(Closed) What do you do for awful awful cramps?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have cramps that unbearable only when I’m not on the Pill… in that case, I usually take a hot bath, get some exercise, and/or have some chocolate (I know, I’m terrible but vegan chocolate cupcakes are my absolute favorite.) 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I also only get terrible cramps when I’m not on the pill but I swore by a hot water bottle on the tummy, and then a little light exercise if you feel up to it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

For the future, go to the doctor and get Motrin 800, it’s awesome! It does take awhile to work though (like 2 hours – awful mid-cramps!) so the best thing is to take it before the cramps even start.

So sorry, I know that hideous, nauseating pain, it’s just terrible!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

My mom makes these rice bag things, basically it is like a pillow made out of thick material (like canvas) filled with rice. You pop it in the microwave and warm it up and then place wherever it aches. When it gets cold you just rewarm it!

As far as medicine I have no advice because even with the worst of pains I refuse to take even a Tylenol :p

PS. Motrin 800 is just the equivalent of 4 regular over the counter Ibuprofin (I have a heart condition and get prescribed 800mg motrin for it sometimes and its no different than the OTC stuff).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

lily and Sapphire, you are far stronger women than me! I can barely stumble to the medicine cabinet in the midst of hideous cramps, and you guys are exercising! You are toughies!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Heating pad, pain reliever and curling into a ball and crying?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Heating pad!  Or take a hot bath.

Also, this doesn’t help for this time, but it might work better to take an Aleve/Midol/Advil as soon as you have a TWINGE of a cramp, then continue to take another every 4-6 hours for the rest of the day.  

Hope you feel better soon!!!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I seriously love extra-strength Midol.  I get horribly debilitating cramps as well and if I take Midol right before my period is supposed to start then I can trick my body and I won’t end up having cramps at all because I jump the gun.

Also, try a Magic Bag.  These have really helped me as well.  

Hope they go away soon!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I get bad bad BAD cramps too.. throwing up bad. Heating pad and Advil/Motrin/Pamprin. And then I have this wonderful herbal stuff that works wonders but doesn’t have a real name, I buy it at SCA events.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I could never exercise with terrible cramps. No way.  My usual method is to roll on my bed, moan, scream, punch the pillow, and have someone bring me lots of Advil (it’s the only pill that works for me on cramps) while I rely on a hot water bottle for fleeting warmth and comfort.  If I can make it there, I sit in the bathtub and turn the shower on hot with its heaviest flow setting, and let it hit my abdomen.  And cry.  And hope I can fall asleep.

The screaming actually makes me feel a lot better. Try it, I swear.  It’s okay to be a wuss every once in a while.  Cramps really, really suck.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Everyone says a heating pad, but my problem always is that if I have terrible cramps the heating pad does help but my body also starts to overheat because it is just on overdrive. Sooo I usually lay in bed with a heating pad, but with a fan on my face at the same time.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely don’t exercise at the peak of cramps.  Like I said, me and the couch with a hot water bottle.  But, I find once they’re just regular cramps again exercise can help not get worse again.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Heating pad, Midol, and hot chamomile tea.  When I used to have really bad cramps I would lean over a kitchen stool so it pressed on my stomach but I am not sure that is good advice, lol, I think any pressure relieves the cramps though.

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