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Zooanimal28

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So I've started really following my symptoms and everything seems to be following a monthly schedule. All of my issues started with an ovarian cyst rupture and then my whole body broke down in all ways, diagnosed with undifferentiated connective tissue disorder...they think lupus but cannot diagnosis yet. So my thoughts are that clearly my hormones and cycle make things worse? Or do things happen monthly with lupus or other diseases? I have to take birth control every day otherwise I get severe issues...that abother story. They thought endometriosis but said no with laparoscopy but the second I'm off birth control it's like my insides are exploding bombs. I have a polyp they are going to re-examine soon. But does this mean it would be better to get a hysterectomy and get rid of my extra hormones? I'm not sexually active and never have been. I'm only 23. I do not want kids. I'm just curious if it all relates or auto immune dies stuff monthly. It's very specific...ive been tracking for months and can predict it

The month goes
1-10th: general auto immune symptoms from diaphragm pain to nausea to lack of appetite to let cramps to chest pain to major dizziness
10th-20th: stabbing pain lower abdomen, center chest pain, major sickness, no appetite at all, almost vomit or pass out have to sit throughout the day when I get warning signs right away
20th-30th: still sick but more of the recovery time, things calm down, majorly gassy though with no explanation and stomach pain
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Women have autoimmune issues at a much higher rate than men, so hormones are definitely thought to be a factor in that.

My symptoms cropped up at the end of my "reproductive life". I am also dx at UCTD (with discoid lupus). I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago, but I still have my ovaries. So they are still trying to do their thing, but failing at the same time. When stuff started for me, I also found out I had an hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Of course, since I am staring down 50, I was worried about what the cyst might be, but they ran a CA-125 test for me (ovarian cancer marker), which ended up being fine. So I waited 7 weeks or something like that for them to look again to see if it was still there. And thankfully, it was gone.

I have been feeling achier again than I had and my skin seems to be more irritated, and then I also noticed those tender breasts, so I am obviously cycling in some way. It's just not super obvious for me, because I don't get a period.

So yes....I think they can be related.

When I was 23 I definitely wasn't thinking about kids yet either. I wouldn't jump to a hysterectomy.
Zooanimal28

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It's not jumping to it....im just done with suffering so bad and I am not planning on having kids so whatever I can do to help reduce sickness and pain I am willing to do. In reality I don't want any surgieries and I want it all to magically disappear.
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