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Girl Pain

Cut to spare the guys on my list.



*whimper* Someone make it stop. I used to have cramps really bad as a kid, and then it went away. Lately, it's starting to come back with a vengeance. This concerns me. I don't want to have to take off work once a month to deal with this. I try to get through the day that it's the worst, but I can barely concentrate on anything, and what's more - work is boring so it doesn't even keep me distracted.

*whimper*

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jacobine
Dec. 6th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
Ow. Know the feeling. Mine were always nausea, run-fever and be white as a sheet painful.

Best suggestion: birth control pills. If you're not on them and can take them.... At least for me, it put me down to only very minor discomfort where advil kills it no problem.

Otherwise, well... advil (or your painkiller of choice) and those disposable heating pads that stick to your skin/clothes are good things.
rathess
Dec. 6th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
I won't insult you by even implying I understand, but you have my sympathy. My wife, adelinfdm, has experienced the same thing. The restrengthening of her period beginning with symptoms that make us suspect she is menopausal now (hot and cold flashes especially).

Best of luck with your situation,
Your friend, Rathess (aka Aelfin)
astalavista
Dec. 6th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
I had absolutely no cramps while on the birth control pill, and my period worked like a clockwork. I could almost predict the minute I would get my period. If that's an option, I can recommend it.

My menstrual pain varies. Some months it's horrible on the first day and I want to curl up and die, other months it's just a faint pain in the background that I can block out.

*snugs*
nynrose
Dec. 6th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC)
I've never been on birth control. I've never needed it really for anything. My period is clockwork. It only lasts somewhere between 3-4 days a month, and it goes away. If I don't have to take a drug to fix this, I'd prefer not to. I don't even like taking fever reducers or pain killers if I don't have to.

It's only been doing this recently, so I think I'll wait things out and see.
bludiscus
Dec. 7th, 2004 05:38 am (UTC)
I know you're reluctant to take medicine for this, but you're suffering needlessly. If you don't want to be on the pill (which I highly recommend, as it's made vast changes in the tolerability of my own period), then you should start taking ibuprofen a day before you expect your period to arrive. Preventive. Also, I've heard that increasing your calcium intake can help a lot with various PMS symptons.
rathess
Dec. 7th, 2004 06:40 am (UTC)
Maybe I don't belong on this thread (wrong gender, but I've always been close to my girl friends (not meaning girlfriends, but just friends who are girls - for clarification)... I have to agree with bludiscus on this one, exploring the option of medication isn't necessarially a bad thing. I'd suggest you talk to your OB/GYN about the issue and see what they suggest; then find out if there are any common side effects that you simply couldn't live with before agreeing to take it. Believe me, I was at one time medicated for ADD and it let me learn skills to cope - my whole family has it and now I am the only one not medicated! (I was the first one diagnosed with it, though.)
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