May be endometriosis
Hi and thanks for the query.
I am so sorry that you are experiencing this pain and understand the agony.
These are symptoms may be due to a condition called premenstrual syndrome
. This happens due to increase in progesterone
hormone that causes pain in breast, heaviness, weakness, lethargy
. Try using evening primrose oil daily to avoid premenstrual syndrome. Other drugs are not advisable for you as you are trying to get pregnant. Regular daily exercise, yoga and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and a good nights sleep daily help in avoiding these symptoms.
The abdominal pain
before periods may be due to increased blood flow to the uterus.
But it may be due to other causes also like
1. Endometriosis: More likely considering your symptoms. In this the endometrium or uterine lining begins to grow inside the abdomen rather than inside the uterus. This leads to pain. Diagnosis of endometriosis is difficult to establish and may need laproscopy. Your gynecologist will help you with these.
2. Fibroids [non cancerous tumors of uterus]
3. Ovarian cysts [tumors of ovary]
4. urine infections or stones: these may lead to pain, increased frequency of passing urine. Drink plenty of fluids for this to flush out the stones. You may need a urine examination if this is the cause. Your gynecologist may be able to determine the more probable cause after a complete examination and more detailed history.
You should discuss about these possibilities with the gynecologist. Perhaps you will also need an ultrasound
Also start taking folic acid
tablets daily if you are trying to conceive, this helps in preventing brain defects in the baby.
Hope that this helped you. Please feel free to ask any more queries and I would be happy to answer.
Take care and best of luck for your pregnancy