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#decaffeiNATed day 7 – some unexpected health benefits

Those of you who aren’t just following these blog posts because it’s a charity fundraiser will know I suffer from a crippling amount of PMS hormones and period pain (as well as ovulation pain) due to a condition called Endometriosis.  Usually when my period starts I’m on an emotional precipice and by this time on the first day of my period I’m ready to tear my womb out of my body with a blunt spoon because I’m sure it would be better than the pain I’m in.  Well this month, something has shifted.  I’ve had some minor emotional mood swings this week, but I’m sure the were more withdrawal based than PMS based and my pain is down to a 5 on the 1 to 10 scale rather than a 9.5 which is what it’s usually at by now. The cramps are nowhere near as bad as they normally are.

This has given me the idea that I need to change my caffeine habits once I’m back to being able to have it. I’m not saying I’m going to completely cut it out but reducing it the week before my period is due may very well be a good thing.  Sometimes the unexpected comes from what could otherwise be likened to torture.

Tomorrow is lunch with SP and I’m getting my hair cut. Treats to take my mind off that chocolate bar I’m craving.

There’s still time to donate if you so choose.

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