Crazy Monday

angie harris

Warning: This blog post deals with the “woman’s cycle.” Guys, if you don’t feel like reading it, I totally understand, but if you want a taste of why women get so irritated during that time, then read on. Hopefully it will provide you with a better understanding of what we women go through.

Monday was an interesting day. I woke up not in the best of moods. My energy level wasn’t normal, although I was able to function sufficiently enough. Occasionally during the “cycle,” you have those days where you just don’t feel like doing anything, but you have to push yourself to do things. So I managed to get to work, but didn’t feel like doing yoga. Okay, no problem. I will get a head start on what I need to do on this Monday morning.

I had my breakfast and started to work. About two hours later, I started to have shivers. I was walking up the stairs (maybe about ten steps) and when I reached the top of the stairs, I had to sit down. I had no energy after walking up the short flight of stairs. Furthermore, cramping started to get worse (before it had been manageable, but now it was bad).

Intolerable pain started seeping all over my body and I felt mentally and physically drained, even though all I was doing was just sitting there. Eventually, I started to break out into a cold sweat. Oh, no. This is definitely not good. I walked over to Christina’s office (I felt bad that she was on the phone and I had to interrupt her but hey, I wasn’t feeling well) and told her that I needed to lie down. In the short distance that I had traveled from the top of the stairs to her office, I was already sweating profusely. Drips of sweat were coming down my forehead as I told her that I needed to lie down.

So I went into another room and lay down, trying to focus on relieving my pain, which I found rather difficult because I was sweating so much (literally it felt like someone had poured a bucket of water over me). My clothes were completely soaked and I was cold. Focus on your breathing. Focus on your breathing. I kept repeating to myself.

The cramping was so bad that I wanted to curl into the fetal position (as it was most comfortable for me) but Christina insisted that I needed to stretch that area out, so she had me lie on my back. There were about two blankets on top of me as I was getting really cold.

A couple of hours later, after some homeopathic medicine and a good vomit, I felt much better. The sweat and pain subsided and I felt somewhat functional again and able to resume work. Albeit, I was still cold, so I had a blanket on me for the rest of the day. The weather didn’t help either, as it was raining.

When I got home, I took a nice, long, hot shower to try and warm up and was able to get a little bit warmer. And as I hopped into my bed to go to sleep, I had to have three more blankets on top of me just so I would feel “comfortable.

This was definitely an interesting experience. As I recall in my younger days, I used to have these symptoms, but nothing as severe as this. I’m trying to figure out what could have caused such a bodily response, but I still can’t figure it out. Was it due to stress? Or was it something I ate? Could it possibly be the change in weather? I know I exercise daily and eat pretty well. I talked with Christina after this whole incident and she told me not to even try and logically understand it. Okay, don’t think about it. But what can I do to prevent something like this from happening again?

Needless to say, this whole incident was rather confusing and one that I would not like to repeat again.

[tags]monday, feeling sick, female issue, pms, sweating, being healthy[/tags]

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