I'm so frustrated, I started the low dose birth control and felt great, until ...
my symptoms occured during cycle days 8 - 15, it usually would start mid morning (anxiety, mood swings, emtional, I'm sure everyone knows the list well) so far not even a cramp during that time
I was starting to get so excited about the possiblitly of not going much
further with meds. the worse of it was my sleep pattern still off. a few times a month I would wake up at 4:30/5 am but luckily I was able to go back
Cycle days 21-23 I felt more like the "old days" of PMS, a few days before the start of my period I would get moody, emotional and if I sat still long enough I could fall asleep at the blink of an eye, cramps etc
Today was a good day for the most part, I slept well last night and was in a pretty good mood today .... all of a sudden at about 9 pm I started to get shaky, horrible chills, I felt like my skin was on fire, and my underarms & neck felt soaked with sweat ... but not a drop
I became very emotional
I heard my husband ask "what's wrong ,why are you under the comforter already?" I bawled like a baby
Not sure if the emotions were hormonal or frustration??
here it is 11:30 and it just about completely shut off just as quickly as it came on, I'm drained!
I took out the Klonopine (anti-anxiety drug) I've kept stashed as a back-up
ready to take one before bed. so far that has been the most reliable med.
Instead of a 28 day cycle I'm now ready to start a 24 day cycle because of the bcp. this is the first month and I'm sure it's not a miracle drug that will change all of this in a month so I'm ready to give it more time.
Instead of 8 days mid-cycle I had 2 & 1/2 days end cycle. I'm hoping this "shift" in cycle days and length of symptom days is the adjustment to "shifting" (on purpose) my entire cycle to 24 days instead of 28 ?????
I thank you all for giving me a place to go on and on and on about this
Off to relax, good night everyone