Periods and Their Side Effects

United States
January 10, 2008 12:45am CST
I've never had major complications due to having to "tend" to my monthly, womanly duty. What is it that makes some women have cramps etc., and some not have cramps or other complications?
3 responses
• United States
11 Jan 08
Some say that the younger you get it the worse the cramps are. I don't now if this is true but i ahve known those that get it young and have a very hard time and those that got it when they were older have had it easier time. Their really isn't any science behind that but this is what I have noticed.
• United States
16 Jan 08
You made a really interesting point. I started my period when I was 14 (too much info, I know), so maybe this is the reason why I don't have major complications.
• Australia
16 Jan 08
I started my period when I was 11. Never really had cramps until I was about 25...may be the older you get, the worse the cramps??????
• United States
16 Jan 08
It's just plain weird. As I got older the easier they got. Guess it goes to show that you never really know.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 Jan 08
i have herad that its somewhat genetic. Also few girls who get at early age, mainly experience those pains and cramps more. I do not know the exact reason, but it seems to be the case.
• United States
16 Jan 08
As I said before, I started mine late, so maybe this is why I don't have too many problems.
• Australia
16 Jan 08
I think I'm one of the lucky ones and don't really get bad cramps, only once in a while. Not sure if it has anything to do with stress. I think the more stress I feel, the worse the cramps.....