Feeling crazy with Dysmenorrhea?

Philippines
May 1, 2009 5:07am CST
I have a friend who suffer from painful dysmenorrhea and it always make her crazy. I too suffers but not miserable as my friend. She complain that she feel weird, undergone many symptoms like bloating, headache, painful breast and abdomen. She always succomb to this feelings, and no matter what preparation she have to make. Like taking Mefenamic acid or ibufrofen drugs and putting liniments. It did'n take the pain away. She feel miserable and cannot eat well. she always lay in her bed and cannot do her normal routines. After four days of sacrifices. She finally comes on herself again. Have you ever encounter or known few friends who have suffered terrible feelings when their red days is near.?
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7 responses
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
1 May 09
I also don get that much cramps whenever I have a period. Most of my friends do get cramps and one of them is the worst of us. She really cant move much but she has to. So i guess you're friend really does have it bad. I have heard of women who suffer cramps that bad and it seems like they are down with the flu or something. I guess your could ask her doctor about it or just take pain relievers once she has her period..
• Philippines
2 May 09
My friend suffer terribly from bad period every months. I also advice her to go to her doctor to seek advices. She do not only suffer from cramps but she got blood clot, too. Thus, increases her stress and irritability. Many of our friends suggested that she get marry and the pain will be gone.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
2 May 09
A blood clot? Oh man, she really needs to get advice from a doctor. That's really serious. I dont think getting married will solve her cramp problems. If not, it will just bring on a new set of problems. Well, goodluck to your friend and take care always. Dont just brush it off and seek professional help. You take care as well.
@love2talk (115)
• India
1 May 09
Yaa this days are really very irritating for us. I lessen the intake of salt during my red days, for I read in a book which said people with abdominal pain during this time should avoide salt to avoide cramps.I used to take brufen before but now I need not.I take rest since My limbs swell up too.Adding a pinch of turmeric powder to hot milk too eases out any discomfort or pain in the body.
• Philippines
2 May 09
Yeah, that is true and I also observe that avoiding salt, drinking cold drinks and thinking positive lessen the pain cause by painful menstruation. My sister advice me not to depend on pain medicines as is not good to my body. And, I also try to exercises before my period comes.
• India
20 Jul 09
She is right. Since painkillers cause more harm then good. So better, learn to live without them and find some alternative method instead to live well during those days. Since they will come every month, we won't be spared haha! Have a happy period.... Goodluck!
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
i actually suffer from cramps during my period and this usually occurs when i haven't moved my bowels. however, the moment my bowel movement is regular and i have my periods i don't suffer anymore from painful menstrual cramps.
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
Well, the one which you experience maybe is due to congestion in your abdomen between the rectum. Thus, after you ave release it everything comes to normal again. By the way I myself experience it but I do have watery stool like having a diarrhea on the day of my period so it is not going to be painful after you release it.
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• Saudi Arabia
17 Sep 09
I had experienced that when I was still single.Taking Mefenamic acid and applying liniments over my abdomen would help me a little then.But one thing works out for me:doing exercise 1 week prior to menstruation by just bending your head to the limbs while lying in bed really helpful.Also,during my monthly period,hot drinks like tea,strong coffee can be a relief to my sufferings.A myth is also true,once married and got pregnant all that symptoms would go away,proven to me.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Hi reemshine, I already done it and it helps but not really remove the pain and my crankiness. Yeah, that is true when I feel agitated i drink warm tea like it is my water and gives me a sort of calmness. And, then I also observe that every time my period is near I crave to eat sweets. Then, I also a bit moody as the pain starts and I lay on my bed for hours. Then, just got up when pain lessen and i could eat. But, when pain is extreme I have lost interest in eating a lot. I also observe that taking a bath for shorter times and never stay too long as the coldness may be absorb by the body helps. Then, also avoid drinking cold drinks such as cola or cold water is an added factors for worsening dysmenorrhea. Well,if its true getting married helps, I may need to find someone else..From other people, they suggest bananas helps..lol..
@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
I suffer from dysmenorrhea every month. My best aid for cramps is to add warm compress to my lower ab and if a headache combos with the cramps, a low dose of paracetamol.
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
I take mefenamic acid 2 or 3 days before my period and if I have no medicines. I drink warm glass of water or tea to relieve abdominal bloating..red days is really annoying for me..but it is also a good sign that my reproductive system is functioning well...
@orang13 (723)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Yeah, one of my classmates suffers terribly too. But it only lasted for one day only, maybe on the 2nd day or 1st day only. I really pity her, because once she got that, she cannot join in the class. She will just lie on the corner, suffer from a terrible pain.
• Philippines
8 May 09
It's really a terrible and painful feelings. Eventhough, you never experience how painful she undergo during her red days. You can still sympathize with her as a friend. All you have to do is to give her some advices or maybe asked others who knows of a cure or remedy to lessen her pain.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
1 May 09
Well, i experience menstrual cramps but not to the extent of making me so crazy.. i have a friend who suffers from a painful dysmenorrhea every month.. sometimes, she doesn't go to work because of this.. i saw her crying one time and asked her why.. she said, she's suffering from a very painful dysmenorrhea.. she took mefenamic acid but it didn't effect.. yay!
• Philippines
2 May 09
The expression of being crazy, comes out from her mouth everytime she get terrible cramps. She feel sick and cannot do her normal routines. Always isolated and never like to socialize with friend and cancelling appointment. But, her excuses is not acceptable to some people. They says, it is only in her mind and if she stop thinking about the pain it will just subsides and disappear.