our doctor gave us this advice and so far it's working
#1 we put her on the pill so that her periods are regular and predictable
#2 the day before the first day of her period, she takes 2 aleve, 1 morning, 1 night. She continues with the aleve through about midway thru her period
the idea behind it is that the aleve prevents the prostaglandins from being released in the first place, because they are the immediate biochemical cause of cramps
she still has slight cramps, but nothing that interferes with her daily routine
you might want to run this by your doctor to make sure it would work for you
good luck hon!
The main thing to keep in mind here is that this is NOT normal. I went on and on and on with pain for so long because I thought it was normal. See your GYN and get it taken care of!
PS, a heating pad does wonders!
I occassionally get diagnostic testing done just to make sure the cysts keep coming and going and dont stick around for good, then we would have to go the surgical route.
Also somethings that might help: There are one time use heating pads that stick inside of your panties that really help. Thermacare is what I usually get. Also, it seems like the least fun thing in the world to do, but getting up and going for a pretty good walk is actually really good for your cramps and can really help ease them.
Avoid stress and other stimulants that can trigger your pain. Always have an adequate rest for your self and maintain a balance diet. Try go to your doctor and have some check-up. Maybe there is already a problem in your reproductive system. Or you can try some tips from this link http://www.solutionbay.org/problems/menstrual -cramps , it's great!
Hi I have extremely bad cramps. I dont know what to do I cant use anything with heat everytime i take a pill i throw up. Even when I eat i throw up. Im scared that if i take birth control it will mess up my body. Every time i count 24 days i get scared. its really hard to go to school and work feeling like this. I tried Ibuprofine midol extra strength and advil but nothing works its been like this since i was 11 i sometimes feel like going to the hospital everytime it comes. I cant do anything but wait until the pain goes away. Can you please help me.!!!!
Maybe try a birth control that makes your period lighter? Like a low dose pill. I know your pain. :(
Is EVA cream over the counter?
They put me on BC back in the day when that was my issue - and I feel so badly for you, I remember very clearly the Superbowl of 2004-5, curled up on my boyfriend (now husband's) futon unable to move and wanting to vomit from the pain). BC didn't do it for me but I was only taking pill form. You may have what I had - an ovarian cyst that only arises with ovulation and can burst when your period comes. It's common, its normal, and its awful. It's not lifethreatening or anything, just annoying, and a symptom of high estrogen and/or malfunctioning thyroid. My recommendation is to try what I DIDN'T want to try at the time because I wasn't so comfortable in my body. NuvaRing. I'm on it now, and I love it, though I'm on it because I'm not menstuating.
It's cured, though. I don't have those cramps anymore. What did it for me?
Gettin' knocked up. I love my daughter, but it's certainly not the answer!
Was going to chime in on the cysts camp also. They put me on birth control in my early teens to regulate my periods and they got better and the cramps were at least livable. When I had my kids the cramps weren't nearly as bad either and in the past year they're worse then I remember. In the holding pattern for an ob in my insurance group so I have to cope with aleve (supposedly the new midol is amazing so may be trying that) and pj pants and camping the couch for that first day.
I'm the same only it's THREE days of seriously bad cramps and my legs get tingly too. I've never heard of anyone else having the leg issue. Nice to know I'm not alone. Always have been this way and I've been checked for endometriosis - always negative. That's just the way some of us are. I'm old enough to have been on prescription Motrin back when it was still an experimental drug and it changed my life. I don't use the prescription stuff anymore but use over the counter Ibuprofen. Three Ibuprofen = 1 prescription Motrin and I used to take 3 prescription Motrin to start off then 1 or 2 every 3 or 4 hours after that. So you know how much over the counter stuff I take. I told my Dr how much I take and she didn't bat an eye. But do make sure you tell your Dr. if you choose to go that route. And always take it with food because it will burn your stomach otherwise. Hope it helps.
I'm in my 40s and get cramps so bad that I double over. OTCs don't touch the pain and just make me nauseous. I alternate between a tens unit and a hot pack on my lower belly. They work as long as I lie down in the fetal position. I am unable to walk when the pain is this intense. I'm awake now in the middle of the night because I hurt so much. Any good natural remedies? I can't take bc because I have high blood pressure.
Oh WOW do i ever know what you mean, today is the day of my cramps and im barely functioning enough to type on my computer,when i was 11 i got my first cramps and fromw hat i remember,the pain started in my lower stomache,then i got really hot and started to sweat and my skin got clamy. after that happens i run to the bathroom and i get really disoriented, i feel as if im about to pass out and my ears start to ring, the pain continues and i feel as if i need to (do number 2) alot, which i do but sometimes i dont, just feel like i do...then comes the heatwave again, i usually pass out on the floor and lay down for awhile, sometimes like today i threw up,then the rest of the day i feel drained my body is tired and i cant sleep from my sharp stomache pains, i get the leg pain too, it tingles and goes numb.
I was told a long time ago this was normal, and they put me on BC, which didnt work, painkillers make me throw up. For 11 years ive been struggling through this, so your all definatly not alone....
I remember my mom had gotten diagnosed with Endometriosis when I was a little girl. She went through so much pain, but like 6 years latter she had gotten a historactomie. I hope I don't have endometriosis., but it sure do feel like it. right as I speak im having pain in my pelvis/back it no where else but there and it takes 24hours for it to decrease I don't even think I can go to work today.
i thought i was the only person who felt like they had to run to the bathroom all the time when the cramps get insanely painful. it feels like i have food poisoning mixed with the worst cramps. i second the heating pad. also for some weird reaosn, i found singing really loud helps a little. it's a little embarrasing, but when you're hurting so badly...you'll try anything.
That is EXACTLY how I felt today and every time before today it has happened! I noticed that instead of being every other year like it has been, now its every other month! Today I had to miss class because I was in so much pain. My worst fear about going through this while I was at college away from my family has come true! :-(..I've been going through this since I was in the 6th grade(when I first started getting my periods) and it seems to be getting worse! I'm soo desperate for help!
yours sounds like mine right down to the vomiting leg cramps for day can not walk do house chores nothing seems to help athing they can do!omend I am 37 and this has been going on since I was 13 dont no what else to do going to the doctors today it has to be something that can be done!