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I Hate Menstrual Cramps

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    It Kills to Know I'm Going to Have My Period!!!

    I'm going to be  a senior in High school, and in the past, I've had to leave work and school because of my servere cramps. when i'm at home i make my siblings hit my leg and step on my back to cure it. But guess what? I doesnt help. In the past six years, i've been rushed to...
    dfv00 dfv00 18-21 1 Response Aug 26, 2009

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    I Hate Them But I Can Live With Them

    I swear that I have the worst cramps now that I have gone off the pill. I went on the pill when I was 16 years old. I had bad cramps back then but when I went on the pill I had no problem.  It's been over 10 years that I have been on the pill and about 3 months ago, I went...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2008

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    Cramps Suck!

    I've dealt with cramps for many years now.  I've tried it all, from ibuprofen, heat packs, teas, herbs, exercise, and birth control pills (although the pill made me gain 30 pounds in 2 months, so I got off of that quick!).  My family in Korea sent me this new product...
    aeli aeli 31-35 1 Response Jan 26, 2009

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    Like I Am Being Stabbed

    It feel like I am getting stabbed in the lower abdomen and it travels all the way down to my vag. Any touching in that area make stabbing pains happen. :(
    SneKate SneKate 22-25, F Mar 10, 2013

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    Grumble, Moan, Whine, Cry...

    I hate this time of the month! I'm crabby, I'm cranky, and I'm weepy. I want to throw a brick at someone's head (mainly my ex's for being a world class ***) and I want to throw up! Ugh, I feel so terrible; I keep waiting for that little alien guy to pop out of my stomach. Going...
    Rosalinn Rosalinn 36-40, F Jun 25, 2012

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    3rd Night In A Row, I Just Want To Sleep!!!

    Yes I'm posting this at 3 in the morning and yes this is the 3rd night in a row that Im praying to the advil and heating pad gods. The only God that exists in my world during my period because surely a fair and just god wouldnt play such a horrible joke on women every freaking...
    stormiistar stormiistar 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    This Is Ridiculous!

    It's been a while since someone has posted something but as I am in agony right now I thought this was the perfect time to write. Every since I started my period. Nothing for the pain has ever worked, not midol, not pamprin, aleve, tylenol, etc. So I had to go to my Gyn and she...
    asimpson86 asimpson86 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    Hate It...

    i have had menstrual cramps for the longest time...they are so horrible. when i get them i really can not move, i feel nauseous, my back hurts, my head hurts, its everything, i just hate them. when i was on birth control, the cramps had stopped completely it was wonderful...but...
    nuncie nuncie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I Cannot Deal With Pain

    I'm 20 years old and I cannot deal with menstrual pain at all I've always had it so incredibly bad that I cannot bare it. The pain doubles me over nothing works I've tried every remedy I took a hot bath today that was so hot it burned my skin. I took 4 IB Profen and several hours...
    menstrualpain menstrualpain 18-21 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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    Nightmare On Period Street

    I'm almost 27 I got my first period 15 years ago in the beginning the cramps made me feel so uncomfortable that I prayed for relief to come soon because it was driving me crazy each month. When I was 17 the pain became unbearable I'd go pale in the face, sweating, cramps would...
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    Ease Cramps With E

    I am reading an article in a magazine and it says: Taking 200 IU of vitamin E twice daily 2 days before and 3 days during menstruation can ease cramps.  In a study of 278 teenagers with a history of problem periods, supplement takers had fewer than 2 hours of cramps per cycle...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    Grrrrr

    I'm always in so much pain. I hate it so much. I always just want to stay in my room on my bed for the whole time but I can't because for someone reason I can't keep still for very long when the pain is the worst. I feel like I have to keep moving around. Sometimes I feel really...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    Cramps Ruin My Life 2-3 Days Each Month

    Hello everyone. I started my period when I was 10 years old while in church during EASTER service (wearing a white lace dress) The first thing I noticed while sitting in the pew was that my stomach hurt REALLY BAD. I went to the bathroom & lo & behold...I got my period...
    L0VE L0VE 26-30 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    It's Very Annoying.........

    I mean, like women don't go through enough CRAP, now we have to put up with our ovaries using us as punching bags. Hey, I didn't ask for the baby makers. Mahahahaha!!! Actually, mine aren't that bad. I deal with it. Bellyache & all, then move on & get it on (after I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2009

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    Dear God Help Me..

    I don't get pains often, but when I do... I get them hard.You all just don't understand. It's like a pressure or ball of pain in the very center of your pelvis. You can't reach it, can't massage it, can't touch it, can't do anything about just short of meds, but most of those...
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F 1 Response May 9, 2012

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    I Hate This -__-

    Usually I can feel when my menstrual cycle's about to start so I try to prepare myself but it never works. My cramps hurt so much that every time I walk I look like I just got shot in my stomach. I especially hate it when I have to go to school and it feel's like I used the...
    WholeLotOfThis WholeLotOfThis 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    Doubled Up

    The first day is always the worst for me. I'm often doubled up in pain. This morning I came on so I have been in agony off and on all day. Luckily I persuaded my boss to let me come home early today. I couldn't face doing my full shift. I'm making up the hours on my day off but I...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Sep 27, 2007

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    Fainting

    So I tried to spend the day with my best friend at a theme park. Got my period 1 hour before we were suppose to leave and didn't take any notice of it. 3 hours later I was being carried off in a wheelchair through the theme park with my best friend by my side while everyone in...
    xgdc2kk97z xgdc2kk97z 16-17 Jun 10, 2010

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    My Menstrual Rant

    Simply calling them menstrual cramps is just to nice, they should be renamed.. Pain from the bowels of HELL. Not only do I have to deal with the constant knife slowly churning in my gut, I also have to deal with the two knives in my lower back, the hammer beating down on my...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 21 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I Am Having Horrible Cramps

    I just started two days ago and I have horrible cramps to where I can't move I scream if I do move I've been getting them every five minutes and I am 15 I don't know what to do it hurts so bad that I freak out when 5 minutes is up another hits please help
    byu2 byu2 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2013

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    It Feels Like I'm Dying

    I have always felt a lot of pain on the first days of my period, but over the past months the pain has increased SO MUCH! Not only it is worse, I have been feeling it for weeks, instead of days. A week or so before I actually get my period it starts, every morning I wake up...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    I Hate Cramps - Especially When It Is My Baby Having Them!

    my sweet 8 year old child seems to be going thru pre-PMS. she has bloating, cramps, migraines, just no actual flow yet.  she cries and holds her head, her tummy, and has to wear sweat pants cuz jeans hurt and are toooo tight! all to well do i recall the agony of that time...
    SierraStJames SierraStJames 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 10, 2007

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    I Want A Hysterectomy

    I have been saying "I want a hysterectomy" since I've first had my period. I got it when I was 14 or 15 and it was terrible. It felt like a bunch of needles was stabbing my lower abdomen over and over. I asked my mom if that was normal and she said yes. Ever since I have had...
    MechanicalBunny MechanicalBunny 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Ughhhhhhh

    I hate my period, I feel so weak,so tired, I hate the cramps, so painful. Ughhhhh.
    TheInnerKid TheInnerKid 16-17, F Apr 28, 2013

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    Worst Pain of My Life

    I am in so much pain some months that I get diarrhea, hyperventilate, feel nauseous and/or really want throw up (but I can't), get headaches and tend to bite people's heads off.  Motrin IB, taking the maximum dosage (3 caplets) every 6 hours at the recommendation of my...
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    Is Running A No No For Cramps?

    been having severe cramps today. Unlike previous months, the cramps today have been so tense and flow quite heavy. Was wondering what's caused the difference this month - the most probable answer is running and no swimming. I have been training for upcoming marathon and in the...
    dyoga dyoga 26-30, F Oct 18, 2009

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    Sooo in pain right now

    and i dont have pills!!! :'(
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Soon To Be Gone

    I am going to be start depo provera for my cramping. I have been holding out on doing something because I had been trying to get pregnant. Now I found out that my husband is a cheater and a liar and I am currently recovering from a probable std/sti. I have no intention of...
    loves2paint loves2paint 31-35, F Oct 2, 2011

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    I wish I was a boy during this time.

    I pop pain killers like its candy
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 18-21, F Dec 24, 2013

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    Just Going Through The Days....

    i obviously hate menstrual cramps...it feels like i am being held down against my will and someone is putting a knife in my abdomen slowly. i don't use birth control....and i don't use pills to get rid of it because when i take Advil or Tylenol...i get really bad headaches. i...
    meris24 meris24 16-17, F Nov 25, 2011

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    Ugh, Cramps.

    I always get lower back pain in stead of stomach cramps which I've only had once. I take 2 Aleve a day for my cramps which takes at least 2 hours to start but it's totally worth it! I try to stay active and ignore the pain which works too. I use pads and not tampons. I'm also 36...
    mekello mekello 36-40, F Jul 3, 2012

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    Help Please .......

    HI    Iam writing this for my cousin. she's in her twenties and she have this horrible mensural cramps, well she has irregular periods and diagonised with pco . she is being suffering for sooooooooo long and she always have this stomach ache . she went to soo many doctors but...
    arigatouist arigatouist 18-21 Jan 16, 2011

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    Well, Of Course.

    This group seems rather rhetorical for the woman that essentially enjoys cramps is much beyond me. My period has always been quite short. It only lasts for the majority of a span of three days, and out of the more common five-eight day cycle, I feel relatively lucky. However...
    Chasing4flowers Chasing4flowers 18-21, F Aug 21, 2012

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    viamneera viamneera 18-21, F Aug 6

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    Doctors Wives And Daughters Use This For Menstrual Carmps.

    Hot Hands & Hot Feet: ( They're hand warmers about 2 1/2 " by 3" in an orange pack usually that you shake and the chemical reaction of powder inside keeps pack warm for 6 to 8 hours...you put them inside mittens to keep warm...I've used them for years, you can get them at the...
    flower4321 flower4321 56-60 Oct 14, 2012

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    Ugh!

    I have this teddy bear filled with rice that I made when I was little.  I stick him in the microwave and heat him up.  Then he just sits on my tummy and it slowly eases some of the pain.  However, its not ever enough.  I really get angry because as women we...
    starxchild starxchild 22-25, F Aug 11, 2008

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    Irregular.... Ouch!

    i have been irregular for years, often going 2-3 months between periods.  i am glad to not deal with the mess every single month...  but when it comes, i absolutely die from cramps!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2007

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    Don't Give A Fuhk

    I managed to get outta bedPut some clothes on And brush my headGrab some extra tamponsI'd rather stay at home insteadI came on into work todayeff it, if Ima feel ill I'll let the ***** out to playmaybe open up my happy pillsmuscle relaxersxanaxcodeine and moreswallow them downI...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 17, 2011

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    Should I Get Help??

    I got my first period when I was 15, and from my 4th cycle it got bad. Day 1 is super heavy, I use a super tampon and regular pad with wings and I bleed through the tampon in an hour and a half and there is enough blood on the pad that it needs to be changed too, my pains go from...
    GymGal95 GymGal95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    The Walking Human Corner

    yeah, I walk around looking like a human corner, bent over at the waist...its really bad! The only thing that can take care of it is a nap!
    nataliaangel nataliaangel 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2011

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    Surprise Cramp Culprit

    I hate menstrual cramps too. Not funny being a woman at times.  I am reading a magazine and here it goes:  SURPRISE CRAMP CULPRIT.  If you were recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, you may want to get a second opinion - the stomach cramps may actually be due to...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    What Helps Me Is:

    -Tea, no black varieties, non caffeinated, usually green tea -Some *brisk* walking -a *light* lower stomach massage or a firmer lower back massage -a hot shower -a heating pad, hot water water bottle, other things that are externally warm to place on muscles, on both my lower...
    Ariella Ariella 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    It Kills to Know I'm Going to Have My Period!!!

    I'm going to be  a senior in High school, and in the past, I've had to leave work and school because of my servere cramps. when i'm at home i make my siblings hit my leg and step on my back to cure it. But guess what? I doesnt help. In the past six years, i've been rushed to...
    dfv00 dfv00 18-21 2 Responses Aug 26, 2009

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    Loathe !!!

    I can't even move. I can't do anything. It hurts like hell. Welcome to the world of my cramps :( Oh, and medicaments don't work :(  only after half an hour or so...
    nicerain nicerain 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Avoiding Cramps

    I am now on birth control so that I don't need to worry about going through the pain of menstrual cramps every month.  This came as a hard decision for myself as I wanted to have a baby for such a long time. Now I can move on and try to earn some income into mine and...
    loves2paint loves2paint 31-35, F Feb 23, 2010

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    okay so im so freaking moody I hate pain.

    and periods to the max. so I stay quiet. srry oh my list I wrote in chem class I might put on here but its too long.. and I really wish I had icecream right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mizzcola17 mizzcola17 18-21, F Mar 20

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    Just Tear Out My Uterus.

    Please, just do it. I won't blame you, I will thank you. If I have to suffer another moment of this, I may do it myself. So just take me out of my misery. NOW!!
    Veronica4 Veronica4 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Torture!

    cramps didn't get bad for me until i got off the pill 6 years ago. before that,i rarely had them or heavy periods, then everything went haywire! when they kick in i can't eat or work or move or anything. all i can do is lie in bed. it makes me hate being a woman!
    jerrica jerrica 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Agony

    Im on the coil so on top of all the squeezing and the tearing and the rest theres a little solid t-shape in there RIPPING MY INSIDES OUT. I get physically sick, hot, dizzy, so so upset, and just generally all over the place. Im taken out for days at a time. And it normally lasts...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F Apr 3, 2008

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    Cramps cramps cramps. I feel like im going to puke. I've eaten so much chocolate i look like a beach whale it's fabulous
    megsupermaherio megsupermaherio 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5