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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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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Sleep on your stomach it so how helps

August 20, 2015 - 5:22pm
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Anonymous

What I find helpful is lying on my bed or sofa completely straight .I know if this happens at school you can't exactly do that, but try and straighten your body as much as possible. I hope this helps. Xx

August 13, 2015 - 11:15am
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Anonymous

I'm on my period right now and just got blasted with painful cramps. I have know idea what to do because I'm 14 and heating pads and pills don't work cause they take to long. When I have a heating pad it only takes the pain off a little. I'm not sure if I should ask my mom about taking birth control, but the pain keeps getting worse and is bringing me to tears and I'm running out of options on what to do. Anybody have any suggestions?

July 26, 2015 - 5:19pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I know what you guys mean! I would recommend trying feminax, it works so well and really fast! You can also get the re-usable hand warmers which you can just fit in you tights or whatever you are wearing, instead of a hot water bottle as it's more discreet. Deep breathing can help when you are in lessons, also gently massaging your back or tummy relieves the pain. That's all I've got but I hope it can help you.

August 8, 2015 - 9:11am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am on my period right now and I am 21. The pain i can't even deal with it. I feel like someone is kicking me in my stomach over and over and it won't go away. I tried crawling in a ball and squeezing myself so tight and I can't stop crying and being comfortable. I am extremely tired but this pain has put me on blast. I took some pills and that has not helped me. I threw up because the pain is literally killing me. I don't know what to do

August 9, 2015 - 11:10pm
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Anonymous

i know what you guys mean. My cramps where so bad that i couldn't sit straight through class so i had to go to the office and go home. I'm not able to take pills either because my body just won't allow me to swallow them. i have to sit with really bad cramps all day and not take anything. I've missed my period for three months and it just started again last night. the flow is really heavy and i can't take it. I'm in an office and i down know what to do about my cramps. help?

July 1, 2015 - 10:27am
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Ik what you mean I want to live a daily life as well, but my cramps are hurting so bad that I can't walk or eat... I tried ibuprofen but it didn't work either... So I'm really worried about me... BTW I'm 12 years old

June 22, 2015 - 1:46pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Don't worry I am going through it right now. You just need to sit down and relax and try to go to sleep if you can't try walking around your neighborhood. Talk to some of your friends to calm down.

June 27, 2015 - 8:35am
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Anonymous

This doesn't exactly get rid of extremely bad period pains, but it has help me lessen the pain. STOP WEARING TAMPONS. Unbelievable that tampons would increase pain right? I have an incredibly heavy flow so I used to use both pads and tampons at the same time, until one day i was sitting in class and the pain i was feeling was horrible. I had my head down just holding my stomach. I ran to the bathroom, took out my tampon, and felt immediate relief. Granted i still had period pains through out the day, they were drastically less painful. So if you dont have access to a doctor or tea or a heat pad, it might benefit you to take out your tampon for a while. Im not sure why it helped , but i have noticed that when im cramping, it leads to blood flow; so im thinking that maybe my tampon was just retaining the blood, therefore causing pain. I've yet to go see the gyno, but I really think I should and you should as well if you have pains like what we also experience.

June 3, 2015 - 12:59pm
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hello my name is Destiny Whitehair i am having really bad cramps because im on my peroid but i need some ideas for it can any one give me anyy

Thank you destiny whitehair

February 11, 2015 - 11:11am
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