Bless you, that is suffering. Have you ever tried mefenamic acid? I found that really helped with the cramps and aching.(Original post by sameehaiqbal)
While I do believe that some women over-exaggerate, periods can be very painful. When I have my periods, it is unbearable to the point where I feel nauseous, I vomit, and I have fainting spells. It really isn't the most comfortable feeling sitting in a chair at work at a computer all day when you are on your periods - the back pain and the lower belly pain and the all over body pain can be very painful. Also, because I have premature ovarian failure i.e premature menopause my feelings are intensified with the mood swings and the hot and cold flashes. I take hormone replacement therapy to replace my hormones which give me periods in a sense but I don't release eggs. I only take them because if I don't I feel really ill.
Some of us women can't just "enjoy" periods and while there are certain "products" to help make a period more easier, it doesn't make it a completely comfortable process. My periods last for 10 days whilst some women are lucky enough to have them only last for 3 days. If you have an illness such as PCOC, endometriosis, thyroid problems, and of course POF/premature menopause which just makes it all a lot more worse.
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- 13-07-2016 23:43
- 13-07-2016 23:46
It can hurt a lot but can vary on everyone women , and everybody is different so some people can handle pain well and some people have it lasting more than 4 days .
- 13-07-2016 23:47
Are you ****ing kidding me? It isn't the blood that hurts, it's the shredding of uterus lining, the muscle cramps and all the **** that goes with it.
Do you believe that women everywhere are playing one big joke on you? Mine were so bad I would pass out from the pain. I say 'were' bad because my doctor made me start getting the contraceptive injection because it stops you having periods, which they insisted I had to have because my pain levels were so high I was a danger to myself e.g. I passed out during a chemistry practical. Also, as someone suffering from depression and anxiety, the hormone surges ****ed up all the work the antidepressants were doing and made me a wreck.
Yes, periods are terrible. Some peoples are easier to deal with than others, but no one enjoys them. Be grateful you don't have to deal with the horrific side effects before you ***** about anyone, okay?
- 14-07-2016 01:01
- 14-07-2016 02:06
I get diarrhoea really bad.
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- 14-07-2016 02:15
I personally don't have it bad, I hardly get cramps or mood swings so I can't complain.
- 14-07-2016 02:20
It's not "a weeks's top"; mine lasts 8 days.
I also don't use it as an excuse to be a b****, way to generalise
It isn't just bleeding, you get pain, cramps and feel gross while it's happening. Then there is the self-consciousness of making sure that it does not leak not just throughout the day, but at night as well.
I hate my period
- 14-07-2016 02:26
- 14-07-2016 02:33
I can only say what it's like for me since all women experience it slightly differently. When I was a teenager I would sometimes (not always) get a bit of a headache the night before I was due on. Most of the first day of menstruation I would feel a slight dull ache in my abdomen but not enough to bother me. However on some periods during this day at some point I would get moderate to severe pain/cramps lasting from 20- 40 mins. It was horrible and made me feel panicky/clammy but I just had to lye down and wait for it to pass. I fainted (lost consciousness in public for about a minute) twice in my life because of it before I was told to take mefenamic acid.
However now that I'm older and take meds just in case I don't get bothered by pain. On the second day although the flow is heavy I don't get pain and usually feel fine. The third day is iffy, I am usually pain free all day and fine but sometimes get mild cramping which comes on unexpectedly. Then I'm usually fine until the next period.
A weird thing that happens though up to a week before I come on and throughout a period is that I can get exercise induced cramps. Within a mile into a run I will get period like cramps and have to stop, which is annoying. If I think I might get cramps I go for a warm up first, get the cramping out the way and then go for the proper run
- 14-07-2016 02:35
Do some women get fat as a result of the bad effects of periods?? Anyone?
- 14-07-2016 02:51
Eh, it really, really depends on the woman. Some women have an easy time with their period, but others have tons of complications. It can range from being a mildly bad mood and a little bleeding with slight discomfort, to screaming headaches, bloating, and cramps, depending on how unlucky you are. So if one of them told you the others were overreacting and exaggerating, they really had no justification to say that.
I've heard women who have tough periods express jealousy towards the ones that have an easier time with them. If they all suffered equally, I don't think we'd hear of that. Same goes for pregnancy... some women can't even give birth naturally and need a C-section every time, have complications... and others have easier deliveries.
Yes, I spend way too much time around women. Mostly because I don't like sports and end up chatting with all the bored women while their husbands and boyfriends are watching a game.Last edited by jeremy1988; 14-07-2016 at 02:52.
- 14-07-2016 02:54
pain is subjective, so let's take that out of the equation for the moment.
for those of us who have irregular periods, there's always a feeling in the back of your mind that you could start your period, like, now. sorry for TMI but it's normal for women to have a little discharge and for me every time I fell anything down there I practically run to the bathroom, pulling my shirt down as far as it will go just in case, only to find I'm fine.
but sod's law means that the one time you dismiss it will be the one day you've actually started your period, and probably the day you'll wear your best underwear and lightest jeans, and blood is not an easy stain to get out so you'll probably have to say a tearful goodbye to them.
or there's starting your period in the middle of the night. imagine waking up one morning, all nice and bleary, and then you feel that squeezing feeling in your stomach and it feels a little wet and you look down and OH ****, you have to throw away underwear, pyjamas and your bedsheets. and if you toss and turn in your sleep it's probably everywhere and again sod's law will again dictate that that's the exact moment another member of your family decides to take residence in the bathroom.
and mate, that's just the first couple of minutes of being on your period. it's not the end of the world, I know, but don't dismiss things you don't understand.
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- 14-07-2016 07:49
Someone told me that your periods get better as you get older. I just hope she's right.
- 14-07-2016 08:02
Sorry Tiger not true.
I was fairly lucky with mine through youth and child rearing days, now I am perimenopausal and it is horrendous. Periods of over a week every 21-23 days for the last five years. Pain so bad it can run right down the backs of my legs and into my hips and so bad it makes me gasp. Have to take strong pain killers every four hours for days. Blood loss so heavy it soaks your clothes. Inability to sleep for longer than a few hours as the pain wakes you.
Sorry for sharing! For the men that think they know about women and periods, hmmmmmm!
- 14-07-2016 09:40
- 14-07-2016 10:00
Mine lasts 5-6 days and the pain usually starts even before the period comes! Before I get my period I get small pains in my back, boobs, legs. Then the period starts and I get the worst pains on my tummy and back. The pain for me only lasts first two days of my period. Also don't underestimate how uncomfortable periods are. Every time you stand up after a while you just feel a huge amount of blood pour out, this is uncomfortable but also unsettling as you always think you've just bled through your pants and everyone knows. I am grateful to live in a place where sanitary products and medication is widely available. Imagine how terrible periods are for homeless women or women in the third world. I've heard that women in India and other places can't afford disposable pads so they use substitutes which aren't as safe and they end up getting ill. Also women in the third world are often tasked with a massive amount of work, while having to deal with periods and probably more pain than me, I can just stay in bed if I have pains.