My Journey With Uterine FibroidsHello I am 40 yrs old and hopefully soon will be "officially" diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids. Over a year and a half ago I started having issues. I would have cramps all the time and my periods began to become heavy. Truly, I thought I was going into early menopause! I tried last April to go to my doctor to figure out was was going on but all she was concerned with was my diabetes (which I understand is important but not what I was wanting). By October of last year I could take it no more. The pain was horrible, my periods were lasting 10 days with severe pain (almost every day) and I was starting to have trouble with bowel movements (sorry if that is too much information).
In October I saw a new doc and as soon as I told her my symptoms she said Uterine fibroids. The problem is she has to refer me out to another doctor. Well the had a apt set for Jan 15th which they cancelled. Now I don't have a apt till the end of March which is maddening! I can not take 2 more periods and the pain for 2 more months!
When I researched uterine fibroids I was saddened to not find that very much on it. Though the information I found the symptoms were exactly what I have! I couldn't believe it! The pain and cramps constantly, the heavy heavy periods with lot's of clots, the incontinence, the trouble having a bowel movement even down to my stomach seeming to be bloated! I did have some relief because I was starting to worry something was really really wrong. I am not sure what I am going to do I can't/will not wait till March. I am hoping to find some other women to be able to share with and honestly it's good not to be alone!
Just a little self info I am married 24 yrs and have 1 boy 23 special needs, one boy 18 and my little girl is 7. I love crafting, reading, kayaking and camping.