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.