Slightly off topic, I’m sorry, but could you help me understand why I have virtually pain-free periods (apart from sore legs and some bowel discomfort), but have quite severe, at times, ovulation pain. I have had some bouts that have had me double over in pain. I also sometimes get nausea, body aches, loss of appetite, chills etc. It happens maybe once out of every three of four cycles. I will have some ultrasounds, but I’m wondering if you could shed light on some of the possible hormonal issues at play? I also see an marked heightening of my anxiety levels in the week leading up to ovulation.
Hey, I moved your post because I didn’t want to derail the original thread too badly!
In terms of pain free (mostly) periods and having ovulation be not very comfortable I’m there with ya! I don’t think it is an issue hormonally, and the fact that it doesn’t happen every cycle, or almost every cycle would also lead me to believe it’s not a hormonal issue.
Your pain sounds like it can be pretty intense, though, so you would want to rule out endometriosis and PID, for sure. There may be other things to look out for, but I’m not sure.
Do you generally have anxiety (like the whole cycle)? Progesterone tends to be anti-anxiety which is what we get a big dose of post ovulation, so I could definitely see why you would be more anxious leading up to ovulation. That week we can also have heightened senses in general and I could imagine the anxiety could be heightened, though I don’t know much about it.
Thanks for moving the post so as not to derail the other thread.
I really appreciate your answer. I’ll look into PID and endometriosis.
Yes, generally have some anxiety, but much more pronounced in that week, so the perhaps just quite sensitive to the hormonal changes. Thank you!