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I Have Painful Periods

For sufferers of painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea 1,088 People

    Why Do I Feel Nauseous When On My Period?

    Why Do I Feel Nauseous When on My Period? It is not uncommon for a woman to have a variety of secondary symptoms that accompany her period. From a slight headache during menstruation to lower abdominal cramping to nausea and even vomiting, every woman experiences her...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Curled Up In the Fetal Position

    My periods are so painful that I end up in bed curled up in the fetal position with a heating pad.  The pain is soooo horrible!!!  It wasn't like this when I was younger, it has gotten worse as I got older.  My OB/GYN has even done a D&C on me hoping to help...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2008

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    Yeah, extremely painful cramps,

    back aches, fever, and nausea. It's just like being really ill once every month.
    LilNeko LilNeko 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    I am in so much pain.

    .. My cramps are horrible.. Anyone know something that helps?? I can't take pain killers tho
    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 27 Responses Sep 3

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    I usually don't go to school

    for a day or two... I want to cut the f-cking thing out of my body!!!! I cry, I scream... Worst thing ever!!!!
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F Mar 26

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    ZoeAmilia ZoeAmilia 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    My Hell On Earth: Dysmennorhea

    Dysmennorhea, what is that? Yes, I didn’t know that I have suffered from dysmennorhea since my first menstruation until recently. All I know was I keep on having these symptoms during 3 days up to 1 week before my menstruation, in the whole week of the menstruation, and...
    mariaeckstein mariaeckstein 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2007

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    I can't stand the pain in my stomach

    when I have the period. I can barely focus in anything I do, even in school! It is so irritating :(
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Jan 23

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    I'm experiencing the pain right now.

    .. Someone comfort me 💋💋💋
    NastyBitch69 NastyBitch69 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I actually have my period now,

    and it freaking hurts!! :(
    mielleee mielleee 18-21, F Jan 23

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    It's So Badd.

    Right now I can barely even eat because the pain is so awful! I keep having to lean over and scrunch my face up (you know, the painful face).  It hurts so bad.  This bad pain only lasts the first two days.  Then the pain goes away.  But I've noticed my...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Vomittastic

    I have had awful period pain since I started at age eleven. I am now 32 and it still goes on despite regular doctor and hospital appointments. I frequently vomit and pass out because of the mad pain levels. I am a high school teacher and it makes life really difficult. Girls in...
    kyliepoops kyliepoops 31-35 3 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    I'm experiencing it right

    now OMG it hurts so much 😞😞😞😞😠😭😭😭😭😭😷😷😩😫
    xJesuslivesx xJesuslivesx 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    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 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    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 26-30 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I started getting painful periods around age

    15-16-17. It is so extreme some months. A few months ago I started to sweat extremely, vomited and felt like I could faint. The pain was intense. Some months the pain is very mild, but then I get the months where it is that I can't function.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Jan 31

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    The first time my period came I was twelve,

    three days into it, the cramps were so bad that I wondered if I was having the virgin birth version of the anti-christ. My body starts it's automatic response to fix something that is wrong, the puking, and the fevers to get rid of the supposed infection. The fevers spiked so...
    raylynn24 raylynn24 22-25, F 4 Responses May 3

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    Oh, gosh. This hurts,

    like, really hurts. Here I am, 4 o'clock in the morning in unbearable pain. I don't remember them ever hurting this much- so much that I'm in tears. Hopefully I can actually get some sleep soon. :(
    Kivaria Kivaria 13-15, F 9 Responses May 27

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    This month I thought I might be lucky,

    as I normally get pms and pain for a week before it even starts.Well...it turns out,my period is at least 10 days late (no,I'm not pregnant,lol),and it almost never does that,it usually follows a very regular pattern so I'm hoping this is just a fluke and they aren't becoming...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Apr 20

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    Ughh I've been moody ,

    my lower stomach & back is aching and I don't have chocolate :( #girlproblems
    Rainbowkissesxo Rainbowkissesxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I hate periods !! Its like a battlefield in

    your uterus... Nonetheless try Diane-35 it helps regulate the heavy flow and cramping.
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jul 1

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    thought the yoga would helps,

    but maybe i haven't followed enough sessions for it to have any effect. oh dear~ not again X'(
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    Painful Menstrual Periods

    Massage therapy is alternative treatment! "Before I started having a monthly massage, I suffered from shoulder and neck pain and PMS symptoms. I always felt my neck was tight and my shoulder would hurt. I also experienced bloating, back pain, headaches and moderate bleeding...
    LMTP LMTP 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2008

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    I Hate You, Uterus

    I started my period last night and was up until 3am trying to make the pain subside. I took medication my friend gave me that, rather than helping the cramps/headache/nausea, made me extremely tired and delirious. I have horribly painful periods, but this one in particular makes...
    MissMoxy MissMoxy 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    When I start my period,

    you must become my ***** 😠
    khloe27 khloe27 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    For me it feels like a train constantly running

    over my abdomen for the length of my period. I cry, miss events, become a ***** all because I'm in so much pain... I crush my Boyfriend's hand and I tell him that child birth will break his hand or turn his bone to dust...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    I Have Dysmenorrhea & I Don't Want the Pill !

    I started my period at the ripe old age of 11.  Yeah found out in class in sixth grade when I bled all over my white pants.  Oh the embarrassment.  The first few years I would get mild cramps.  Around 13, my periods became excruciating.  I would...
    michlakegirl michlakegirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Soon Be Having My Periods,and Im Very Frightened To Think I Be In Pain Again.

    I'm Serena im 16 and be 17 very soon.I will be! be on my periods again soon, and i'm very terrified of the pain i'll experience. Its just gets worse every month to the point where it's unbearable just before I come on and on the day I start.I have fainted several times and one...
    princesserena princesserena 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I have a headache, my back hurts,

    my lower abdomen....pain. It makes me extra lazy. The back pain is pulsating. I took some Tylenol. I swear I just want rip my spine out.
    Nurse68 Nurse68 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    Eww.

    Horrible things, yes I know they are part of being a woman but mine have always been rough and painful. I'm talking pain so bad I passed out because of it. Bleeding to the point where I became damn near anaemic as a result. Whoever said that you only lose close to 3...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2010

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    Lifetime Of Menstrual Pain

    When I was 13, I started getting horrible stomach pains.  I never even connected it to a period, which I knew about and knew would be coming, because I had two older sisters and a mother that never mentioned pain being associated with the upcoming onset of menstruation.  I didn...
    Behrnan Behrnan 46-50 May 14, 2012

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    (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 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    They just really hurt.

    At least 3 hours every day of my period. I just need a long, good movie and a bucket of icecream to distract me from it. I take medicine first tho
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam 13-15, F 2 Responses May 4

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    It literally feels like a jackhammer on my

    uterus. Can't Mother Nature just send me a text like "hey btw you are not pregnant, see you next month." Why the hell am I punished for not being pregnant at 15?! Ugh periods 😒
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F Jul 5

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    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 F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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    The very first day I had my period,

    I had just turned twelve a week before. My parents birthday gift to me was to trust me walking around town alone for a set time, and then meeting them on time for dinner. They were late. So I'm sitting in Pizza Hut for fifteen minutes. Three minutes into stopping exercising, I...
    raylynn24 raylynn24 22-25, F Jul 8

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    I think I'm dying... This is the most painful

    period yet.. My sister said see a doctor.. I don't want to see a doctor is there anything that can help the pain??
    xxcarysxx xxcarysxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have passed out from exhaustion

    when I am on my period. I have horrible cramps, nausea, fatigue, and to top everything off my blood counts drop so I get weak, shaky and irritable. I hate them so very much.
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    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 22-25 Dec 7, 2013

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    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

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    Ugh yes I feel like someone's stabbing me in

    the ******* stomach everytime I'm on my period I just wanna go die in a hole k bye see you in the hole.
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Jul 1

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    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 2 Responses Jan 21

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    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

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    Article: Menstrual Cycles: What Really Happens In Those 28 Days?!

    Have you ever wondered about the connection between your body's 28 day cycle and the cycle of the moon? Here's the theory. In the days before electricity, women's bodies were influenced by the amount of moonlight we saw. Just as sunlight and moonlight affect plants and animals...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 2, 2011

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    omgimme omgimme 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Two Days Of Pain

    My first two days of my period are very painful; First day is the pain of the period, and the second day, I have painful cramps.Painful cramps are the worst; If I don't have to go anywhere the second day; I just stay home.
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Feb 28, 2012

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    Anyone know any ways to stop nausea thats

    caused by period;feel soo sick but cant stop the feeling..
    aimeekinsx aimeekinsx 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Better But Still There,

    Slices of flesh being ripped/torn little by little. Back feels like it's breaking in half, not pleasant at all. It's a horrible feeling and for the first several years of my cycles I was curled in a ball and couldn't move on some days. Was sent home from school several times...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    micz521 micz521 22-25, F Mar 10

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    Related Experiences

    Just recently I started taking birth control pills (hormone pills) to regulate my period. This time I haven't had my periods for alittle over a YEAR!! Yes...it's crazy. But this...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    It's been a while EP. After 4months! I've had my period. Whew! That pregnancy scare really put all my stress level into my whole system! 😅 thank you good Lord!
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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