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How to get rid of REALLY bad period pain?

By March 7, 2010 - 12:47pm
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Over the last couple of months my cramps have gotten worse and worse, to the point where I can barely walk. This is a very big problem because sometimes I can't even get out of bed the pain is so bad. The only thing that seems to work is 3 ibuprofen, a very warm heating pad, and sleep - all together. This is fine for weekends and nights, but I need something that will help during the long run, and most of all at school. I don't want my period to stop me from living my daily life. If possible, please also recommend something to help a rather heavy flow. Thank you!

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Hi I'm 17, and have had my period since I was 9. They have always been super heavy flow, and I know when I'm about to get it because the day before or first day I get cramps, headaches, nasuea, lower back pains. I literally get sick to the point of fevers sometimes. I need to go to a doctor, but since my family moves around we haven't been able to set up an appointment. I, like some of the other people who have commented, get either severe diarrhea or constipation. Sometimes I can't even eat or sleep because I'm too busy trying not to throw up/ dry heave. I've tried most of the usual, warm pads, acupuncture, crying, changed my diet, etc. This is becoming an extreme problem in my daily life, but I can't help but wonder how I will deal with this in college? I also love to travel, and this greatly impairs my ability to do so. Are there any suggestions?

January 22, 2017 - 10:48pm
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hey im 15 and have had my period since 11 1/2 and it was always regular till this past half a year its 1:47 a.m my lower stomache hurts so bad im about to start crying! it feels like period stomache cramps but worst and i had my period 2 weeks ago and it hurts so bad and i dont have my period right now and i might be constipated but im not sure but i cany sleep and im exausted and hurt sooooo bad and p.s ive always had bad periods and this has been like this for 3 days and im on my 4th day and i feel like i havta use the restroom and now its 2am and im in the bathroom with a bad stomache ache and bottle of warm water on my stomache and baths dont help! im scared something could be wrong

January 15, 2017 - 12:56am
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I'm 13 and I've had my period for over a year and a half. I get extremely bad cramps, and I can't swallow pills. I don't know what to do. I've tried exercising , hot baths, curling up in a ball, heating pads, eating healthy foods, drinking lots of water, crying, ect. and nothing seems to help. Does anyone have any ideas? I told my mom and she told me everyone goes through this.. like I know that , but I still want it to go away. She also doesn't want us taking birth control bc of the fact that it can cause problems later on in your life.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

January 11, 2017 - 11:10am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Try using liquid medication and lie down in a ball.
They should go away in about 20 minutes

March 16, 2017 - 12:37pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I also get really bad cramps sometimes on my period to the point where I can barely get out of bed. What I do is just take some painkillers but since you said you can't pop any pills then try using a heating pad. I've used it and it works very well. For me, the fetal position doesn't work whilst I'm on my period. I normally lie down on my back and lift my legs so they're bent. Then, I take my heating pad and try to sleep for 15-30 minutes. This helps a lot! One more thing, try to watch your salt, caffeine and dairy intake too. You could always eat some dark chocolate while you have your heating pad on your tummy too!

February 26, 2017 - 3:26pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

The thing you should do is go to a doctor. They might give you prescription pills that are not birth control. Also, yes, everyone goes through this, but there is a limit. You know your pain best, and it sounds like you should seek medical attention. Pain might be just really bad cramps, but might also show underlying problem.

January 11, 2017 - 3:45pm
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Hi I'm 14 i started my when I was 11 when I was 12 I developed bad cramps to the point where sometimes I have been to thw hospital i have had a scan that came back clear i have had mefanamic acid i am on the pill i have had most pain killers and i dont know what to do
Please help

January 8, 2017 - 12:09pm
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Im 14, lying in bed at 6:38am crying from pain I started my period when I was 11, I don't want to wake anyone up in my house let alone love from the pain, someone please tell me something that will make this go away fast please!

January 1, 2017 - 4:41am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Did you ever find something to help you?

January 14, 2017 - 2:52pm
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I'm only 16 years old and I started when i was 13. During this time I've suffered from strong period pain along with nerve damage (which really isn't fun). Here are a few things I do to completely kill the pain.
-start doing excersises a couple of days prior to period and (if you can) during the period.
-take primrose oil
-strech the abdomen (probs not saying that right) a way to do this is to lie down on your back and push one of your legs back as far as you can then push your abdomen upwards.
-pain killers. Obviously! There is one thing I really want to say about this. Panadine is commonly prescribed to people with severe menstral pain. Don't use it. I'm not an expert and I'm not a doctor but i can say one thing, panadine is very addictive and incredibly dangerous, I won't go into detail but I have experienced this and it is horrible. Please talk to a professional about a better choice of pain removal which doesn't include dangerous substances such as codine.
-hot water bottles
-lots of water
-avoid caffeine and carbs
-relax (if you can)
And.... that's about it! I'm not a professional but I hope these help!

December 23, 2016 - 1:40am
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