Period cramps?

Graniteal Graniteal
Horrible, but it's usually only the first day.
02/10/2012
Ahatmadeofshoes12 Ahatmadeofshoes12
I used to have really terrible cramps that always required ibuprofen just to function and sometimes even with the ibuprofen I could not function at all. I got on Nuvaring a few months ago and now even without ibuprofen my cramps are like a mild discomfort rather then pain. I feel so much better in general, I don't know why I waited so long to go on hormonal birth control, its been the best decision ever.
02/10/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Mine are mild or not noticable. I usually get a bad cramp that will last for an hour then i'm okay.
02/10/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I dread my period every month.. and I've actually considered getting pregnant largely to avoid cramps for 9 months. :-(
02/11/2012
JunexMommy JunexMommy
I try to ignore them, I have a heating pad and Ibuprofen!
02/11/2012
guard083 guard083
I only have cramps at the beginning of my period and they arent ever really bad
02/14/2012
dbm6907 dbm6907
I had EXTREMELY bad cramps when I was in highschool, to the point where I couldn't go to class and was stuck by the toilet vomiting every ten minutes. They were horrible! When I was 16 I got on the pill, and since then, I have felt fine! It was like a miracle!
02/14/2012
bunniebunnie bunniebunnie
sometimes it goes really bad and i can't do anything. some months it just doesn't come and most of the time the pain is tolerable. when i get cramps i don't take anything.
02/14/2012
PurpleCat23 PurpleCat23
Mine used to be so bad, that the only thing I could do to help them was to stand on my bed and "walk" the way you would if you were climbing stairs, lifting one foot up at a time. I used to get lightheaded from the pain, too. Thankfully, they got better, but I still have them.
03/25/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
i usually never get cramps and when i do the pain can be ignored.
03/26/2012
emiliaa emiliaa
I'm a weird case--I have pretty debilitating cramps, like, horrible, but simple ibuprofen gets rid of them! That stuff that's made specifically for period cramps is TOO strong, it makes me sick to my stomach. I guess oversensitivity to meds is really a good thing in some cases. xD
10/11/2012
Glinteye Glinteye
I get a bit crampy on the first day. I dont take anything.
10/12/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I voted for 2,3, and 4. My cramp pain level varies from period to period. Sometimes they are really bad and other times not so much. I think a lot of it depends on my diet and stress level for that month.
10/12/2012
RatchetS RatchetS
I voted for 2,3, and 4. My cramp pain level varies from period to period. Sometimes they are really bad and other times not so much. I think a lot of it depends on my diet and stress level for that month.
10/12/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
No cramps for me. I am on the depo shot I don't get any of that stuff. Now when I am not on the shot the cramps are so bad.
10/12/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
My cramps are terrible. If I don't take anything, I throw up from the pain. I also get very weak and shaky because of them. When I'm in pain, I faint. So I -always- have to take something for it. Unfortunately, if the cramps have already started before I take something, even just a very dull background pain at first, it will take at least six to eight hours before the pills will take effect. So I pretty much just lay in bed and do nothing so that I don't wake up on the floor somewhere wondering how I got there.
10/12/2012
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
Mine can be so painful that I stuff myself with painkillers even before my period starts.
03/04/2013
sillylilkitten sillylilkitten
Before I started birth control, and for the first month or so while on it, I'd have really bad cramps the first day or so, but then I wouldn't get any cramps for the rest of my period.
03/04/2013
Chastity Darling Chastity Darling
My uterus doesn't cramp... my vagina does. I have to take something or I end up doubled over
03/05/2013
doowop doowop
Mine are horrible. I end up with diarrhea and vomiting from the pain and contractions (I think that's what they are...?) Over the counter pain pills don't help much either, but exercise helps a lot.
03/06/2013
twelve13 twelve13
Mine are pretty bad. But not as bad as the migraine that comes monthly to accompany them.
03/06/2013
novanilla novanilla
I never used to have cramps but after I had a copper IUD inserted I got my first cramps. Sometimes they get bad enough that I take something but I try to work through it. I am hoping when I get it removed, I will go back to my simpler periods when it was literally blood coming out of my vagina and nothing else.
03/06/2013
snowminx snowminx
Mine are really bad but usually just last for one day, pills don't seem to have an effect anymore. I'll be in pain for an hour, sometimes a heating pad will help, other times it does nothing. Usually I just wake up not knowing I feel asleep, I guess after my body finally get relief it does into resting mode.
03/06/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I never got them when I was on the pill but since I went off the pill I've had them usually the first day of my period and they SUCK!
03/06/2013
Mylo Mylo
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
How bad are your period cramps? Do you use anything to help with the pain, if so what?
Mine get so bad that I am in bed for a few days.
03/06/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I can't move half the time I get them so bad
03/06/2013
angelcrossmarie1 angelcrossmarie1
Mine make me sick (vomiting, etc) and miserable and I can't take hormonal birth control to help them. I don't know what to do but at 20 years old and with no children I wouldn't turn down a hysterectomy if it was offered!
03/12/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
I have endometriosis, so my cramps kill. Most times I end up staying in bed.
03/15/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
How bad are your period cramps? Do you use anything to help with the pain, if so what?
I wind up trapped in bed, sometimes vomiting and everything. I've been prescribed medication for them, so that when I actually have them, they're not /so/ bad, but right now I take birth control back to back so that I don't have periods at all.
03/15/2013
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
How bad are your period cramps? Do you use anything to help with the pain, if so what?
My period cramps are terrible. Midol works though!
03/15/2013
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