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i started my period just now and the pain is way too much for me. i never used to feel it so i understand that periods are meant to hurt but i think this is way too much, its making me feel breathless and no medication is helping. is this normal,
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(Original post by anonnnnn1)
i started my period just now and the pain is way too much for me. i never used to feel it so i understand that periods are meant to hurt but i think this is way too much, its making me feel breathless and no medication is helping. is this normal,
Some women do get severe period pains. If this is a regular occurrence, you should speak to your GP as they could prescribe stronger painkillers or suggest going on the pill to help control / reduce the pain. In the meantime, continue taking painkillers. Use hot water bottles and try to get as comfortable as you can. Some women find that doing exercise helps reduce the pain.
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Why make your pain our pain. Use the internet... Yuck.
lmao this is the health section and i’ll write whatever i want
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Some women do get severe period pains. If this is a regular occurrence, you should speak to your GP as they could prescribe stronger painkillers or suggest going on the pill to help control / reduce the pain. In the meantime, continue taking painkillers. Use hot water bottles and try to get as comfortable as you can. Some women find that doing exercise helps reduce the pain.
ive tried stronger medication codeine but its really not doing anything. although it wasnt prescribed to me.
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Why make your pain our pain. Use the internet... Yuck.
What did you expect from the Health section of a forum? Please grow up if you think period pains are something to be disgusted by?
Also...this is the internet.
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what i do is bury my head in my knees, scream and wait for the ibuprofen to kick in
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Idk what to do but I guess you can avoid eating food that are not good for your period, and maybe relax your muscles there?
Don't eat cold food or drinks, maybe stuff that is spicy, red meat etc.
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what i do is bury my head in my knees, scream and wait for the ibuprofen to kick in
no medication is working. i cant even stay still :/
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ive always taken ibuprofen because i felt it works better and faster. that didnt work so three hours later i took codeine
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Pain management wise I’d say heat, pressure to your hips (oddly helps), chocolate and hugs for those happy hormones (oxytocin ) and light exercise like a walk or some stretching or a massage – light, circular massaging your lower abdomen may also help reduce pain remember to hydrate and replenish your salt levels too which can get low on your period e.g. crisps or something

If this happens often, it might be worth speaking to your GP about it if you can't get it under sufficient control by yourself. But if you have really consistent bad period pains you could consider taking the pill or another form of contraceptive to control or stop your period. I had pain so bad I used to throw up and paracetamol didn’t help so my GP recommended that to me. Dont have paractenonal as well, ibuprofen is way better

Sending you hugs :hugs: :console:
I hope you get better soon xx
thank you for writing all that <33
i really want to exercise but i cant even stay standing up :/
and i dont think contraceptives are allowed in my religion. im not sure.
hope you’re okay though and thank you (((:
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THIS IS SO WEIRD, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST THE SAME THING ON MY BLOG.

i have sat in front of the tv all morning with unbelievable period pain too!! cramping, feeling nauseous, feeling like i needed to pee when i didn't.

i feel better now - had some breakfast, hot water bottle on my uterus, took 2 ibuprofens. :yep:

i hope your pain subsides!
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I used to be the same!! The best advice i can give you is what i do -
It might sound silly, but a few days before my period, i eat lots of spinach. Put it in a smoothie, mix it in a salad or cook it with onions. Its great iron and i have found it to help me loads. Less period pains overall
I also make sure to eat lots of carbs (pasta especially) and heavy meals on my period to give me energy! I promise, by eating heavy meals you will feel less weak during your period. I mean pasta, toasties etc.
And if the pain is still bad, which usually not, i take period pain tablets. Buy it from morrisons and they are specifically for period pain. They have a coating which means the medicine gets dissolved further into your digestive system and targets the pain directly - really helps honestly.
I hope this helps, girl .Give it a try please.
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No worries
Yes sorry, I read that you couldnt move after I posted it
Okay you can try lying down and doing light circular massaging to your abdomen? Keep heat on your stomach as well
What religion? I can check for you
gonna try that now (:
i think its allowed i just checked it but its that clear if its allowed for periods specifically. im muslim btw
thank you so much <3333
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gonna try that now (:
i think its allowed i just checked it but its that clear if its allowed for periods specifically. im muslim btw
thank you so much <3333
its not that clear*
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gonna try that now (:
i think its allowed i just checked it but its that clear if its allowed for periods specifically. im muslim btw
thank you so much <3333
Weird but I find a hot shower helps
Hot water bottle as well as ice. I do both.
Gently massage the area
Apply some muscle ache balm
Light exercise to moderate exercise. Better to keep moving than to stay still
Avoid the chocolate! Oddly it seems to increase my pain.
Stay hydrated.
Take pain killers. Ibuprofen works best for me. Paracetamol does not work for me.
Keep distracted.
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THIS IS SO WEIRD, I WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST THE SAME THING ON MY BLOG.

i have sat in front of the tv all morning with unbelievable period pain too!! cramping, feeling nauseous, feeling like i needed to pee when i didn't.

i feel better now - had some breakfast, hot water bottle on my uterus, took 2 ibuprofens. :yep:

i hope your pain subsides!
good you feel better and thank you (:
^ theres good advice on this too if you need it <3
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(Original post by Hellohsjakodsmka)
Pain management wise I’d say heat, pressure to your hips (oddly helps), chocolate and hugs for those happy hormones (oxytocin ) and light exercise like a walk or some stretching or a massage – light, circular massaging your lower abdomen may also help reduce pain remember to hydrate and replenish your salt levels too which can get low on your period e.g. crisps or something

If this happens often, it might be worth speaking to your GP about it if you can't get it under sufficient control by yourself. But if you have really consistent bad period pains you could consider taking the pill or another form of contraceptive to control or stop your period. I had pain so bad I used to throw up and paracetamol didn’t help so my GP recommended that to me. Dont have paractenonal as well, ibuprofen is way better

Sending you hugs :hugs: :console:
I hope you get better soon xx
Lol i thought you wrote oxycodone for a second there, i was like possibly slight overkill for this :lol:
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Lol i thought you wrote oxycodone for a second there, i was like possibly slight overkill for this :lol:
Oxycodone is a nice feeling.... 😂 😂 Until the addiction kicks in.
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ive tried stronger medication codeine but its really not doing anything. although it wasnt prescribed to me.
You need to go to your GP and ask to be prescribed stronger painkillers and also discuss going on the pill.
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Have u tried mefenamic acid? (Life saver!!)
Mine are usually unbearable to the point where I expect to faint, can’t eat anything and feel as tho I’m sweating crazy one minute and shivering the next.
My mums a nurse and she told me to take 1 in the morning and 1 before I go to sleep. After I took to that in routine I don’t feel as bad w only very mild cramps

If u want more assurance u can search it up and it will tell u that it can be used to treat mild to moderate pain for the menstrual cycle you can also talk to ur GP about it x
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