I am freshly 28yrs old and have given birth 5 times, my oldest will be 9yrs in October, my youngest is 19mths.
Since my last child, I had been having regular periods, once I stopped nursing him, and had them regularly for over a year until this past March or so. They were roughly 28 days apart, not much for variation. I was getting them on or very close to the 20th of each month and they were on time and expected each time. My period used to last anywhere from 5days heavy, to 7days light for a few days.
My husband had a visectomy(sp) 1yr and 6mths ago so I know, or hope, I cant get pregnant, or at least havent gotten pregnant since he had his surgery.
Since March or so(maybe Feb 2010), I have been getting my periods very irregularily. They were on the 20th, March it jumped to the 17th, April it was the 15th, May was the 13th, June was the 10th, July was the 11th and now I have it on the 5th.
My period now only lasts for approx 3-4 days and comes very unexpectedly, usualy overnight when I least expect it.
I have been very drained of energy and have to drink several coffees each morning to actualy start feeling 'normal' and still feel drained. I cant be as active as I used to be, I dont have the energy for it anymore, I used to be able to go biking, walking with my kids, swimming, dancing, playing with them all the time to not being able to get through breakfast without getting exhausted.
I get a single day, approx 1-2 days before I get my period, where I actualy feel normal with my energy and usualy spend it cleaning or doing a ton of laundry because I fall so far behind.
I get anywhere from 6-10hrs sleep each night. My kids sleep 12hrs, so Im very lucky.
I notice I can break a sweat walking to get mail, or even going up a set of stairs or out to water my chickens. I sweat bad if I vaccuum and get several heat flashes while I try to over-exert(sp) myself scrubbing walls/bathrooms/hanging laundry. I am approx 136lbs at 5ft 2inches which I think is a healthy weight, but I do have a few pounds I wish I could shed.
I notice my feet are usualy ice in bed when I feel "healthy/normal", but lately even my feet feel warm when going to bed but the rest of me has a slight coolness to it.
I get a lot of headaches(at least one a day), many which I can cure with a coffee or soda or a pile of water, but will take tylenol if they dont go away.
I eat fairly healthy with a lot of veggetables, meats and fruits, but drink at least one soda a day along with a coffee, but also drink a lot of water too. I dont eat much junk, as I like to show the kids how we should eat healthy.
I know raising young kids is going to be exhausting, but over the past several months I lost too much energy doing nothing, I also noticed I am approx 10lbs over my normal weight after having my children, which isnt much, but I can usualy shed them within the 1st year after giving birth with how active I usualy am.
Can anyone help me figure out what is wrong with me please...