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I Have Painful Periods

For sufferers of painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea 1,356 People

    Ugh! I just got my period today,

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

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    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

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    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    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 26-30 Mar 14, 2015

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    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 1 Response Jan 15

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    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    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

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    ana292929 ana292929 18-21 Aug 8, 2015

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    susan1983 susan1983 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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    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

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    This is for EP Member cskkean

    and any other person who wishes to know... 
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    I always know when my period comes

    because of the pain. It's pain that hurts but isn't at the stage where I'm thinking "I can't deal with this anymore". It's like an alarm clock that tells me it's here. But after I realize I've got it. Suddenly it starts to be a nightmare. The pain increases and increases and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 1 Response Apr 25, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    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

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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 1 Response Jan 21, 2014

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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 22-25, F 1 Response May 18, 2013

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2014

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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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    (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 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    marymaciel marymaciel 13-15, F Jul 9, 2015

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    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 18-21, F Jun 11, 2015

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    Christineevee Christineevee 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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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    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

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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

    Sometimes there so painful i cry. Am i the only one?
    Kalelsthatkindagirl Kalelsthatkindagirl 16-17, F 1 Response May 6, 2015

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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 5 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Back pain , Chest pain ,

    Nausea , Cold , Numb , Messy , Stomach pain all happening in those 5 days while you're curled up in bed and honestly speaking it feels like ****.
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2015

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    My cramps are killing me (you know,

    those once-a-month cramps), what shall i do??
    angi26 angi26 13-15, F Aug 20, 2015

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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 16-17, F 25 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 12, 2015

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    ugghhhh everything around my middle hurts,

    stomach, back, hips.. whyyyy x.x
    keke8714127 keke8714127 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2015

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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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    Cramps during work woohoo.

    Even better that I work with a bunch of guys...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 22-25, F Aug 6, 2015

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    why dont boys get chums too?

    gosh i hate this
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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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 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

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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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    Have trouble getting up from bed

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

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    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 7 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses