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    Sorry to all those who are squeamish! I apologise in advance for the lovely detail...

    Hey, I'm just recovering from another 4-5 hours of severe stomach ache and vomiting. I was wondering whether I should go to the doctor, as this has been happening every month for the last 4-5 periods I've had?
    Usually, I have really bad period pain accompanied by stomach aches and throwing up on 75% of occasions.

    The only thing I can think of that might contribute towards it is the pain killers I've been taking. I've tried paracetamol etc, and ibuprofen so it is possible that I may have an allergy or something? I went for the highest strength stuff this time around to try and stop the pain... I only came on yesterday, took the ibuprofen and had a pain free period =] I took my second (and last pill) last night at around midnight, and by 2 o'clock ish today I felt a mild tingly in my stomach that continued to worsen until I started throwing up around half 4.


    Thanks to anyone who has any advice.
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    Maybe see Gp for stronger Painkillers ?
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    (Original post by isabella)
    Maybe see Gp for stronger Painkillers ?
    yeah but I don't want to waste their time... is this a 'big enough deal' if you get me, to go to the Docs?
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    Definitley see your GP if it's causing you that much discomfort.

    I know it's different for everyone but I've never been in so much pain that it's caused me to vomit!
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    Gosh, I never had it as bad as that, but even so, I hated putting up with them. I'm on the contraceptive injection, which means I'm totally period-free. Its not for everyone, but just my suggestion.
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    Are you on the pill?? Sometimes that helps control painful periods? See you gp.. being sick every month doesn't sound good *sending hugs*
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    yh if u aint tryin to get preg go on the pill it helps alot and if the painkiller make u ill dont take them
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    If I were elected Overlord of all the Earth, my first motion would be to abolish the menstrual cycle. *nods*
    But yeah, go see the quack, it's definitely Not Good to be throwing up everywhere.
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    Please go see a doctor. Maybe ask to go on the pill? that helped me sooo much.

    For the moment- try mints and ginger biscuit for the vomiting. Also, try to eat prawn cocktail crisps- theyve got all the sugars and salts and other bits and bobs that your losing in them.

    For the cramps- good old bananas. Also, try laying down with your legs above your heart. Sounds weird, and you do get some odd comments, but it really does work.

    Please go see a doctor though!
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    (Original post by k8t11)
    yeah but I don't want to waste their time... is this a 'big enough deal' if you get me, to go to the Docs?
    Def see the Doctor. You shouldn't have to suffer like this
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    Could've had a reaction to Ibuprofen?
    It can irritate the stomach or something... I don't know much about it...
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    hey thanks guys for all your support, i want to positive rep you all! i will actually do this so be expecting =]
    i'll make an appoinment tomorrow
    and yeah the ibuprofen leaflet said abdominal pains may be a side effect =/
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    You should definatley see a doctor, it's not good to keep thowing up every month.
    Hope they can help you out
 
 
 
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