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I Have Painful Periods

For sufferers of painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea 970 People

    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...
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2008

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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...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    experiencing dysmenorrhea right now..hate it! grr
    micz521 micz521 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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...
    princesserena princesserena 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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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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    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...
    Inky04 Inky04 18-21 Dec 7, 2013

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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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    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...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F Feb 28, 2012

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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...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Crampy Periods - Years ago my when my 1st wife would get a crampy period she would take a nice warm enema? Has anyone else heard of or tried that?
    maninfl maninfl 70+, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    Endometriosis - A few years ago, I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Since I started my period at the age of 13, I've not gone a single month without excruciating pain, nausea...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2006

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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...
    Katatonic Katatonic 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2007

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    Now My Tummy Aches. - This is the second time my stomach ever aches due to menstruation. No matter how many home remedies I take, the pain is gone for about five minutes. The...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Jan 20, 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...
    Dontworryboutit Dontworryboutit 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 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...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 18-21, F Jan 31

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    FML - Oh dear God. **** mother nature. GOTDAMN IT. I hate my period. I ******* HATE IT. did i mention how much i hate it? I know that it is necessary and i know that it is...
    Angelwithbrokenwingsxo Angelwithbrokenwingsxo 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    Going To Be Experimenting-hope To Have Results In A Few Months - I may edit this to talk more about my period and what it is like,but I will just do the short version for now as I...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F Jun 16, 2013

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    Ok,so I was on reddit and stumbled across this...I had never heard of this before!Now,I get a lot of pain....well,usually an entire week before my period starts and one really isn...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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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...
    avataress avataress F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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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...
    girlsbelikewhattt girlsbelikewhattt 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Hi, I was diagnosed with endtrimetriosis last year after suspecting it myself for some time. I've always had painful periods since 15 and am now 42. When I was about 25 my pains...
    malcontent33 malcontent33 41-45, F Dec 26, 2013

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    I Hate The Pain What Comes Within. - Periods?? Oh godd... I hate them. Why all women have to g through this painful agony of pain? I cannot just have it every once in a month I...
    CrackyGirl CrackyGirl 16-17 1 Response Jul 20, 2012

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    I'm experiencing it right now OMG it hurts so much 😞😞😞😞😠😭😭😭😭😭😷😷😩😫
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    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 13-15, F Sep 29, 2013

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    I Forgot To Order Naproxen!!! - So how did I make it and survive? I did stretches said to ease menstrual cramps, I used heat pads specifically made to ease them as well, I took...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Sep 6, 2013

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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...
    michlakegirl michlakegirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Painful Periods - The first day of my period is so painful get really bad cramps which im feeling now. I have to take painkillers ibuprofen all day. Rubbing my belly helps as well...
    shaz2013 shaz2013 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    There was this one time when I couldn't sleep because my cramps were hurting so bad. It was the middle of the night and the cramps woke me up.
    TheCrazyBunny TheCrazyBunny 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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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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    I Think I Might Be Starting My First Period - Ok everyone this does get a little gross in some parts so please no rude remarks or insults. For the past 2 or 3 days, my underwear...
    babybubblegum babybubblegum 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Started When I Was 10 - started when i was younge and was painful back then to but they get worse each month! i havnt had one in a while as i fell preg (but did on occassion bled...
    maystribe maystribe 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I Need Advice-- There isn't a group for this, so I will ask my question, here. How do you deal with heavy periods? Lets just say my bed sheets ans pajama pants are in the washing...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    Unsupportive People And Doctors - I have had extremely painful periods ever since I was about 15 years old. Every month, I am doubled over, and prescription anti-inflammatory drugs...
    Hollywood26 Hollywood26 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    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...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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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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    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...
    Thatonechickthatdoesstuff Thatonechickthatdoesstuff 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Ugh!! - I'm on my period now, and it hurts like hell!!! I just want to curl in a ball. I hate it, it's probably the most painful thing ever!
    TealMarie TealMarie 16-17, F Sep 17, 2013

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    Debilitating Painful Periods - This month, my menses was one of the worse one of all.  I was in so much pain, I just felt like crying.  I took pills, I went in the bath and...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2011

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    And Overly Frequent Too.. - The day before and the first day of my period have always been painful, two Advil every four hours, heat pad, etc. I give up on getting anything done...
    dorknozzle dorknozzle 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2010

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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...
    mariaeckstein mariaeckstein 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2007

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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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    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...
    InexplicableKy InexplicableKy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2013

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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...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 2, 2011

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    Death - My periods kill me. I have sooo much pain. I usually end up puking and passing out. :(
    SummerLee07 SummerLee07 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Calm The Beast - Have any of you found ways to ease the pain? I literally fear my period every month cuz it's excruciating. Bloating, horrible back aches, horrendous cramps...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Ive always been irregular, but the past few years its gotten worse and gone in the opposite direction. I would bleed light for about two months and it would get a little heavier...
    jxmarie jxmarie 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    MrsHess MrsHess 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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