I Hate Cramps

i hate when that time of month come and those dam cramps,nothing i take seems to work to ease up the cramps
VampiressSunrise VampiressSunrise
36-40, F
2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

My girlfriend has mega cramps once a month too. Jeeze i call it her pyramid and it's always rough for her if you find anything that works for you let me know so i can tell her. i will do the same for you. Apparently rose hip tea is good but i'm a guy so what do i know. If she finds anything i'll let you know.

Here are some little tips for helping to ease, or rid, of those terrible cramps.<br />
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The first and often most effective relief of cramps is an OTC pain reliever, something containing aspirin or ibuprofen (like tylenol extra strength or advil) There are also OTC pain relievers, such as Pamprin or Midol, designed specifically for menstrual cramps. Take only the recommended dosage, though; taking more can weaken the effect and eventually cause damage to your stomach lining or liver.<br />
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Use applied heat to relieve the menstrual cramping. Apply the heat directly to the area of your body most affected by the cramps (usually the abdomen or lower back). Some options include a heating pad, a warm wet towel, or a long hot bath (who doesn’t love that?).<br />
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Light exercise can relieve menstrual cramp pain by raising endorphin levels, which the brain associates with pain relief. A light cardio or yoga workout can get your blood pumping and stretch out your tense muscles. Anything more intense, like lifting weights or hard running, might just make you more miserable.<br />
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Drink lots of water and herbal tea to get rid of cramps. Chances are you’ll feel bloated already, but drinking a cup of hot chamomile, mint, or gingerroot tea can relieve some menstrual cramp pain.<br />
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Stretch out your pelvic muscles torelieve some of the menstrual cramp pain. Create a triangle by standing with legs spread past shoulder width, then bending sideways to reach your left/right hand down to your left/right ankle and holding right/left arm up in the air. Sit on the floor and create diamond with your legs by pressing the soles of your feet together then bending forward while exhaling. Curl up in the fetus position, with your face and legs down on the floor and your arms at your sides.<br />
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If the pain from your menstrual cramps is absolutely unbearable, you should see a doctor. It is possible that you may be suffering from secondary dysmenorrhea, which is caused by various gynecological diseases. A medical professional may also be able to prescribe a stronger treatment to relieve your menstrual cramps. Sometimes oral contraceptives are used because they change the normal cycle of menstrual hormones, causing a lower production of uterine lining and prostaglandins. <br />
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Hope this helped. It was from a site 'getridofthings.com'.