(Closed) Extreme period pain.. please help

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Wish the medical community took this more seriously. Only advice I have is find a female doctor.

Post # 5
1565 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I agree it’s something to readdress with your doctor. For immediate relief, I’ve found that certain pain killers work better on cramps for me than others. Tylenol does nothing, some of the ones specifically designed for ladies do nothing, but I discovered that Aleve works for me. Everyone’s system is different, so if what you’re taking isn’t working for you, try something else.


Post # 6
4090 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

sway0060:  No. Unfortunately the only way to definitely diagnose endo is with a lap surgery. However, it can often be helped with birth control, so it would depend on whether that’s something you want to take (not sure if you’re TTC or plan to soon).

Post # 7
1219 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hot water bottle is more effective than any meds I’ve tried, and I have horrible periods too. mine are due to PCOS But I agree with PPs that you should try a different doctor and try to get to the bottom of it, there might be a solution.

Post # 10
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Apart from endometriosis another possibility you should probably look into with your doctor is the existence of uterine fibroids. I had 4-5 of them and for months the pain during my periods was excruciating. Ultimately, I had to have them removed. An ultrasound might be helpful in this case. Ι am really sorry you are going through this..

Post # 11
656 posts
Busy bee

I found that regular old Advil (ibuprofen) works way better than any other painkillers, and I also take an herbal tincture called crampbark throughout the month and it *greatly* reduces the pain during my period. I’d definitely go to a female specialist or women’s clinic to get checked out for anything more serious too. 

Post # 12
11519 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sway0060:  I find aleve works the best.  Before it was available over the counter in Canada i used to get it by prescription from my doctor.  He had actually advised to take an aleve 24 hours BEFORE I expected my period to help reduce the inflamation early and relax things before the pain started. 

I will often tag-team aleve and tylenol. 

Post # 13
846 posts
Busy bee

sway0060:  I agree it could be caused by fibroids or endometriosis.  Find a new doctor.  Meanwhile,  I suggest Red raspberry leaf tea. The key is the leaf. Drink generous amounts. Use honey as sweetener (if necessary). Avoid regular and substitute sugars.

Post # 14
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

This may not work for everyone, but it’s worked wonders for me. I tend to get pretty bad cramps, and I was tired of taking the pain relievers and wanted to try to find a more natural way to deal with it. My sister recommended this tea to me, and I’m so glad she did!! I usually start to drink it the moment I can feel my period coming on, and I will drink it throughout the first couple of days. It’s really helped me tremendously with the pain, though the taste takes a little getting used to.




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