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Can I stop my period without having surgery. See my explanation below.

By July 19, 2012 - 7:23am
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From my early 30's I have suffered excruciating pain in my bones, breasts, back, head and joints which develop about 1 week before menstruation and 2 weeks after. I visited a gynie who had a look inside and advised everything was 100%. However, the pains were never explained which is why I went in the first place. Over the last 10 years, the pain racks my body almost the whole month with no relief. I try not to take pain killers but my body is in permanent spasm so I have to give in. My period is as regular as clockwork. 6 months ago I suffered a huge shock and my period stopped. I thought I'd been reborn as there was absolutely no pain whatsoever. Not a twinge. My life changed completely. Unfortunately it did not last and now they're back and the pain once again is debilitating. Other than this, I'm a healthy person and seldom have to see a doctor. Oh, I have no children and one partner for 28 years. I am 49 years old and for all my pains, I'm not prone to illnesses or flu's, colds, infections and seldom have to visit a doctor. No I have not been to another gynie since my 30's. 1, My problem was not addressed then and 2. He sexually assaulted me and as a result there is no way I can ever be examined and be that vulnerable. Why did the pains go completely when my period stopped? Thanks, Sue

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Hi Suzibloo,

Welcome to EmpowHER. The pain can be due to your body's normal way of reacting before your menstrual period or it can be cause by another condition. Sorry to hear what happened with you doctor.  But, it's important to see a Gynecologist or a health care provider.  If you feel this way about seeing a doctor again, you should also seek help from a psychotherapist that can also help you overcome this feeling.



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