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Period... - March 4th 2009, 03:07 PM

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This is kind of humiliating, but basically when I'm on my period, I don't just get the bad cramps and stomach pain, I get super duper nauseated, and I've even passed out and been close to throwing up. And it's basically not fun, and nothing stops it. I take medicine to help with the cramps I sometimes get, but the nausea just doesn't go away.

I suppose I'm just wondering, is there anything that can make my periods a little less hellish? Preferably not birth control? I would just feel weird taking that, sort of. But I feel so miserable!

Anyone know what I can do?

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Re: Period... - March 4th 2009, 03:13 PM

there are drugs you can take that aren't birthcontrol, i have no idea what they are i'm afraid but i know they exist my friend had what ever sort of migraines you can't take the pill with and has hellish periods and i know she has stuff to take

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Re: Period... - March 4th 2009, 03:36 PM

Have you been to your GP about it? They should be able to prescribe you something that might help to reduce the nausea, if the medicine or pain-killers you've been taken currently aren't helping enough.

Just out of curiosity... why would you feel weird taking birth control? Obviously, it's a personal choice and if you have your own reasons for not wanting to try it then that's fine, but a lot of girls do use it to help with periods and have success.

Talk to your GP about your options, they should be able to give you some help. I don't have consistently bad periods, but on occasion I do and I know it's not a nice thing at all to deal with, so I do feel for you.
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Re: Period... - March 4th 2009, 03:55 PM

I get terrible period pains as well, and several times been sick from pain. A lot of the time I just get on with it though. I also don't want to try birth control (which would probably help my skin a lot too!) as I'm terrified about the weight gain that a lot of people seem to have.

Best thing to do is talk to your GP though, as recommended.
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Re: Period... - March 4th 2009, 04:13 PM

Definitely talk to your gp, because if they are that painful there might be some underlying reason which needs meds other than painkillers, etc to be treated.
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Re: Period... - March 4th 2009, 06:05 PM

To be honest, I used to get really bad cramps and pains during my period and I'd take medications for it, but nothing worked nearly as well as getting on the pill did. A lot of people use birth control simply to make their periods easier, so it's not unusual. Birth control is even handy for clearing up your skin if you break out and stuff. I used birth control for almost a year and I didn't gain any weight. There are some brands that are more likely to make you gain weight than others. It's definitely something to talk to your doctor about and let s/he know your concerns. Just something to think about.

With that being said, for the nausea, you could try Pepto or even sea bands. I'm pregnant and the sea bands work very well for morning sickness, so I imagine they might be able to help you too. You can find them at pretty much any pharmacy or department store.

Periods are just plain out not fun, but luckily, there are some ways to make them a little easier.

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Re: Period... - March 7th 2009, 03:15 AM

I had AWFUL periods for the longest time until i started taking birth control (yazmin) and it made it a lot lighter, but it also made me emotionally ridiculous (i'd start crying randomly and have no idea why and couldn't stop) so then i switched to nuva ring and its PERFECT! no negative side effects, just lighter periods, and much less pms nastiness!
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Re: Period... - March 7th 2009, 03:19 AM

Let's be honest, having your period SUCKS but it really shouldn't be that bad. I really think you should talk to your doctor about this. I had a friend who got REALLY sick during her period and it turned out it was a good thing to talk to your doctor. It's nothing to get nervous about but it's something to consider. My suggestion is you talk to your doctor about. It's not worth being miserable! Hope you feel better!
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Re: Period... - March 7th 2009, 02:17 PM

Hey, I think this fits a little better in General Health so I'm going to move it there

As for my own suggestion, I'd suggest seeing your doctor. My sister has awful periods, but her doctor have her medication that helped and has made them more bareable -- it's not birth control either.

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Re: Period... - March 7th 2009, 04:28 PM

Hey. I can relate. When I'm on my period, my stomach gets really upset. Have you tried Midol? If that doesn't help, you may want to talk to a doctor about it.
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Re: Period... - March 7th 2009, 05:33 PM

Like others have suggested, a trip to the doctors is needed.

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