June 27, 2008 4:43pm CST
this is really painful sometimes some will even need to take pain killers to lessen the pain...not just painful but there is a feeling of laziness and everything seems heavy even our body... just the other day i had this and i wasnt able to go to work that day not very painful but it is painful at least and it is dragging me back to my bed... hays...
20 Aug 08
That's why some call our monthly periods the curse of womanhood. but without it, childbearing would not be possible. there are somethings which we have to take together with the good but of course its easier to say especially when one does not suffer from dysmenorhea. Try taking mefenamic or dolfenal. it usually relieves the pain. Some say warm drinks or a hot water bottle would help keep away the cramps which cause the pain and that exercising days just before the onset of the period will also help. i know of some though who really cannot function during their period and whose pain and discomfort are not dispelled by medicine at all so I guess you must be among those unfortunate enough to have this malady during their red letter days. I fully sympathize with you.
19 Aug 08
I had my first menstrual period when I was about eleven or twelve years old. Admittedly, I used to feel uneasy and had dysmenorrhea whenever I go through it. But I refrain from taking any medicines as I believe that somehow, it will have an effect on my body or to my resistance to illnesses now or in the future. There was even an instance when I was in my fifth grade where I really had a difficult experience because of this. Some of my cousins came here in the city to visit us. Summer vacation had just started. And on one of those days, we had a 'cold refreshments splurge', including ice cream, ice candy (hardened shake in a plastic container), and citrus fruits. I wasn't able to calculate that I was about to have my monthly period then. I kept on eating cold foods and sour fruits (guava in particular) and as a result, my stomach ached and ached. All throughout the summer, I wasn't able to enjoy myself because I was practically in bed. I even thought that I will not be able to attend school the following school year, which was my sixth grade. After almost a month of taking medicines given by the doctor, I got well but I definitely became skinny. I spent the remaining month of the summer getting my healthy body then. I recall the doctor telling me that a guava is more sour than calamansi and my body was sensitive to sour fruits and foods. Now, I don't get those cramps and uneasiness that much anymore ever since my husband and I got married more than five years ago. Anyway, it's adviseable that you refrain from doing heavy tasks, and taking cold or sour foods. Hope you overcome this situation.