I’ve had a migraine all weekend, which I suspect is caused by my week of averaging 6 hrs of sleep a night and waking up a full hour earlier than usual for a few of those mornings. (Ideally, I would sleep in until 10, but have to get up no later than 7 for work.)
I don’t get migraines often, and haven’t had one in about six months. Historically, they’ve been tied to medication and plain not taking care of myself, specifically due to stress or lack of sleep.
Because I’ve had PMS-like symptoms off and on for two months, and because I’ve been spotting every two weeks or so, I suspect I have an ovarian cyst. (My Mirena makes me more prone to them, statistically, and I know I’ve had one in the past.) If my migraines have not historically been period-related, is it unlikely that the cyst is contributing to the migraine? I am, however, cramping lightly and have dark pink discharge.
Also, when I push gently on the midline of my abdomen, it feels sore and achy like an overused muscle. Is this because I’ve had nausea all weekend, because a cyst is causing problems, or should I stop poking myself and worrying?
On Friday, shortly before the migraine began, my boyfriend and I had sex and afterwards, I described my (rather weak) orgasm as “almost painful”. I had called it that because I had been feeling oddly overstimulated for most of the PIV, and because my cervix was lower than usual and kept getting knocked. I suspect I wasn’t as fully aroused as I could have been. My boyfriend got all worried that he had injured me in some way, causing the awful weekend. Is there validity to his concern, if there wasn’t a head or neck injury? Sex usually involves some hair pulling and I generally have a bit of a sore back for a few hours afterwards, akin to sitting in a chair with bad posture. But this is our usual, and I’ve never had a headache like this before.
Unrelated question: I got a thong to go with an online bra purchase, and now I’m scared to wear it because I hear thongs can contribute to UTIs. I’m rather prone to UTIs but now take daily cranberry supplements. Paranoid? Overblown? Totally reasonable concern?