Woman TMI question

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Fran27, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You'll probably have to do some experimenting, Fran, maybe even come up with your own "cocktail" from all the different suggestions :) They all work -- just not universally, and sometimes they quit working and you have to try something else, or add something else to the mix.
     
  2. Zoom

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    I'd suggest seeing a chiropractor, odd as that sounds. This is the first period I've had in a while where I haven't even had to take Advil and I've been getting adjusted 3x a week since my car wreck.
     
  3. Jenne

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    I get really bad cramps myself and a heavy flow. I use Aleve because it's the only OTC that works, though my doctor has given me stronger medications, I'd prefer to start with the OTC first. Other than that I use hot baths and a heating pad. It allows me to function, but they are still pretty bad, but at least I can stand up straight. I might try some of the other suggestions here myself.
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I tried 3 BC pills recently and they were AWFUL. Constant cramps and bleeding. I had one month long period on one. If I go without a pill, I have no periods because of my PCOS.

    I went back to Yasmin. First month and I was regular again. I think it's definitely possible if you only tried 3 pills that there could be one out there that would work for you.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    I am LOL if i had the money & the insurance right now i would get my tubes cut, i mean we are careful (we use condoms & make sure we use them correctly since i cant take the pill). I knew from early on that i wasnt the child type hell I'm barely maternal enough to nuture puppies much less a human baby.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Ibuprofen never worked for me. Only Alleve works for the cramps.

    If you can't take anything right now, try wetting a washcloth with warm water and putting on your stomach to help ease the cramps. You can heat the washcloth up (very careful so it's not too hot) in the microwave when it cools off.
     
  7. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    I have pcos, and had AWFUL periods. I wouldn't go to school for that week. I would cry from the cramps no matter what medication I took. I eventually got high dose Ibuprofen, which would dull the pain for a few hours, but it's so unhealthy to take that all of the time. My body began to associate Ibuprofen with periods. I swear. I would take one for a headache, during a time when I was not at all supposed to get my period, and suddenly I'd have it! Very weird.

    Eventually I started taking BC (it took a few trials to find one that worked for me) and I took it every day to prevent getting any periods. So awesome!!! I did that for years with no side affects, and no periods at all. My doctor told me to stop taking it for a couple weeks a year to have one period just to make sure everything was normal. I got pregnant WHILE taking birth control constantly, and despite being told I would never be able to get pregnant, so I don't think it hurt my chances at all.

    Our bodies are NOT designed to endure constant periods through out our lives. Especially not horrific, painful periods! We're designed to have baby after baby, to breast feed for years and not get our periods, then to get pregnant again and repeat the process. You should definitely do something to ease your pain and discomfort, there are so many options out there that don't have impact on your long term fertility.
     
  8. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Heating pad + Aleve + Lots and lots and lots of water does the trick for me..
     
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    I'd see a doctor. A friend of mine has the same thing and they found an anomaly in her blood and she's meeting with a specialist at Vanderbilt.
     
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    I take 3 ibuprophen (600 mg) every two hours for my first two or so days, usually about 5 or 6 doses, then gradually taper it down depending on how bad it is (I finally found a 1000 capsule bottle at the store ;)). The worst is at night, the cramps wake me up once or twice a night, and I have to get up and get another dose of ibuprophen (which I can't take on an empty stomach so I have to eat a piece of bread or something too). Very annoying, but I'm grateful that at least it's not so bad when I take the ibuprophen.
     
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    After I had a couple of my kids my cramping ect went away, my periods were like 3 days long. I then had my tubes tied..and my periods went back to awful! Heavy bleeding, nasty cramps ect. I've heard from other women of the same thing happening so be cautious with getting your tubes done!
     
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    I've been on a particular type of BC for a while and it works out great for me. This last month I decided to just start the next pack immediately because I didn't want to have to deal with a period for various reasons.

    Guess who just had a month-long period? :wall:
     
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    Before I got on BC my cramps were really bad I would take 3 alieve every 4 hours the first 2-3 days of my period for YEARS. Now I have stomach ulcers, and I think it also got to the point I had taken it so much it didn't help as much. The best was when I had pain killers left over from having my teeth pulled, I would save them and use them for cramps and that helped so much more.
     
  14. Fran27

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    I got that pain killer prescription last year but it was just knocking me out, so I try not to use them too much...
     
  15. MericoX

    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    Aleve (naproxen) IMO is one of the best things to take for pain/muscle aches. I got a Diva Cup for this go around and I'm on day 2 of my cycle and it's SO AWESOME.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    It's amazing thr amount of tissue & blood they say you lose but it seems like a lot more then hat.
     
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    I need to get better about taking red raspberry.

    I have similar symptoms, super heavy (way TMI but its heavy enough that at times I can stand in the shower and clots just fall out continuously), very painful cramps, exhaustion, and headaches. I take 4 ibuprofen about every 4 hours which is NOT good and have been doing that since I was a young teen.

    I went on BC for them but they always came back after several months or so, like my body acclimated to the hormones and reverted to normal. Honestly, especially as I am older (32) I dont feel comfortable taking BC.....but I need to do something.
     

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