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Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:21 PM

Okay so I was never one for period pain and considered myself pretty lucky on that front, well until recently.

Last few months, I have taken to getting period pain especially in the day before and first 2 days of my period and its baadd..Its not that my periods are heavy or anything, just sore!

I tried paracetamol but it didnt really ease it.
So I just wondering if anyone has any tips or what??
And why I suddenly get it when I've had my period from I was 13 and never any pain??

(I know about exercise and that, but I've got a call centrey type job & its not the ideal place for walking and a hot water bottle is kinda hard to hide in work )

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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:26 PM

Hey Mia, I have the exact same problem, My cramps are awful,
if they really are bothering you, go to the doctots who can presribe you a specail type of painkiller designed for period pain, or my friend went on the pill and that helps with period pain apparantly

as does eating bananas i've heard :\
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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:27 PM

Hi

Well i suffer from really bad pains so might be able to help on that one!
I have never tried this myself but foods like bananas and nuts are supposed to help
I personally find that warm foods like soup help if your out because it feels warm and relaxing. When your at home you can take a bath as that relaxes the muscles and use a hot water bottle.

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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:29 PM

You can get little patches that stick to your tummy and heat up which are convinient to wear under your every day clothes and are not noticeable to other people. You can get them from most supermarkets.

Try having a nice warm relaxing bath too. That can really help.

Your body will have probably adapted a lot since you were 13 and sometimes it changes when you get pain. If the pain is really bad and affecting your day to day life then I would recommend you speak to your doctor and they may be able to give you further advice or medicines.

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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:41 PM

If you go to your doctor they will just tell you to take tablets (Pain killers etc.) which doesnt help in the best of times. Try google there is some strange things there that actually work, believe it or not. Eating bananas work while period pain and so does a hot water bottle on your stomach and rolling up into a ball. Well it does for me anyways. Maybe search something along the lines of ' How to make period pains go away or ease' There is somewhere to start


   
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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:52 PM

I used to get them really bad as well. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. That is what helped me because apparently I wasn't getting enough fluids. I know you said it might be hard to hide a water bottle. Why?


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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 09:55 PM

I just drink lots of warm water (sounds gross, huh?) and take a little tylenol. If it gets really bad and neither the warm water nor the painkiller works, I try to sleep with something under my stomach.

Definitely go for the heating strips, no one will see them under a sweater. But make sure they aren't directly touching your skin... that can hurt!


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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 10:30 PM

ughh i can relate i am on my period too and i have always had pain. i ussually eat warm comfort foods like chili or pasta, and i take a hot shower every two hours and i take advil. hope this helps. ohhh and chocolate helps too
   
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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 10:35 PM

Oh my gosh. Period pain is the worst! I've always been one to have crippling cramps. And it suckss. So I've learned all the tips.

The patches that heat up are amazing. Hot water bottles and heating pads always work. Or I love my electric blanket because I always get cold when I get my period for some reason. Taking a hot bath is also nice too. (Get bubbles!!)
Try to stay away from caffeine for some reason it makes it worse.
Excerisice helps too, even though it's usually the last thing on your mind. Getting up and taking a walk around the block can work wonders.

Talking to your doctor if your cramps are too bad works too. Birth control helps because it controls your periods. It helped me a lot. And even shortened my period.

Drink tons of water!

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Re: Period Pain - February 16th 2009, 11:05 PM

I've moved this to General Health where I think it fits better
   
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Re: Period Pain - February 17th 2009, 09:19 AM

I was exactly the same... when I was young I never even had the slightest pain.
Then a couple of years ago it started and just got worse and worse each time.
It did get so bad that I could barely get about of bed and had flu-like symtoms with aching legs and could barely move and walk.
Im on the pill now and it has helped a lot but I still get slight pain.

Things that help for me would be painkillers, hot water bottle, lavender wheat bags (you buy them and put them in the microwave for a minute to warm up... aparently good for back pains and other aches too).
Eating more often... well having small snacks more often and regularly throughout the day helps me keep my energy up which seems to be a big problem for me. (Im sure other people feel the same)
Drinking hot drinks and even having some warm soup is nice.
   
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Re: Period Pain - February 17th 2009, 11:00 AM

I sometimes have it aswell, sometimes I'm lucky and don't get any and other times I can't get out of bed but something that really helps me is sleeping with a waterbottle on my belly. A tad strange I know but it really does help along with a paracetamol. Sucks to be a girl sometimes...


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Re: Period Pain - February 17th 2009, 12:35 PM

brufen 600 usually works for me. and bananas O_0
   
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Re: Period Pain - February 17th 2009, 05:33 PM

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I used to get them really bad as well. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. That is what helped me because apparently I wasn't getting enough fluids. I know you said it might be hard to hide a water bottle. Why?
I meant its kinda hard to hide a hot water bottle
I drink like a fish generally...


Thanks for all the replies anyway, dont think I realised quite how common this was.
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Re: Period Pain - February 17th 2009, 06:38 PM

I get really bad pains, like i actually have to stay at home cause I nearly threw up in school toilets cause I was in so much pain (and at the time i was on painkillers) So Ill have to see a doctor pretty soon.
What I do anyway: hot water bottles, if i start cramping real bad walking around help and then I curl up again, lol. I drink a lot of tea, that helps me =) and I always take painkillers as soon as I notice that it starts to hurt so that it hasnt got a chance of getting really bad.

I did a little research on the internet, this is what I found on various websites:
- Herbal Teas
- Eat nuts, pulses, oily fish and whole grains
- Stay off junk food
- Cut out alcohol
- Get lots of sleep


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Re: Period Pain - February 20th 2009, 10:58 AM

For me it's a combo of hot packs and doing a little exercise called The Cat. It'll relieve the pressure and can be done if you have a few minutes to yourself.
Basically get down on your hands and knees and lean forward so your head touches the ground and your butt's in the air. I know it sounds like solo yoga, but it takes pressure off the uterus so it's a bit of a relief. Just make sure that you're wearing pants when you do it
   
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Re: Period Pain - February 21st 2009, 08:20 AM

when I first got mine... it wasn't so bad... but then like... last year I started getting really baaad pains! I had to have days of school it was that bad...
But I went to family planning and got put on the pill... it really does help lol... well it's done more than just help me lolz... I don't get period pain... well... hardly ever lol
and as a bonus... when ur on the pill if u don't feel like gettin ur period at a certain time (eg pool party) u can just skip ur period or have it the week after

it's greeaaattt loool



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