Libra2684: I have Dysmenorrhea too. I've had it since I started menstruating at age 10, but was only diagnosed at age 12. Currently I'm prescribed Ratio-Lenoltec #2 for the severe cramps. In the past I tried Advil 1,200 mg, Tylenol 2,400 mg and Aleve 440 mg. I have not had any tests done to find out if there's a cause to the Dysmenorrhea.
I have polycystic ovarian disorder. Sometimes I skip periods for 4-6 months, sometimes my periods are super heavy and painful. I’ve had a few cysts on my ovaries that hurt like hell. I recently switched birth control from the pill to the Kyleena IUD. Some pretty bad cramps at times but so far an improvement.
AmbrielleLyn I started my cycle when I was 10 also...i was diagnosed in 7yrs ago depo shot caused by mines....there's no known lab test but my Gyn said having your cycle early like we did is a main reason.....I've maxed out on so many meds; I'm current taking Ketorolac 10mg (NSAID'S) & Tramadol 50mg (chronic pain)