(Closed) Holy Effing shit!! Please help me with these horrible cramps! :*(

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aleve works best for me.  That an walking around.  I know it feels better to curl up, but stretching out and moving always works for me a little bit.

So sorry you feel so bad 🙁

Post # 4
2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I find that hott comresses help me when I am cramping.

If you have a sandwich bag or plastic bag around, heat up some paper towels and use it as a compress. 


Post # 5
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hardcore asprin regime and walking can help or fetal position can help. Seems like sitting up straight blows.

Can you leave work early to go home for a hot bath and some drugs etc etc?

Post # 6
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Sasha2011: Can you drive somewhere and get midol?  That always helped me.

Post # 7
6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ibuprofen.  You should check with your doctor first, but I always got really bad cramps and my doctor recommended I take 800 mg (4 pills) to combat the pain.

Post # 8
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tranquility: Heat always makes me feel better. Good call on the homemade compress, never had thought of that!

Post # 9
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah can you step out for midol and a Coke? The caffeine overload always made me feel better.

Post # 11
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I got terrible terrible cramping every month before I went on birth control.  Midol worked best in terms of pain meds (but it just kind of took the edge off).  I second the PPs recommendations of a heating pad.

Post # 12
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

Small Aleve? No honey, take at least three of the big Aleve horsepills, preferrably gel caps. I agree with the hot compress. Can you step out, or send someone, to pick up some Thermacare heat patches at Walgreens or something? They work really well.

Post # 13
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Aure:Those patches are worth their weight in gold. And they hide well under clothes.

Post # 14
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

Our cycles are the same =| I got my visitor this morning, as well. But, I have found some great herbal products to help. I live on 800mg ibuprofen for the first three days. Along with that, I drink Yogi Women’s Moon Cycle tea 2 or 3 times a day. In the tea, I put two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and half a tincture full of lady’s mantle (it’s an herb I buy in liquid form). The acv helps to reduce the amount of your flow and shorten it, the lady’s mantle and the tea work to eliminate cramps and shorten flow, too. I know it seems complicated but it is SO worth it! The tea is at WalMart and the lady’s mantle is something I ordered from Amazon.

Post # 15
1278 posts
Bumble bee

After many years of painful cramps the best advice is ibuprofen, heat and caffeine.  It looks like many other have suggested it and you are working on that.  I wish you the best of luck, sometimes cramps can be really bad.  If at all possible take off work early and het home.

It is odd that you usually don’t have painful cramps like this, but if they continue on I would check with your doc, it could be a concern of something bigger or they can help find ways to make it better.  I was prescribed a specefic pain pill to take that worked wonders.  Although, I had them so bad I have (along with my doc) decided to eliminate my period all together.  It will work for now, but down the road when I want to have children it won’t be an option.

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