I Have Painful Periods

For sufferers of painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea 1,328 People

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    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Jul 2, 2011

    (JUSt a warning, this is quite TMI

    and fairly gross. :-) Yeah mine are just terrible. One period in particular was just horrendous. I was at home, second day of period (which is so heavy Canadian Niagara Falls gets jealous) and I was good until like 11 AM and then my mom was like "let's go to the mall, you and...
    humblyhoo humblyhoo
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2014
    marymaciel marymaciel
    16-17, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    Not In the Traditional Sense.

    i never had bad cramping, etc like some of the girls i knew growing up. sure, periods were uncomfortable, but nothing crippling. then over the past year, when my muscle and joint pain has been getting worse and worse, i've started to notice that during "that time of the...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jan 29, 2008
    Christineevee Christineevee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    I love it when I'm on my period the tummy

    cramps everything I love the pain it makes me hornier than ever I'm practically always wet when I'm on my period
    girlwithloadsoffetishes girlwithloadsoffetishes
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    I usually have terrible cramps on the first

    or second day, but i am one of those girls who will just suck it up because i dont like missing then making things up. So i just carry around ibuprofen and carry on with my day
    SexiKitty42 SexiKitty42
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    I love my period, I love how painfully they are

    it's so hot the tummy craps everything I love it I wish it happened more than once a month
    girlwithallsortsoffetishes girlwithallsortsoffetishes
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    Painful Periods

    Every month I get the same pains on the first day of my period. My whole body hurts my feet swell up and my legs hurt when I walk on them. Then my upper body is just aching. For the first day I always go number 2 and while I'm doing that I feel like I'm going to vomit. I tell my...
    Dontworryboutit Dontworryboutit
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 13, 2013

    My cramps are killing me (you know,

    those once-a-month cramps), what shall i do??
    angi26 angi26
    16-17, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    Had 3 candy bars. A bag of chips.

    A sandwich. Chicken. A salad. More chocolate. Fruit. Chocolate covered bananas. Aleve. Soup. Lays. More soup. Pretzels. Fruit. I'm very emotional and whining for a massage for this unbearable pain going from my lower back to my left thigh. I wish someone could hold and feed me...
    MotionlessinH MotionlessinH
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 28, 2014

    Im so hungry......like wtf.

    Sometimes there so painful i cry. Am i the only one?
    Kalelsthatkindagirl Kalelsthatkindagirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    One time, I just thought

    that I was having super bad cramps, But I went to the hospital to find out that my appendix ruptured.
    rainbowmuffins rainbowmuffins
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2015
    susan1983 susan1983
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2015

    I woke up today with sharp pain from crumps on

    the lower part of my belly. I take lots of water everyday, I take warm baths, but it wont go away, luckily there are usually no classes today.
    prettykatey prettykatey
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    I'm having my period now

    and man they are painful. Tablets and sleep for me it is I think ;(
    Conchie678 Conchie678
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    Have trouble getting up from bed

    and have terrible cramps. How depressing...
    celeryandcarrots celeryandcarrots
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2015

    Raspberry Tea Stopped My Painful Periods

    I started taking Navane to treat so-called schizophrenia in 1982. It helped somewhat and I continue to take it to this day, not because it helps so much with any, again, so-called, "symptoms," but because it helps me to sleep and I firmly believe that although its...
    avataress avataress
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2006

    I took midol extra relief

    because I had excruciating cramps! I thought it would take the pain away and put me right to sleep! Now I am actually wide awake and I have to work early in the morning... Don't judge! Periods aren't easy!!!!
    Gabs1023 Gabs1023
    26-30, F
    Oct 29, 2015
    ana292929 ana292929
    Aug 8, 2015

    I know it means your body is super healthy

    and your cycle is normal and all, but honestly I feel like **** and I currently have a giant heating pad stuffed down the back of my pants and I feel like throwing up. IT IS ON HIGH HEAT AS WELL PEOPLE. HONESTLY.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 14, 2015

    Mom: *holding heating pad* "be careful it's

    super hot you could burn yourself" Me: *takes hearing pad* "okay" puts it under shirt and in pants the second it's in hand*
    BookLion BookLion
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Jun 12, 2015

    I am 15, Ugh well yesterday I was in p-e doing

    our cross country practice. I was about half way though, I feel over crying my eyes out, the teacher ( male ) came running seeing if I was okay. I was like no sir my stomach was sooo sore like really sore I ended up being sick on the field. One of my best friends took me to the...
    girlsbelikewhattt girlsbelikewhattt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2014

    It feels like my uterus is being stabbed with a

    million sharp knives and being ripped out. I'm in so much pain, and no matter what I do, I can't get comfortable :'( the tears won't stop flowing either. I hate being a girl sometimes. I'm so sad too, I just can't keep doing this. Life... I quit.
    lizygurl lizygurl
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    I am in so much pain.

    .. My cramps are horrible.. Anyone know something that helps?? I can't take pain killers tho
    Muppo23 Muppo23
    18-21, F
    22 Responses Sep 3, 2014

    I hate how I become completely useless the

    first 3-4 days when I am on my period. The cramps are excruciating to the point that I can not even stretch out my legs or get out of bed. There are times where I wish I could rip out my uterus and say the hell with having periods. Not to mention how it also makes me nauseous...
    IX00I IX00I
    26-30, F
    Dec 7, 2015

    I have dysmenorrhea so my period is just THAT

    much worse. Not even being dramatic. When I get the first signs of cramps, I'll dash the **** out of bed and honestly, take an unhealthy cocktail of pain meds such as midol, aleve, and Tylenol. If I don't do this, I have the worst diarrhea, my stomach, thighs, and uterus...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    New Side Of Me.

    I have gotten used to having my period but let me tell u, the pain is like a knife going into my stomach. I hate it! I get stomach cramps, headaches, mood swings, back hurts and i eat alot. Yep its pretty bad. Haha, my parents hate it because of the mood swings. I have to tell...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2013
    keke8714127 keke8714127
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2015

    This is for EP Member cskkean

    and any other person who wishes to know... 
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    Cramps during work woohoo.

    Even better that I work with a bunch of guys...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 6, 2015

    Uh oh....I'm feeling cramps coming on.

    My period is right around the corner. Time to take a day off so I can spend the whole day hurting and puking my guts out.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2016

    I Feel the Pain...

    Since I was a teen, I have had to endure doubling-over, must-die-now pain during my menstrual cycle.  When I was in High School, my doctor gave me a prescription for Anaprox DS (super-duper version of Aleve).  Those giant blue pills were a SAVIOR!  I took them for...
    Katatonic Katatonic
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2007

    Having cramps this morning

    but gotta go to classes all day long. Oh well
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    Punched From The Inside.

    I feel like I am being punched from the inside and can do nothing but curl up in a fetal like state and take a couple of paracetamols. My womb is a fist squeezing, squeezing, tighter and tighter like a boa constrictor on it's prey. Most of the time I do not feel anything, but...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    I feel depressed and anxious during my period!

    Girl talk! Blame it on the hormones yay!
    riseandshine18 riseandshine18
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    Cramps Cramps And More Cramps

    I go my first period this summer and it just came back 2 months ago. I get horrible cramps and bloating. I'm only 13. :(
    Jordanismyrealname Jordanismyrealname
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013
    keke8714127 keke8714127
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    Yesterday at school: Stomach Flu was going

    around. I ate lunch, and the meat tasted weird. I didn't want to eat it but ate it anyway so that I wouldn't have hunger pains later. My stomach starts hurting so badly that I think I am about to puke. I am feeling puking sensations. I go to the nurse's office (which is rare for...
    Inky04 Inky04
    Dec 7, 2013
    anestacia anestacia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    I have really painful.

    Pain killer, anti acid tablets, calcium supplement, herbal tea... But still painful. I had to go to doctor to get another set of pain killers. Gosh the only method I haven't tried yet is s*x and i don't wanna try it yet :'( Also I sometimes faint because of cramps.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015

    why dont boys get chums too?

    gosh i hate this
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

    TMI warning haha ! I have paralyzing pain

    for most of my period and the pain gets worse with every period. I go through so many tampons ( super plus ! ) that it feels unnatural haha it says they can be worn for up to eight hours but they're soaked in less than four ( and the first two days less than two sometimes ) I'm...
    coffeentea coffeentea
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Yes. Right now. I get cramps

    so bad. My back hurts constantly. I just want to lay in bed all day. It sucks. My head hurts off and on.
    Lex222 Lex222
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    So, so, so painful! It starts off with waves,

    but then becomes excruciating pangs of pain! My whole stomach hurts, my back is sore, my legs feel numb and tingly, and the pain only increases by the hour. I'm so glad this only lasts one day, and usually the first day of my period. Chocolate, please, please distract me and...
    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    Oh the curse of eve I have the worst period

    painful it heavy it last so long men are so lucky
    MissRBear MissRBear
    26-30, F
    May 1, 2015

    Ugh! I just got my period today,

    and it freaking hurts!
    MariahXLove MariahXLove
    18-21, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    ugghhhh everything around my middle hurts,

    stomach, back, hips.. whyyyy x.x
    keke8714127 keke8714127
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015
    JynxScream JynxScream
    16-17, F
    Aug 31, 2015
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