I decided to write this post after coming off a particularly rough two weeks. I've gotten very little sleep, my shoulder muscles are in knots and a few nights ago...I even experienced chest pain. Not good.
But on top of the typical symptoms (listed below), my endometriosis tends to flare up when I'm stressed. I can't figure out if the stress itself causes it or if I neglect exercise and good nutrition which causes it. Whatever the case, I've been in a lot of pain lately which makes it difficult to manage my stress. Sigh.
When I did some research on the top reasons people are stressed, here's what I found. Many of us can read through this list and start checking things off...yep, uh huh, check, that one too. But reading this list made me feel somewhat relieved. It made me feel normal to know that other people experience stress for the same reasons that I do. Even though everyone's situation is different, these kinds of circumstances would put anyone in a tailspin...especially when you start stacking stressors on top of each other.
And some more...