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Menstrual Cramps

Sep 08, 2015 11:56 AM

I find it funny how I am on morphine and norco for my pain (without it i am bed bound) yet even those don't touch the period cramps. Any suggestions? I am in tears.

Sep 08, 2015 12:43 PM

Blackberry wine and a hot water bottle of warm tub bath.

Sep 08, 2015 1:17 PM

Heating pad for me! Have the same problem.

Sep 08, 2015 1:19 PM

Oh and keep hydrated with water or Gatorade! I drink the Gatorade to keep from having loose bm's and even more stomache pains.

Sep 08, 2015 7:49 PM

Definitely try to stay hydrated, use a heating pad across your lower back and pelvis and have a shot of blackberry brandy or make yourself a hot cup of tea with a shot in it. It will relax the muscles, sooth you and help you rest for a while. Hope it helps. You can also try a nice warm tub bath. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 28, 2015 8:52 AM

Sadly i cant have alcohol cause I am in recovery for it but tea and heat. And an odd stretch I just did listening to my body. Ill try to describe it later lol

Sep 28, 2015 9:53 PM

I hope you can find some relief. I'm on a regiment for my pain the regular daily pain and still have to be treated by my gyno for the extra pain of my horrific periods. I kept telling my pain doctor about how painful my period was and that my regular medication wasn't doing anything. He finally finally! Said okay, Go ahead and have your gyno treat you for your periods and I'll continue treating you for the other diseases. Not like i want to take more meds but I've ended up in the hospital more than a few times because the pain was so severe and i couldn't take it any longer even with the medications I'm on.

I hope you can find something to distract you and that the bath and tea has helped! (I'm in a similar situation i can't drink alcohol or tea so i have to make up things as i go!)

Sep 28, 2015 10:02 PM

Birth control. It actually helps control, regulate and ease symtpoms of mine. I used to be out of school every month because mine were so bad but once my doctor put me on bc they aren't nearly as bad been on it for ten years

Sep 28, 2015 11:10 PM

I'm on birth control but i can only take one kind bc of allergies and adverse effects. But it doesn't control the pain. I only take it to keep from having the pain every month (before I was treated i was only out of pain for 9 days a month, the rest of the month i was bedridden with internal bleeding & severe bleeding). All of my treatment options have been exhausted the next step is double oopherectomy. For now it is pain control until in ready to go that route.

I'm so glad that BC works for you though! That's great.

Sep 28, 2015 11:38 PM

One thing that I have found that helps with no fail. It is a prescription but not a narcotic it is bentyl works amazing

Sep 29, 2015 7:33 PM

@Alwayzinpain
I am going to try your remedy. So far I have not found any relief for my horrid and frequent menstrual cramps. Thank you.

Sep 29, 2015 8:14 PM

Also, maybe try some icy/hot on your stomach? Would be the same as a heating pad I would think

Sep 29, 2015 11:48 PM

I have been looking into bentyl trying to figure out how it works. I go to see my gyno tomorrow morning, I will ask him about it. It may even help with my bladder disease.

Apr 01, 2016 10:15 AM

I started birth control. Very happy with the results thus farr

Apr 01, 2016 11:04 AM

You might want to investigate having your doctor prescribe you Ponstel..it is an older med,especially for menstrual cramps!

Apr 01, 2016 11:10 AM

A girl I know on YouTube says magnesium helps her. I take it for my constipation, but it can help with cramps.
A heating pad and medical cannabis are my friends when it's Shark Week! Somewhere I read that a TENS was also good for cramps. I couldn't test it this last month because I was on a Ziopatch for my heart problems. And it would probably have to be on high to get through the tummy pudge...

Apr 01, 2016 4:58 PM

1 beer is your solution. A friend told me that years ago and it works (i hate beer). Must be the hops? Not sure.

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