Monday, April 5, 2010

They called me Worry Wart

Because I don't have enough crap to stress over, I have recently developed a few disturbing new problems. Although I haven't nursed my son for over 6 months, I suddenly keep having the sensation of let down. Every hour or two during the day, I get that burning, tingly sensation, like I am about to leak milk. Except I don't actually leak milk. However I did try expressing a little milk during one of these episode, and I am definitely still lactating.

In addition to having the sensation of let-down, my periods have also been all screwy lately. For the past year, I have had a fairly regular cycle (about 30 days long). Near the end of 2009, things started to change. From November to December my cycle was 34 days long. From December to January my cycle was 37 days long. From January to February my cycle was 29 days long. I completely skipped the month of March and started April with the end of a 38 day cycle. What is with these wacky numbers? Not to mention that horrible yeast infection I had last month. My reproductive system has gone haywire.

Upon googling my symptoms, it appears that I may be producing too much prolactin. This can be caused by a tumor in your pituitary gland. Of course, I have convinced myself that this is my problem. I am now doomed to a life of tumors, infertility, and excessive milk production.

Okay, that is enough worrying for today. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

9 comments:

Jenny said...

You are too funny! I hope everything gets "regular" again soon!

Just Jiff said...

My cycles have never been normal. I know this is very awful to say, but I sometimes wish I had a (non-cancerous, of course) tumor to explain my being overweight. :)

Carrie said...

good-god girl! You are just falling apart.

MK said...

Awww... If it makes you feel any better I've heard its normal to have the letdown sensation and leaking come back months after you stop. I remember worrying about leaking like that too though and found the same information (was before Kalila was born) and freaked so I know what reading that can do to ya.

amanda said...

a) stupid google. i swear sometimes it is going to be the death of me.

b) why do we do this to ourselves? seriously the worry is out of control. and while i know that i can't make it stop.

Midwest Mommy said...

Since we seem to be so much alike I am now worrying this is next for me, lol! Go to a doctor adn tell me for sure :-)

Rachel said...

I was making too much prolactin at one time before I had max and then did not get a period-go to OBGYN and they can help you to balance it out-get a hormone panel done via blood test-they had to do a MRI on me but try the blood test first and see where the levels are..poor you

Mama Marshmallow said...

I totally get consumed with worrying. And Google does not help. Definetly go to the lady doctor. It can't hurt.

antropologa said...

Huh, that's weird. Probably just normal stuff though. Personally I love getting medical tests done but I think you're probably okay either way.