain with the Mirena (that’s one thing I can happily say I do not have a problem with), and that women love the Mirena when they’ve got PCOS.

Not once did I find someone that was trying to lose weight because of their PCOS and had some hormonal shifts because of it.

Normally, I wouldn’t be so irritated by this. I’d go ask my OB what the fuck was wrong with me and be done with it. Since I don’t have insurance, I get to keep an eye on what’s wrong with me and just log what I am going through.

Hopefully this eases over the next few days and I have nothing to worry about.

Unfortunately, for you guys, it means you get to read what’s going on because I do not want other women out there thinking that they are alone.

I apologize to you all for putting you through this, but I find it necessary.