hi there! i'm curious to know if anyone else has been told that their cervix has a severe or extreme vasovagal response. i was recently told this by a new doctor, who said that mine was the most severe vasovagal response she'd ever seen (in her 23 years of practicing).
what she witnessed was what i experience every month with my period. i've been calling it "pms" or "dysmennorhea" all this time, but i now understand that my pms/dysmennorhea is complicated by this vasovagal response of my cervix.
what i experience is this: i get severe menstrual cramps, and then vomit. i'm sweating profusely, and feel very very hot. i'm very weak, and am unable to stand, sit, or speak. i vomit periodically during this whole process, which usually lasts 3-4 hours. i've been told (by my doctor, and by relatives who have witnessed this process) that my pulse goes down to 20-30 beats per minute. the excruciating menstrual cramps continue, and come in waves. i feel like i'm hovering on the edge of consciousness, but i don't actually lose consciousness.
after the episode subside, i get very cold, extremely tired, and my body just hurts. i usually take a hot bath with epsom salts, and then sleep for a few hours. it usually takes another day or two for me to recover fully.
my doctor has said that either the hormonal fluctuations or the cervical dilation during my period are causing a vasovagal response in my cervix. this explanation makes sense to me. i'd love to know if anyone out there can relate to any of this.
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