Some people may think getting a hysterectomy is a bit extreme for painful periods. These people have never had MY dysmenorrhea. I’ve tried hormones — I still have pain and exhausting fatigue. I tried fish oil and ended up bruised all over without any relief during my periods. I tried Vitex, an herb from the Chasteberry tree; all I got was a severely dry mouth and no change in menstrual pain. I tried acupuncture. I tried meditation. I tried yoga. I tried belly dancing. I tried vigorous regular exercise. I tried lots and lots and lots of sex. I tried prayer. I tried changing my diet to gluten free, dairy free, being a vegetarian … nothing helped, nothing changed.
THERE ARE NO MIRACLE CURES.
I never got pregnant again since June 2012 so even another pregnancy wasn’t an answer to this pain relief. The only reason I kept the baby house around (AKA the uterus) was in case I did get pregnant. Now I am over 45 and can’t conceive of myself as a first-time mother at this age. I’ve accepted my childlessness with some sadness.
When I was newly pregnant in 2012 I told my Ob/Gyn that no matter what happened with my pregnancy I would know before I died I was pregnant at least once — something I thought was impossible. I could be happy just knowing that at least I was able to get pregnant once.
Here’s the thing about miracle cures … usually, they’re not really miracles … and usually, they’re not really cures, either.