Post # 1
I went off bc like two months ago because I just didn’t like it. I had been on it for like 2 years or so. Today I woke up with yucky cramps. I would get it while on the pill, but they were definitey “muted” and I could mostly just ignore it. but ugh, not anymore heh. Took some Midol and I *think* it’s starting to kick in. I’m periodically feeling naseous and am afraid to eat. Would that help them go away though? I’ve only thrown up once because of bad cramps though, so idk. I hate being a woman sometimes! (though I’d NEVER want to be a guy lol)
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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 # 8
@Spinning Jenny LOL I thought the SAME thing. In my half awake-ness I was thinking “why does my stomach hurt so bad?” And I fell back to sleep and woke up again and it was still hurting and I was still a little confused and then it just clicked and I was like “oh…” It wasnt so terrible so I was just going to try to get through it, but then it picked up lol Next time, I’m taking Midol or Ibuprofen right from the getgo.
When the time comes for a baby, I was hoping to have a natural birth but if I can barely tolerate my cramps, idk how I can tolerate childbirth lol I’m hoping that since cramps are primarily an annoyance that get in the way of my day, I can convince myself that the pain of labor isn’t so bad because it’s not like I’ll have to be at work or anything
I actually have to head out to work soon, but if they’re still bad by the time I get off I’ll stop by CVS and get a heat pad. I’ve actually never used one! The aromatherapy one sounds divine lol
Post # 9
@Ms Teddy Luckily, usually an ibuprofen and a little nap does the trick for me (or at least it used to) and usually I only have bad cramps the first day and then it’s over with. At least that’s how it was before bc. This is the first period since coming off of it. I was hoping I could go 6 months without like some women do when they stop their pills, but I guess I just wasn’t lucky enough…
Post # 10
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
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
Oh, that sucks! I just went off mine, too so I can relate!
Post # 13
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.
I hope you feel [email protected]
Post # 14
heh, I’m not sure which I hate more, cramps or running :p
Thanks though everyone 🙂 Definitely feeling MUCH better though. Still there, but totally not in the way of anything. Not all curled up in bed in the fetal position or something :p I’ll definitely try the heat pads though next time. Those ThermaCare things sound great! Except when the kiddies hug me or something theyll be like “why is your tummy warm?” lol Maybe I’ll get into some exercise routine or something soon, speed walking maybe. The weather is just so crappy that I hate being outside. I did go on a bike ride with hubby yesterday!
@cannotwait I so hope they don’t get worse! So far it’s been about the same as pre-BC and no other symptoms. Well, my back is a bit sore but I’m not entirely sure that’s period related. It’s better than the headaches I would get while on the pill though! At least ibuprofen will kill the cramps, but sometimes those headaches would still be there even after I woke up in the morning.