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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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What I usually do is I would drink hot tea, and just try to relax. Also if the pain gets really bad, just try to take deep breaths in through your nose, out of your mouth. And just try to calm down! I also fill the tub with hot water, and put on soft music to help me relax. And try ibuprofen! They make tiny circular pills, so you should be able to swallow it. Try to take 2 or 3. Also stay away from junk food, and try to eat lots of fruit, and drink lots of water to help ease the heavy flow. I hope you feel better soon! xx

April 1, 2017 - 10:58pm
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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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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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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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So, coming from someone with any irregular period cycleand high pain tolerance, I'm I'm a kind of pickle at the moment. I'm 18 (started my period at 12) and for the past few years I thought my cycle was regulating I've been able to adjust to the pain throughout the years but this time around its unbeilevable. I am aware that I will miss months 2,3 sometimes 5 months without my period but it only happens in times of stress. I have been in a lot of stress lately so I was prepared to start early in the month witch I did but I missed 4 months in a row and now the pain is at the point were the only way I don't feel it is if I walk. I'm not crying from the pain but it's uncomfortable in class. I get easily distracted so the pain distracts me from doing my class work witch is not idel because I'm in my senior year.I have had perfect attendance all year and I'm not ready to miss school as it is what I love. But sitting for long periods of time makes me feel like I'm going to barf. And I feel like I'm distracting the class aswell because they have never seen me like this. I have dance practice tonight so it's not like I can sleep it off. I have a very strict schedule. Plzz help

December 8, 2016 - 10:43am
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Okay ladies I'm almost 20 and I got my periods when I was about 12 and it was hell!! For 4 years straight every month when that time came was cringeworthy for me. I can assure you I am not a drama queen I actually have a relatively high tolerance for pain but this was my dilemma. 2 days prior to getting my periods every month I would bulk on food sooo much because for the next week I was not eating a damn thing. I would throw up anything I tired putting in my system. Meals, tea even dry toast. I would have to starve myself to avoiding throwing up. On a couple of occasions I would throw up so much that I would pass out. Multiple times I have even vomitted the lining of my stomach. I tried pills, natural remedies, the hospitals, ultrasounds you name it I tried it. I would get injections that stop you from vomitting for 6 hours.... Lasts 30 min max on me. No one knew what my body was doing. Four years. Taking hot showers or heating pads only increased my chances of being sick because I would go through hot and cold sweats and get very faint headed and dizzy. The one thing that managed to work for me was the implanon. Ye sit is a contraceptive device but so far I'll get a few cramps every now and than but I can walk and move and not throw up every month. It really is great girls and worth trying.

October 30, 2016 - 8:40pm
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