Having fibroids can really change a woman’s life. How to manage your fibroids is the million-dollar question for all women who have fibroids. Fibroids can change your social life and well-being, with all the changes your body can go through. Within the past two years, I had two surgeries to remove my fibroids.
It seems the only thing for me to do at this point is to get a hysterectomy. Why? because my fibroids grow in my uterus and in the walls of my uterus. So in saying that, the only way to stop them from growing is to remove my uterus because what’s left in the walls will grow out again.
My two procedures gave me temporary relief but I was told my first procedure would be a permanent fix.
Nevertheless, there are so many ways to manage your fibroids.
- You can go the natural route
- You can change your diet & exercise
- You can have surgical procedures
Most of all it’s important to find comfort during the time of pain. I know for me the pain started suddenly. I did notice my menstrual had gotten heavier but never did I think it was fibroids or any other women issue. I began to wear overnight pads not only at night but during the day and sometimes wearing a tampon & overnight pads to assure I wouldn’t have any accidents.
It is very important to pay close attention to your body, especially when you have fibroids. The reason why is because you don’t want to bleed too much which can lead to anemia.
Some symptoms of anemia
- shortness of breath
I experience fatigue and weakness the most. All I wanted to do was sleep. In saying all of this, pay attention to your body no matter what race you are. I know fibroids are common among African American women but all women are at risk.
Living in these times and dealing with health issues can be a lot and anxiety can kick in.
So my question for you is, how do you manage your fibroids?