(Closed) Anyone Else Have God Awful Periods?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I have horrible cramps as well and the only thing that I have found that works for me is Tums.  I dont know the logic behind it but it works for me.  I’m sorry they are such a PITA.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Aleve and Midol and lots of caffeine… and a glass or two of white wine.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Mine were really bad before I went on the pill at 14 (I’m talking excruciating, double-over cramps, bleeding for weeks straight, etc.). They’re still not fun, but they’re tolerable. They’ve gotten worse lately, and my doctor thinks I might have endometriosis (having exploratory surgery in like two weeks to check for it), so hopefully I’ll have some answers soon!

When I have bad cramps, I invite one of our cats to lay on my tummy. The heat and pressure really helps.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Heating pad + wine + Midol + hot bath = My periods don’t TOTALLY suck.

Without any of those things, I’m a big baby. :/ They’ve always been terrible and progressively got worse. They are also, wonderfully sporadic. (Sarcasm) I have PCOS, so I’m on BC to help with the cramps. They’re still terrible though.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am experiencing the same thing.  Now that I’m getting higher in my 20’s, my periods have become AWFUL.

These are my symptoms:

– Nausea

-Migraines

– Diarreha

– Cramps

– Vomiting

I have to take off work every month – I don’t even try to hide the fact that it’s my period from my boss.  It’s getting really awful.

Post # 8
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684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 Actually after having my first baby my periods have really toned down. As a teen they were down right horrid! BC really did help ALOT!

 

@AmeliaBedelia: I don’t mean to thread jack but I have been meaning to say this to you: Just so you know I absolutely LOVE AmeliaBedelia! Her books were the first I remember reading and I have so many good memories reading them with my mom when I was little. I never really heard of anyone else reading them. Oh I would love to get some of those books again! Ok I’m done…hehe

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@KateByDesign: ugh. I hear that. I was the opposite though. I had all those symptoms when I was younger and they’ve been getting better as I get older. They still are worse than a lot of women I know, but I am so happy I haven’t had to vomit over cramping for quite a few months now.

I truly sympathize for you though! I never found anything that helped it either…

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@MissFlipFlops: Maybe after kiddos I won’t need the wine. 😉 And thank you. I surprisingly (to me) get a lot of comments/compliments on my screen name. haha. I loooove the books. It was my nickname too, but I plan on having a full set of the books for my future kiddos. You know, the ones that are going to help tone down the cramps? 🙂 See it’s related. No threadjacking here.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I used to get horrible gut-wrenching cramps. Hot water bottles did nothing, the only thing that helped was taking lots of Advil as soon as I felt the first twinges. Otherwise I’d be bed-ridden in a cold sweat for hours. I don’t know why, but they’ve gotten a lot better in past years.

Maybe it was because I started taking BC pills, but even off the pill my periods are much less unpleasant.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My periods have NEVER been bad, BUT then I had my daugher and oh my jesus they are horriblenow. I have cramps really bad, I get nauseated, have horrible mood swings, and my period last longer now. At first I though oh my body is just thrown off from giving birth itll go back to normal. Welp nope that was three years ago. 🙁

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes I did and it was because of endometriosis.  I’m now on BC continuously so I don’t get periods anymore.

Even though your mom had a problem with blood clots, I would look into BC now.  The new pills have a lot less estrogen in them than the ones our parents used to take.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I used to have horrible periods.  Terrible, horrible, I don’t know how I made it through college dealing with them.  I was hesitant to go on BC because I’ve had migraine issues in the past, but my doc put me on a super low estrogen pill and its been amazing.  My cycles are finally regular and the cramping is much better than in the past.  I also don’t get many of the other typical symptoms like bloating and what not. 

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