(Closed) Dealing with killer cramps

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016 - martin\'s valley mansion

Have you tried one of those ovalating test to see when is a good time for you to try? I like the old fashioned way of just attacking him every chance I had until we found out I was pregnant. That was the fun part 

Post # 3
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If its only your first cycles off bcp I wouldn’t worry yet, maybe give it a few more months to see if the edge wears off before seeing a doctor (unless its SO unbearable that you can’t function).

I also went on bcp as a teen because of awful cramps, and I had horrible PMS cramps (and can’t-get-off-the-couch for a day O pain) for the first 5 cycles off bcp, then it dialed back to more normal levels of pain (as normal as PMS gets, hah!  But its to a point where I can pop a Midol and go on with my day).  I was worried about PCOS (especially because of the O pain), but my doctor wasn’t concerned since it went away and didn’t come back.

Post # 5
2449 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had horrific cramps pre and post BC..so my periods while TTC sucked but I don’t have endo or anything, just cruddy luck. Taking the max allowed of Motrin on schedule about 1-2 days in advance of my expected period helped some as did the Thermacare one time use heating patches. I get ovarian cysts so I had a lap to remove one a couple yrs back and they found no endo. 

Clear blue digital OPk’s from Amazon (much cheaper that way), and pre-seed worked for Us. We conceived on Cycle #7 of bc (ended in very early MC) and again on cycle #10 which was last month! 

I’m actually 6.5 weeks pregnant now and have had a surprising amount of cramps- during weeks 5-6, enough to warrant an early ultrasound. Turns it baby is healthy, just uterine/muscle stretching. It’s better now but when you’re pregnant you can’t take ibuprofen or out heat on your belly and Tylenol just doesn’t do it for me. I’m loving heat packs on my back though! 

Post # 6
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

CestTresJolie14:  No tips on getting pregnant (still trying), but I have killer cramps from Endometriosis. I find the best thing to help them is a heating pad and ibuprofren.  (Don’t take ibubropren after ovulation though, as it can hinder implnatation.) If your cramps are that severe, it is not normal. I’d see a doctor if you don’t conceive in 6 months/cycles.

Post # 8
2318 posts
Buzzing bee

Try taking some tylenol a few days before your cycle starts and to the end, that should help.  If you do have endometriosis it is a good thing you were on bcp all these years.  Many women with it are unable to have children because each cycle progressively damages your reproductive system.  Find a GYN that will diagnose you and maybe she can help you conceive faster so you will not be miserable much longer

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  Lokie85.
Post # 9
423 posts
Helper bee

CestTresJolie14:  This can be miserable. This might sound stupid, but make sure you are drinking LOTS of water. Like way more then you think you need. It’s the only thing that takes the edge off for me.

Post # 11
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m a huge fan of this tea. It’s done WONDERS for my cramps as well as my fatigue. 

Post # 12
1430 posts
Bumble bee

I have endo so I know how the cramps can be. Do you have clotting too? I recommend accupuncture. Not only will it help in your TTC efforts but I would have pain free periods.

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