Thursday, August 14, 2014


Yesterday I woke up to a unpleasant surprise. I thought for sure since I was still nursing at night I wouldn't get my period. Pair that with PCOS and irregular cycles to begin you and you can imagine my surprise. As much as I don't welcome it back, I've had a long break. This is my first period since December 2012. Crazy, huh? 

I've been taking metformin since about 8 weeks post partum. I've been slowly increasing my dosage as that stuff can be rough on the GI system. This week I started my dose at 2000 mg. I don't think this is what brought my period on. 

Don't get the wrong impression when I put CD 1 as a post title. It doesn't mean we are trying to get pregnant. I'm not on birth control but I also didn't think I was ovulating. I guess I should start paying closer attention. We also aren't having much sex to be completely honest. 

My sister came out Tuesday night for the night with my nephew Benny. Yesterday we went to the zoo with the babies and by the time I got home I had a horrible headache. Shortly after it turned into a migraine. 

Since having the girls I've gotten 2 really bad migraines. I'm debating going to my primary about it because I literally can't function when it happens. Thank god for a great and capable husband. Anyone have experience with migraines? Any tips or advice?


  1. I did acupuncture for my migraines and now have been free of them for 4+ years! Totally worth it in my book as I was getting them frequently before that.

    I recently experienced CD1 as well, and am awaiting my third cycle. Really didn't miss that while it was gone from September 2012 - June 2014!

  2. I've had migraines since I was 15. For many years, identifying my triggers and eliminating them was enough to keep them (mostly) at bay.

    After having had my sons, though, the frequency of my migraines has become more frequent, including waking up with migraines already in progress--which makes my prescription abortive medications ineffective--so I now take a daily medication to prevent/reduce them (Topamax). It has helped.

    I have tried acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and chiropractic treatment in the past, and none of them worked for me, though some people swear by each method. Regular massage seems to help decrease the frequency of my migraines somewhat.

    If these migraines are new for you, it's definitely worth talking with your PCP about.

  3. FUCK I hate blogger. It always eats my comments.

    At any rate, I started taking myo-inositol at 12mo pp. It works similarly to met but without the harsh side effects, and I took it for the express purpose of GETTING my period back since I was still nursing and hadn't had it yet. Maybe the met WAS the reason AF came back?