Full Stop is what the English call that period at the end of a sentence. A friend of mine once asked me if there was ever any sniggering in an English class in the US when you’d talk about “periods” and I had to say no. Double entendres don’t always go down well over there.
So I have finally started my period after several weeks of keeping it at bay and running pill packs together. It’s not as bad as I’d feared. I’m managing the pain with my mefenamic acid and a little extra painkiller at night. It’s not as heavy as I had imagined it would be either which is good.
I am still finding it hard to sleep at night but I think that’s because the hormones are keeping me HOT HOT HOT! I kick the covers off and then wake up cold in the middle of the night. I can’t seem to get to a comfortable temperature and stay there. I’m sure I’m not the only one that suffers with that though, eh?
I had a couple of days of spotting which was unexpected. I half expected everything to arrive at once at full force for the whole time but so far it seems like a “normal” period. Or should I say, the most normal that I’ve had?
Now all I have to do is go to work next week and hope that things work out OK. At least I won’t be worried about my usual issues within the first month or two!
Can I just say that my jaw really hurts too? It’s like I’m clenching all the time and my face is worn out with the strain. This has been going on for a few weeks now so I don’t think it’s related to my period, I suspect that it’s a product of being out of work and worrying about life in general… I’m a bit of a worrier. It’s in my nature. I don’t like it but saying “Stop that!” and actually stopping are two different things. Perhaps I’ll feel better once I’m at work again…
Keep everything crossed.