Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Splitting headaches....

Yeah. That's right. It sucks. When I still had fluid and blood on my brain from the subdural hematoma, they didn't want to put me on a birth control pill with estrogen (estrogen is the reason for the blood clot warnings in the BCP ads and literature), so I went on a progesterone only pill and it SUCKED. Once the hematoma cleared up, I went on a low-dose pill with estrogen for 2 months, and that sucked too. I was bleeding every 2 weeks for no reason. It wasn't strong enough to regulate my cycle, so I couldn't put any faith in it to keep my endometriosis at bay. So, a week and a half ago, I started on a stonger pill (I had been on this one before my pregnancy). However, after a couple of days on the new pill, I started getting bad headaches almost daily, in the same spot where the hematoma used to be. I'm getting them every day now, that same metallic feeling I had when the hematoma was still clearing up, so I'm going for a CT scan tomorrow to see if there's anything going on in there. I really don't know what to do with the birth control situation. Right now it's looking like I have 3 options:

1) Keep switching pills and ride a hormonal roller coaster until I find something (if anything) that works, all the while having a fucked up complexion, no sex drive, and more than likely putting on some weight, or at least not losing any. Oh, and possibly have a blood clot or stroke;

2) Have a hysterectomy and most likely go into menopause, even if I keep my ovaries. Still, probably means hormone replacement therapy. I was in a medically-induced menopause 2 years ago, and I don't know how I made it through without killing myself or anyone else. The hormone replacement really fucked me up;

3) Go off the pill and just deal with the endometriosis. I won't be able to go to the gym. I won't be able to chase Marius around. I won't be able to even walk any kind of distance without being in debilitating pain.

So these are my choices, and it's looking more and more like a lose-lose(-lose) situation.

Here's today's workout:

Bike 15 min @ 100 rpm, 5.6 mi
Biceps curl 1x12 @ 25, 2x20 @ 12.5
Chest press 1x15 @ 30, 2x20 @ 20
Triceps extension 1x15 @ 30, 2x20 @ 20
Ab curl 1x15 @ 80, 5x20 @ 50
Back extension (bench) 2x15
Fly 1x15 @ 45, 2x20 @ 25
Pulldown 1x15 @ 45, 2x20 @ 30
Row 1x15 @ 45, 2x20 @ 25
Triceps press 1x15 @ 70, 2x20 @ 35
Back extension (bench) 1x15

1 comment:

  1. Look into the hysterectomy a little more. The nurse I work with had one, kept her ovaries, and no signs of menopause in sight.

    I'm going to my OBGYN today for my yearly and to complain about my endo and cysts being back. My tubes are tied, so I don't want to go on the pill. I'm thinking polycystic ovarian thingy... All I know is I should've pushed harder for my OB to take my uterus when I had Kimber. God knows I am THROUGH having children!!