Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Pain Flare. Whoops.
Pushing it for a few days + Strengthening + PMS = Pain Flare.
It's very easy to push myself into a pain flare when PMS is in the picture. It's almost effortless.
The article, Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Medical Disorders, written by
Allison M. Case, MD; Robert L. Reid, MD, recognizes the exacerbation of certain medical conditions at specific phases of the menstrual cycle. It also highlights the role of medical suppression of ovulation as a treatment for disorders that are affected... Speaking of, I just started the birth control pill, Seasonique, in the hope that suppressing ovulation for several months out of the year will relieve some of my pain and allow me to continue to be as functional as possible for the majority of the year. I'm crossing my fingers for this one!
I also found a text online, Sexual and Reproductive Neurorehabilitation, with a chapter named "The Role of the Menstrual Cycle in Chronic Disorders of the Nervous System." Should be an interesting read...
As for me today, I have a doctor appointment this afternoon, but for now, I am going to sit outside on this immaculate morning with some fashion magazines :-)