How do you deal with pain?

Anne Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
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Wait it out or sit with it.
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Pain killers
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Ice
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Heating pad
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Pain relieving gel
Squeaky
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Pray that it goes away
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Other: Specify below
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Total votes: 193 (97 voters)
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js250 js250
I use a heating pad or ice, wait it out and as last resort--pain pills.
08/05/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
I most of the time when its not too bad I wait it out otherwise I will go to ice or hearing pad and if it still hurts after that pill then doctor if the pill does nothing
08/05/2012
Castielskitten Castielskitten
it depends on how bad it is. my tooth pain can actually put me in bed crying until i fall asleep
08/05/2012
Noelle Noelle
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
Ibuprofen, epsom salt bath and SEX...
08/05/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
I have a chronic pain condition, so I have to take some heavy duty opiate/narcotics at the moment, along with a fentanyl patch. Unfortunately, those don't even numb the pain all the time.
08/05/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I also have a chronic pain condition. It all depends on where the pain is and how severe. Sometimes I just wait it out or use a heating pad. Other times I do some yoga to stretch out my muscles. When it's so severe I can't move, I'll resort to taking pain killers.
08/05/2012
Unconventional Unconventional
I try to wait everything out. Otherwise, it's 2 Tylenol for a headache. Ice or 4 Ibuprofen for muscle soreness. Heating pad for cramps.
08/05/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
I suck it up and deal with it.
08/05/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
Depends. I have endometriosis and have since 13 years old. For my school years, it was gone undiagnosed but there was no way I was able to stay in school ever during my first 3 days. I spent 2 days each month sitting over the toilet. No tampons or pads were enough. I was in pain every month. I'd sleep and sleep for abnormally long hours and feel like a totally different person.

Once I got about 15, it got much worse and the extreme pain and issues would last me two weeks. I got to where I was sick all over. Stomach sick or in so much pain I'd be doubled over at random times of the day unable to even breathe. I hated when that would happen. It didn't matter where I was at and there was nothing I could do. Two weeks every month of that kept causing me issues and the endo got worse (continued growing) and I became ill. Not just two weeks out of every month, but I was in pain all the time. Got to where I couldn't eat a small handful of ANYTHING without feeling desperately sick. I started having panic attacks and then started coming down with all kinds of sicknesses like the flu, colds all the time, bronchitis & laryngitis AT THE SAME TIME! And I'd never even had a bad cold before this. So apparently by the age of 15, I found out that endometriosis likes to show up with a friend--IBS! A horrible nightmare! That made things even worse and truly kept me sick with anything I'd eat or even drink. My stomach was upset and I weighed 70 pounds. I thought I was dying.

My first time in the hospital was when we first started getting an idea of what was wrong. Was referred to about 3 different doctors, none told me anything but "possibly a cyst" and that I have a tilted cervix. Had ultra sounds, no cysts, and a tilted cervix does not make you life threateningly ill.

Then I had a family member say they thought I had Crohn's! I began researching constantly because I thought I was really dying. I finally found my problem. It HAD to be endometriosis and/or IBS. So I went and found an OB/GYN who done ultra sounds and said he thought it was endo. Done surgery and removed some of the endo, said the rest was "too deep." And diagnosed me with endometriosis and IBS. He gave me pain meds for the stomach pains and anxiety meds. I could not take the anxiety pills. They made me a dang zombie and I couldn't function. This was a year and 2 months ago when I had all the surgery and meds prescribed.

The meds were not helping me to get well enough. They were only barely making the pain tolerable. I cuoldn't have a life at all. So I began researching natural ways to help me. Found aloe vera and coconut oil, tried them both. Aloe was the best so I took the pills and in one month was a new person! The pills were too expensive, so I got started growing my own aloe plants and now I prepare them and eat small chunks daily. Much cheaper and now I'm at my healthy weight of 93 pounds and starting to be normal again!

Aloe is what helps me a lot, but I've been on an injection that my OB/GYN prescribed for years now. It prevents the endometrial growth some and takes away the blood flow and a tiny bit of the symptoms. I still have a good deal of pain on my periods and there's no mistaking when it shows up, even with no flow. However, where I'd normally have a "flare-up" and be down pretty badly again for my third month (when I'm due back for the injection) I keep taking the aloe and it prevents that. I haven't had hardly any anxiety troubles anymore and I'm never stuck in bed for days at a time sick and feeling like it's the end of the world. Never.

There are times when the migraines and stomach pain is so intense that a painkiller is necessary to get through certain days. Say it's a day when I have all the kids and have to chase them around and can't afford to have a break when I'm having the stomach pain, I'll take something for it definitely.

For the migraines, I take BC powders. There is only one pain I've felt that can come close to the pain I feel during my menstrual cycle (when it's extreme) and it's the pain of a miscarriage. It feels very, very similar to endometriosis pain. In fact, during my first miscarriage, I thought I was only suffering from the endo pain. I didn't even realize what was actually happening until it was REALLY happening. Now when I'm feeling that extreme pain again, I always think about that happening. The pains were so similar, and I'd continued to experience the endo pain throughout the entire pregnancy, and that's why I didn't think much of it when I was miscarrying.

My menstrual cycle is a curse.
08/05/2012
Layenna Layenna
I have a bad back from a trampoline accident 4 years ago, if the pain is mild I'll usually set my spine and sit it out. If it's tough to bear with I might reach for the advil. If nothing else helps, usually I'll stretch it out or do some yoga to calm down, clearing my thoughts seems to work really well.
08/05/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
Even during labor my pain reliever of choice was a heating pad
08/05/2012
AlianneCimorene AlianneCimorene
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
I have a very high pain tolerance - it takes a lot of pain for me to stop suppressing/ignoring it and take some pain killers. If it's a muscle ache or a pulled muscle, I'll probably treat if with a hot pad and some pain killers since I'm worried that I'll just ignore it and then it will get much worse and cause me even more pain. If it's just a general ache I'll ignore it/ wait it out.
08/05/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I rarely have pain but when I do - Alieve is my choice. My wife has headaches frequently and monthly menstrual pain - she takes Alieve and Motrin as required.
08/05/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I'm talking about muscle/menstrual/ache pains... not intestinal related. I usually take pain killers if it's really bad (mostly when I'm on my period). What do you do?
tylenol,heating pad, ice pack, ive had to take pain pills if its extreme..but thats on rare occasions.I always worry about getting hooked on them
08/05/2012
amazon amazon
Try to limit using pain killers, so when I need them they work fast and strong.
08/05/2012
TiffyPixie TiffyPixie
If I have any painkillers, I'll use them but I usually have to be hurting really bad to use them.
08/05/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I try to wait it out as long as possible, then I'll take pain reliever. I'll ice as needed also.
08/05/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
I don't like taking meds but I have a chronic pain condition and I get bad flares at different times so I have to sometimes just use ice or use a pain med (advil) as a last resort
08/05/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I wait it out...very rarely it won't let up and I will be forced to take something for the pain, but I hate to do that...
08/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
It depends on what kind of pain. I have chronic migraine and fibromyalgia, so I have a lot of pain in different places. I had endometriosis and IBS, too. I was lucky enough that surgery and the same meds that help my migraine help the IBS enough so I can eat and function. The IBS is nearly gone, but it took antidepressants (as they can raise your pain killing neurotranmitter rates and prevent reputake of these neurotransmitters) and pain meds to do so. I used to live on a drug called Bentyl for the IBS. I haven't had to take it in years, when I had to stop taking it during my last pregnancy.

I take Aleve for menstrual cramps and heavy duty meds for migraines.

I use heat for menstrual cramps. I use ice on my forehead and back of my neck for migraine and then a heating pad on my back. This summer I can't use the heating pad because it's been so godawuful hot.

Sometimes I use Aspercream for the fibromyalgia or motrin, if it gets bad enough. The migraine meds help with the fibro. But, I can't take Lyrica because it makes me stupid. Just wacks me out. I'm better off with opiates for pain than Lyrica. At least I can usually stay awake with pain killers.

It sucks, y'know?
08/05/2012
Claire-Bear Claire-Bear
I usually don't have too bad of cramps. When I do, I wait it out.
08/05/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I find that eating excessive amounts of spinach makes mine lighter.
08/05/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I wait it out or I take meds.
08/05/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
The first day of my period is always pretty bad. I take pain killers, and then try to sleep.
08/05/2012
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I'm kind of a wussy when it comes to pain so I usually end up popping a few pain killers.
08/05/2012
CountryPrincess CountryPrincess
I try not to use pain killers, but i used to get them so bad they would literally make me sick so sometimes i have to.
08/05/2012
Taylor Taylor
Other: I whine a lot
08/05/2012
Tangles Tangles
I tend to just let myself suffer, but if it ever gets too bad than I'll take some Midol and that generally helps it.
08/05/2012
Mwar Mwar
I take motrin if it's bad.
08/05/2012
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