Groin twinges

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Hi ladies I’m 48 and have been having symptoms of peri for a while. My main issues are periods which still come but can be up to 5 days early or late. The 1st 2 days are uncontrollably heavy and I flood all the time. I have multiple fibroids and have had 2 scans, the last a year ago. My mood is up and down. I’ve gained weight etc. I also get twinges in my right lower abdomen which I am currently experiencing in my right groin - does anyone else get this on and off?? 

Is it also a symptom of what we are going through that I have developed bad health anxiety? Went for my smear last week and am now worried sick 🤕 

Thanks ladies 


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    I, too have developed health anxiety. So frustrating. I feel bad for my sweet husband who has to hear my constant complaints and woes. He is incredibly understanding and caring. Broke the mold on him. I don't want to be like this for him or for myself. I never in my life worried about my health. Even when I had scoliosis surgery I didn't get all freaked out like it was my end or something like I do now for the slightest thing. I read recently that when you are sleep deprived, like I am due to horrible insomnia the passed year and a half, your nervous system becomes overly sensitive and pain perceptions increase. In all of this mass discomfort I am experiencing I am trying to see what God is shaping me into. I am not a very big helper!!! I encourage you to not symptom surf the web. Do that thing that brings joy or wonderment instead. Treat Kate with extreme care and gentleness. Hugs to you hon.

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    Omg Health anxiety is my WORST symptom. The symptoms wenhave are very real, but there’s a lot of us on here that freak out no matter how many times we have a certain symptom. 

    You are not alone! 

    Example- my big one is weird head things. I get what “might” be able to be considered a headache but it doesn’t really “hurt” if that makes sense.

    It just feels “weird” usually in the back of my head, sometimes I’ll get a headache with it other times not. Then it’ll move to the front and feel very tight around my forehead and eyes, then my ears will feel clogged....EVERY TIME I freak out after a little bit of time and immediately think it’s a major health issue. 

    Heart palpitations same thing...I always think I’m gonna have a heart attack- even when they go away, and even when I can many times pinpoint the worst days to my cycle and what my hormones are doing at that time.

    Health anxiety is a hard one to combat, the only things that keep me afloat are this forum, and the fact that once the symptoms subside I remember its peri, and I didn’t end up in an ambulance.

    Hang in there! 

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    Hi Kate 80669,

    For the past week I have started having muscle spasm in my lower right abdomen. I’m not sure if you have had kids or not, but it feels a lot like a baby kicking. It happens frequently through the day and into the night. I made an appointment to see my GYN, and have had blood work done, so hopefully everything will look ok. My anxiety has been elevated a lot these past few weeks. It seems like my body can’t find a happy medium, it’s either extreme sickness or no sickness but anxiety and tremors. I hope this helps!

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      Hi there thanks for your reply. My twinges feels like a slight stabbing pain. It comes and goes. I also think that worrying about it makes it worse if that makes sense! Good luck with your appointment x
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