What do you do specifically for menstrual cramps?

What do you do specifically for menstrual cramps?

LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
12/15/2010
  • Sexy Treats For Her! Gorgeous Gift Set For $60
  • Spoil Him! Luxury Gift Set for Men For $60
  • The Complete Lovers Kit! Expert Couples Gift Set For $60
  • Backdoor Ecstasy! Opulent Anal Gift Set For $60
  • Lover's Touch! Deluxe Massage Gift Set For $60
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
J's Alley J's Alley
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
Tylenol and coffee (it makes a much nicer pamprin), plus I use a heating pad over my pelvis.
12/15/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Before birth control I had killer cramps - the type in which I couldn't work and got sent home because I'd become useless. When I finally got home, it was three naproxen (Aleve) and a very large heating pad (12"X24") wrapped around my pelvis from front to back while lying in bed. It made the 'digesting a brick' feeling tone down to a 'don't move and it won't twinge' sort of thing.
12/15/2010
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Orgasms.
Hot baths.
Hot showers.
Ibuprofen.
A good back rub.
Screaming at the top of my lungs.

I am on HBC and I have never had cramps so bad in my life. It's a trade-off for not being a psychopathic bitch the remainder of the month and no marked effect on my sex drive.
12/15/2010
Not here Not here
If I don't have my Midol Extra Strength during my period, WATCH OUT! Coffee, orgasms and showers help as well. But, nothing gets rid of the pain quite like Midol for me. I don't normally like to take pills, just my BC every day, and Midol during that time of the month.
12/15/2010
Envy Envy
Orgasms (if i have the time and privacy) and ibuprofen and sometimes a heating pad.
12/15/2010
PussyGalore PussyGalore
Quote:
Originally posted by Not here
If I don't have my Midol Extra Strength during my period, WATCH OUT! Coffee, orgasms and showers help as well. But, nothing gets rid of the pain quite like Midol for me. I don't normally like to take pills, just my BC every day, and Midol ...
Caffeine and nicotine are contributors to cramping.
12/15/2010
Illusional Illusional
A nice hot bath

Rubbing myself down with oil, or getting lucky enough to be rubbed down

Nice cup of tea... good movies


20 minutes of yoga.
12/15/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Advil, and a hot shower if scheduling permits.
12/15/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Heat sometimes helps, but I don't own a heating pad or have those one-time-use chemically-heating pads anymore, so I just enjoy shower time a bit more. I've found that cold can work just as well as long as I'm not terribly cold all over already. I have cold hands almost all the time, so if my belly hurts from cramps, I'll just warm my hands up on it. Then I feel less pain and my hands are warmer! Win-win!
12/15/2010
Alicia Alicia
Pamprin. The anti bloat ingredient seems to be what allows it to work better for me than tylenol or advil do. If I don't have Pamprin around I will take Aleve, my dr recommended that for cramps, said it works better than advil or tylenol.

I also use a heating pad (the little "Hot Love" ones that Eden sells are awesome) and wear comfy clothes. If time allows I take a nice hot bath, but the heating pad is a necessity for me. Actually, this summer we traveled up to NJ from NC and I brought those little hot love packs with me and they were a lifesaver because I had horrible cramps on the way up and being able to activate those was an absolute blessing and the only way I made that trip without being in misery.

Also, the first day of my period when my cramps are in full force I don't use any kind of internal device like tampons or my diva cup. I stick to pads those first couple of days and it lessens the cramps considerably.
12/15/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
Pamprin. The anti bloat ingredient seems to be what allows it to work better for me than tylenol or advil do. If I don't have Pamprin around I will take Aleve, my dr recommended that for cramps, said it works better than advil or tylenol. ...
Yep. THose heat things are great. Altho the hot love ones are rather wee. I like this one link well I should say I did til i let it boil too long and it exploded.
12/15/2010
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
I have to take Aleve. Its the only medicine that helps me.
12/15/2010
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Orgasms help me tremendously. They reduce the cramps intensity, tend to knock everything loose and I end up only on my period for 4-5 days instead of 9 days.
12/15/2010
BexvanKoot BexvanKoot
Xenoestrogen detox! Not really an "immediate relief" solution, but after getting rid of the xenoestrogens in my diet and controllable environment and doing basic body detox like this one, my cramps have decreased significantly.

Speaking of xenoestrogens - I also recommend alternative feminine hygeine products. The bleach, formaldehyde, etc. in traditional brands is poison and can cause lots of painful problems. Sea sponges or diva cups and cloth pads are totally the way to go.

Also, willow & cedar tea is great (especially if you make it fresh with willow bark and cedar leaves), crampbark works very well too.

Swimming is great for me, cause it's low impact and lets me get my mind off cramps without getting all hot and sweaty and gross.... and bonus that there's a hot tub at the pool to lounge in for a few minutes afterward.
12/15/2010
ID42 ID42
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
Usually nothing works for my cramps. I have tried midol, pamprin, tylenol, ibuprofen and any over the counter pain med possible. The only thing that works for me is steaming hot showers to relax me a little bit and then curling up in the fetal position and ignoring the world until it is over. Unfortunately, I have a life and children to attend to so I usually just have to wander around like a zombie trying to make other people comfortable.
12/15/2010
ID42 ID42
Quote:
Originally posted by BexvanKoot
Xenoestrogen detox! Not really an "immediate relief" solution, but after getting rid of the xenoestrogens in my diet and controllable environment and doing basic body detox like this one, my cramps have decreased ...
I have a diva cup! LOVE mine!
12/15/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
Advil. <3
12/15/2010
Dusk Dusk
My doctor suggested Aleve, which has worked wonders for me. I take two when I first start getting cramps, and then I take one every 4 hours or so (whatever the instructions say). I'm also on birth control which helps.

Oh! And I have a hot water bottle. Its wonderful to just lay it on my stomach/pelvic area and take a nap.
12/15/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
Moist heat heating pad, midol or a glass of red wine. It has gotten so bad in the past that my doc has prescribed muscle relaxants but they tend to stop the contractions and drag my period out so I usually try other methods. I have found using a hard plastic toy and orgasming often helps even out the cramps, if that makes sense.
12/15/2010
usmcwife99 usmcwife99
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
Nothing, just another day in my world. "pain is weekness leaving the body"

But I have heard heating pads work well.
12/19/2010
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I usually just ignore it. I don't like to take medicine for every bit of pain I have. I have noticed, though, if I am working or moving around, I don't feel as bad as I would if I was just sitting and griping about the pain.
12/23/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Long hot baths, curling up into the fetal position, sleeping. I used to smoke a lot of pot to help with it, since I have had my kids I no longer consider this a viable option.
12/23/2010
Beaners Beaners
Advil. I actually find that orgasms make my cramps worse. When my boyfriend and I have sex right before my period, I usually end up curled in the fetal position for 15 minutes afterwards.
12/23/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
When I got them really bad I would use an old fashioned hot water bottle on my tummy. The heat, combined with the weight, was really an excellent temporary remedy that allowed me to relax and get some sleep.
12/23/2010
seaofneptune seaofneptune
I use Direx water pills to help keep the bloating and water weight gain down. It's about the only thing that really works and it helps a bit with my cramps too.

If I can stay active and at least take a short walk around the neighborhood, my cramps won't be so bad. I'm on the birth control pill now though so I really don't get horrible cramps anymore.
12/23/2010
nyc cpl nyc cpl
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
Hot baths and midol works relatively well but I'm still not relieved! Share your tips and tricks please
My wife has very painful cramps and she take ibuprofen (dont know why they put i before b) for some relief.
12/23/2010
BluePixi BluePixi
for cramps I take Advil and avoid caffeine
01/07/2011
RemusHalifax RemusHalifax
A simple suggestion: lay on your back with your knees bent (so that your feet are flat and close to you butt). Being in this position will take some of the tension out of your uterus.
I think it really helps, plus, it gives you some time to relax.
01/07/2011
Woman China Woman China
I used to suffer from such terrible period pain. But over the past three to four years they have basically all stopped, and other than this sharp pain in my left ovary every seventeen days, I have no pain or discomfort.

I used to be on the pill, then went to Depo... but stopped all that as I was not happy with anything about them all.

I do nothing, other than the week before I am expecting my period, eat tofu and fish every day. I experience no bloating, no cramps, no muscle aches, no joint problems or anything like I used too go through.
01/13/2011
  • 1
  • 2
Total posts: 50
Unique posters: 47