Worst cramps EVER what can I do?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used to get such bad cramps that I was in bed for two days.  I now take Naproxen (Aleve) and I don’t feel a thing.  It is like a miracle.

Post # 19
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1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I always take 800 mg of Ibuprofen – Tylenol does notwork for me at all.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Aleve works wonders, especially when combined with a heating pad and comfy pj’s. If you always have super bad cramps, I’d check with your doc. My cramps were excruciating, so the only things that helped were prescription strength painkillers and eventually using BCP to just skip periods all together. I know that’s not an option for everyone, though. Hope you are feeling better soon!!

Post # 21
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4867 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PitBulLover: Yeah, that actually does work…

 

And stay away from caffeine! Always makes mine a ton worse.

Post # 22
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I always take 1600 mg Ibuprofen once.  It usually takes care of the cramps (800mg doesn’t work as well).  I will then grab a heating pad or take a hot bath and some hot peppermint tea works well also.

Caffeine makes it work and usually yoga helps to relax the muscles when you stretch.

Post # 23
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84 posts
Worker bee

Hot tea helps too. Herbal tea if you have it. Otherwise even plain hot water helps.

You can hold the mug close to your belly. 

Post # 24
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@twentyeleven: My cramps are horrible as well, and i do the same as u and it hlps, especialy the bath

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper

I know you’re over them now, but keep yourself on Advil throughout your period. My doctor used to prescribe me 400mg pills of Advil and told me to take 2 at once which is 800mg. So that’s still a safe dosage. Heating pads also work to temporarily relieve pain, and I second the bee who said to stay away from caffeine. It definitely worsens the severity of your cramps.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is going to sound a bit “out there” but try eating carbs (jacket potato or something) and having an orgasm really helps (however it happens).

I’m not a big fan of taking pills, so I found a way around it

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

@ksx: I second the orgasm. I know it sounds odd and you’re probably not in the mood- but it totally works. I get cramps that hurt so bad I throw up.

Post # 27
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Wannabee

I have 2 areas of cramps. 1 that I can walk off any day of the week. And 2 (which are becoming more common) that I find myself laying flat on my back in bed and can barely breathe. I can’t move. It hurts so bad I can’t even cry. I would really highly recommend birth control. Also have an ultrasound of your uterus. That kind of cramping deserves medical attention. 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Lol, I have endometriosis and until I was 23 I thought cramps that woke me out of sleep were completely normal! Try buying naproxen in the future. I get prescription strength but they sell it over the counter now too. It is great stuff. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

This is a 6 year old thread. I’m guessing the tylenol kicked in by now…

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