(Closed) I forgot how much cramps suck…

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Word. I rarely have cramps since going on bc, but this past month….ugh. At first I didn’t even recognize that I was having cramps. I was like, “God, why do I feel so disgusting and nauseated and what’s with the stomach ache? Am I getting sick? …Oh. Cramps. Damn.” ^_^

I always eat like crazy when I have cramps, though, because somehow I got this notion that if I eat something it’ll settle my stomach. It has a 50/50 success rate for me. 😛

Post # 4
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I dunno, but i definitely sympathize! I take vicodin for my cramps. They make me stupid, but at least I can function =(. Hopefully it kicks in soon! Otherwise, maybe going for a walk would help or some heat? I always found heat the most soothing, but it barely takes the edge off.

Post # 5
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Boo! I have terrible cramps too, it sucks when I’m at work b/c I’m helpless, but at home I use an electric blanket & that helps.

Post # 6
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I dont know if you’ve tried this, but one of the only things that provides much relief for my killer cramps is a heating pad. I have one of those aromatherapy ones that you heat up in the microwave (filled with rice) but you could try any other kind of heating pad as well, including those disposable ones you can buy at the store.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also just stopped taking birth control about 2 months ago..and now the cramps have begun when i get my period. HORRIBLE. My doctor prescribes me “naproxen” aka Aleve and i take three at a time (i know a lot but its ok according to my doctor) and it usually does the job. There is no cure for my sensitivity and sometimes downright bitchiness…but i guess Teddy and I just have to deal with it!

Post # 10
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521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

have you tired ThermaCare Mentstrual cramp relief? They are like the back wraps from thermacare but are for your stomach area. they work wonders and you can be active with them as well (instead of the heat pad where you are bound to the cord)

I love them and usually I take Naproxen because Midol makes me sleeeeeeppppyyy..*yawns*

Eating usually helps a little and being active (walking) is supposed to help as well.

Post # 11
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hate cramps!! Mine usually arent too bad except for the first and second day of my period. I cant take bc because im factor Iv deficient, and its a high risk for blood clotting. Exercise is really the only thing that works for me. Yoga and running really help prevent bad cramps. As weird as that sounds its true.

Post # 12
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5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh, that sucks! I just went off mine, too so I can relate!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

my cramps got worse after going off the pill, but there were even worse symptoms

I have heard about cramps, though, that there are wayt to prevent them, not just cover them w/ drugs…I never remember to do them, though, but some say it is take ibuprofen ‘x’ # of days before your pd, and I think there are some vitamins that help, too. 

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