I contracted the flu exactly one week before my period this month. Although I didn’t notice my usual premenstrual symptoms, I had acute abdominal pain approximately 24 hours before my period. As a sufferer of endometriosis, I am all too familiar with this pain: immobilizing pain that leaves you curled up in bed all evening wishing you were dead.
What happened? I felt over the last few months that I had made great strides in improving the symptoms of endometriosis, so I was quite distressed by the amount of pain I was experiencing. Additionally, I felt incredibly weak and debilitated after my period started.
Has anyone else noticed the symptoms of endometriosis worsen after being ill from the cold or flu? I keep wondering what else could have done this.