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I am 31, and I literally just got my period for the first time last month. Something I can recommend from what feels like my body "making up for lost time," is Pamprin. If you aren't allergic to Nsaids (Non Steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,) it works much better than midol. All of you that are under 18, make sure to ask your pharmacist or doctor or even parents for dosing instuctions. I live in Florida, and when you call a pharmacist here at a retail pharmacy they are usually more than a little bit helpful when it comes to solutions for this as well as alternatives, as in my case, being allergic to most nsaids, as mentioned above. Heating pads are your best friend. If you are driving or a passenger in a car with heated seats, it's extremely helpful for lower back pain and cramps. Showers: getting in a warm shower (not bath, could lead to infection) if you have a detachable shower head you can use it to apply direct pressure and warmth on your stomach. Avoid caffeine, it can thin the blood and you could end up making a trip to the hospital for a blood transfusion. Non-caffeinated tea or constant comment is very helpful. Tummy rubs also help. If all else fails, take a trip to the health department or gyn and explain what is going on. They will be helpful. Another tidbit, if you are on birth control, do not drink orange or citrus because it will make the birth control ineffective.

September 23, 2017 - 11:23pm


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