Periods and pain reliefWatch
What about a contraceptive pill/other more permanent method? My friend had very severe period pains and very heavy periods (causing aneamia) and was prescribed contraceptives to help her with this.
Other pain relief methods to bring comfort include sticky heat pads (deep heat for example, but I found some cheaper ones in the supermarket) or using hot water bottles. There’s also advice to do exercise to alleviate pain. But this did not work at all for me. Just made me more uncomfortable and sore.
I get bad period pains every time :/ So on average I take 6 nurofen for 3 days, so 18 a month, 216 a year. But I'm thinking isn't that really bad for my body accumulatively? I'm only 20 and I'll have my period for many more years. If I don't take them the pain is too bad, I wouldn't be able to do anything
Try heat relief like a hot water bottle against your stomach or a nice warm bath relaxing will help.
If you are struggling speak with your doctor and perhaps they will recommend some sort of contraceptive relief like the coil or implant instead of pill as this may help with your symptoms okay
Its just the joy of us woman each month I'm afraid.
I used to take haemeopathic tablets and they were the only things that worked. I used to get painful stomach cramps, vomiting etc
Obvious choice is paracetomal or something similar with heat treatment against your stomach. x
It isnt ideal taking painkillers quite so regularly and can result in rebound headaches (which suck)
Why don't you have a chin wag with your GP? Aside from clearing up the issue they might be able to give you something more effective (and cheaper)
Are you sure? I took quite a few in the space of a couple of days for some bad cramps and I got a rebound headache when I stopped?
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I get bad period pains every time :/ So on average I take 6 nurofen for 3 days, so 18 a month, 216 a year. But I'm thinking isn't that really bad for my body accumulatively? I'm only 20 and I'll have my period for many more years. If I don't take them the pain is too bad, I wouldn't be able to do anything.
This is what works for me:
- I have an approx due to date in mind
- I take 2 ibuprofen (400mg) at the first sign of my period, even if there is no pain. This gives them a chance to kick in before the pain starts. If I take the ibuprofen at the first sign, I normally don't get any pain
- Drink chamomile tea just before your due date and throughout
- Cut out the junk (ideally most of the time) but especially on your period. This includes sugars and transfats.
- Drink lots of water, lots and lots!
- Gentle exercise - a walk will do. I avoid weight training for the first two days of my period.
I hope this helps!