I cant quite remember when life was last on an even keel. The days now merge into one blurred mass of pain, pills and PMT.
Well I say PMT but what really I mean is peri menopausal. Yes, Im on that road now. Oh joy! Normally this would mean mild mood swings, irregular cycle and periodic aches and pains etc But for an IC sufferer like me those ailments are the least of my worries.
For me hormones changes signal increased pain levels. Not only do I feel very emotional my pain levels are horrendous. Add the two together and what do you get? Despair.
Total despair. Ten days ago something triggered my IC from manageable pain levels to crippling all day and all night levels. I don’t know what this trigger was. I didn’t eat anything on the danger list (which is as long as your arm) I didn’t drink anything other than water. I didn’t take any strenuous exercise. So what could it be? Hormones?! I don’t even know why hormones affect IC so badly. My consultant has probably told me but I can’t remember now.
The one thing I have very little control over…. hormones. As I approach my mid forties this can only go one way. What does this mean for an IC sufferer? Well I guess Im about to find out.