Confidential discussion for womens about "the things"

@sushie93 (1359)
France
April 12, 2010 2:56pm CST
Boys are banned from this super confidential discussion created specially for womens about "the things", you know this ugly red liquid we got every month... So womens here, i want to know how are you during your periods? Emotionally and physically? Do you get angry or sad easily? Do you get stomach pain? Do you have any tips to help womens to support the pains? For me, every month, since 1 year, i always have the symptom of these periods, don't know how to translate it in English but in French, it called "Syndrôme prémenstruel", it is when you get pains before and during your period. So, for me, in the past, i had nothing, never pain during my periods but since one year, every month, i had some nauseas, a baloon-fat, some fiever and stomach pains! Not cool at all! But since a few months, now, i only have a little fiever and a "baloon-fat". It is strange this symptome because when i was in secondary school and high school, i didn't feel all this things! I also am more agressive when i have my periods, i become very easily irrited! My tip to stop pain stomach is to take a hot water in a bottle and put it in our stomach. For the "baloon-fat", i recommand bicarbonade de soude and for nauseas: sugar, menthol, coca or others sodas with gaz. What about you? Your pains? Your tips? Please share your stories and complains here! ^^
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17 responses
• Canada
12 Apr 10
Oh the joy of being a woman haha! I used to go crazy when it was my time of the month. I had ups and downs, i felt real pain in my lower back and thighs, it was awful. Then I started taking the pill and wow....what a relief that was. It took away all the physical pains but not the emotional ones. Id still get angry and ready to go to war. But if you think thats bad, wait until you hit menopause.....OH MY GOD!! I really got angry then and I would even become violent. Nearly hurt my boss at more than one time. He sure knew to stay away from me. It was a weird time, like I didnt know who I was anymore. I felt miserable. Well now I feel I have a better grasp on my moods. Oh I still can flare up at times but not like I used to and now my husband has a nice garage he can go to and hide haha! I used to know it wasnt me being angry but my hormones. I could feel it coming and would tell everyone around me to just stay away. Ive always wondered how come men want to marry us and live with us. They should send us women to war, hell we'd kill every b*stard that would stand in our way when we are going through PMS. Bin Laden would pray to be captured by the army instead of a bunch of PMS women !! Dont worry about it, just try to go with the flow and one day it'll all be over and you'll try to remember what it was like!!!
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@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Lol, i like your writing, it makes me laught with the war with women, haha, that would be so crual for the ennemys! Oh poor boss, you are a vertitable devil with your menopause xD. Sometimes i wish i'm a man.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
12 Apr 10
I don't get my period anymore thank the lord. Its probably been about six years now. However, when I use to get it yes I would get cramps for the first day only then it would last three to four days. I would take tylenol or aleve and I would be ok. I would get emotional but not every month. At the end it became quite heavy and not on a schedule which was very difficult. I don't miss it one bit.
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@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Oh, why do you get you r period anymore? It because you take pills?
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
13 Apr 10
Its because I have gone through my changes and I'm now 53 years old. I went through my changes at about 47.
@dzeanne (79)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
I always wish I were a boy whenever I have my menstrual period. I really envy guys because they don't experience menstrual periods. I prepare a lot for my menstrual period, I stock up napkins, I arrange a day off (yea, just for that time of the month), I prepare my special panties (just for blood days), and my pants. That's how important it is to me. It's always been a battle for me, I experience very painful menstrual cramps (before and after), my legs ache, and I have skin allergies from napkins. And I had my very first menstrual period when I was only 9 years old so I just wish I'll have my menopause at my 20's (I know it's impossible LOL). My tips for other girls also having menstrual cramps is to always keep yourself warm. Use slippers at home and while taking a bath. Eat before you take a bath and drink hot chocolate or anything that will keep you warm.
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@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Wah, 9 years old, it is really soon to have the periods! Thanks for your tips, i also drink hot water with a little of lemon juice in the water, i heard it helps against nausea too ^^.
@caliya (1175)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
i try just try to sleep and get some rest when i have cramps but if i have to work i take pain relievers. sometimes it sucks to be a woman when we have to go through the pain every month.
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@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Yeah, being a woman is so painful! Why is it always womens who suffer? Even with the 9 month of pregnancy and when we delivery the baby ToT.
@sugaree (109)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
the english term is dysmenorrhea meaning painful menstruation. some women really experience this while others do not feel any pain at all. Ever since my menarche, or first menstruation, i experience this everytime i have my period. I was really happy before because i have irregular period and sometimes, i am spared from the discomforts. most of the time women who experience dysmenorrhea feel nausea, vomiting, fainting, frequent urination and defecation, flatus, pain in the abdomen... some say its hereditary, others say its hormonal. but some also say that it could be a sign of a condition. the best thing to do is to consult an OB-GYNE and seek medical advice or treatment.
@kaspera (46)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I used to get terrible pain and bloating. I would be completely irritated with anyone and everyone around me. I was horrible when I was on my period. I think it has something to do with the hormones, and how every body reacts differently and produces different amounts of hormones. But anyway, I got a different type of IUD that has the birth control hormone in it. My periods have almost stopped. I have some cramping every month, but not much compared to what it used to be. I barely even spot anymore. I think maybe every two or three months. It is difficult for me to keep track. But anyway, ibuprofen for the pain or a heating pad. Heating pads are wonderful. You just lay down and put one on your stomach, and you feel so much better after a little while.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Yes, our bad emotions are because of our hormones, those stupid hormones! o
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
The signs you're experiencing during your monthly periods is called dysmenorrhea, the symptoms include painful cramps in the lower abdomen, low back pain, nausea, weakness and headaches. Do consult your OB-gyne as these could be signs of a more complicated medical problem. My aunt used to experienced those symptoms and she took it for granted saying that the pains can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers. Later on in her life during her pre-menopausal stage she was discovered to have myoma, a tumor in her uterus and was later on undergone hysterectomy to remove the tumor.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Houlala, it really freacking me out, i think i will go to see my doctor soon and in the same time, i think i will get some pills. But i don't know much about diseases, what a tumor? This thing can be really dangerous?
@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
12 Apr 10
In English, "Syndrôme prémenstruel" is known as "premenstrual syndrome" or "PMS." I haven't had a period in almost a year because I was pregnant. I'm really not looking forward to getting them again, although I'd rather take PMS over another pregnancy. I have a cloth bag filled with corn that I use like you use a hot water bottle. It gets heated in the microwave for two minutes, and really helps to soothe cramps and backaches. I rarely take pain medication for anything. They sell products specifically aimed at women's menstrual pain here, but I've found that they're pretty much useless. "Bicarbonade de soude" is what we call "baking soda." I've never heard of that as a remedy for bloating. How do you use it?
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
13 Apr 10
Ah thanks for the translations! ^o^ Oh, so "baking soda" means "bicarbonade de soude", i saw a topic about it before in another forum and i was thinking about a soda... xD I put a little of baking soda in a glass of water and then, drink it, it helps against nauseas, and good for digestion, when i drink it, it seems that it "cleans" my stomach.
@birdie816 (1277)
• United States
21 Aug 11
i usually get emotional and crampy either before or on my period
@cupkitties (7372)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I get annoying pain in my lower back and hips and I notice my pants feel a little tighter on me. If you aren't getting regular excercise, try to get some in there because it will help reduce the pain and keep it from being as bad. I can't relate to the whole hormonal thing where women get crazy during their period. That does not happen to me. I don't know why.
@hvedra (1623)
13 Apr 10
I used to be really bad. Tried various things with the doctor and ended up on Depo Provera which has put a stop to it completely (although it doesn't have this effect on everyone). I swear I wish I could take out my womb and turn it into a handbag 'cause at least then it would be useful to me!
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
For me when I have that thing every month, before I could not feel anything nor have any black spots. But after giving birth it changes, sometimes I would feel pain that sometimes I could not longer stand on my pain because of too much pain, they called it dysmenorrhea. Then other than that I also have black sport any part of my body before menstruation and after. But if you are going to press it is not painful. About the dysmenorrhea I am not doing anything about it. What I am doing is just get some rest.
@shibham (17025)
• India
13 Apr 10
Sorry there. I am a guy but i know this type of pain. One day my only one sis was crawling on floor due to pain and then i rushed to a ayurvedic doctor and he gave me a medicine worth rs 5, or `10$. And it worked well. Lol
• United States
13 Apr 10
Isn't it a pain? Both literally and figuratively. My mood gets so bad that my husband avoids me as much as possible. Mine have always been bad, but since I have to take coumadin, they are even worse. Thank goodness I am old enough that hopefully they will soon be a thing of the past. Then, I get to look forward to hot flashes. My husband is already dreading it. The only thing I am allowed to take for the pain is tylenol. It helps, but not much. i cna't live without chocolate and salty foods at this time of the month.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I'm a guy so I don't know much about it, but am sympathetic to an annoying monthly habit.
@tjen_anni (319)
• Indonesia
12 Apr 10
Welcome to the women world..:D I'm physically and emotionally suffered during this period. I get tired and angry easily. When I have pain in stomach, I walk around the block or try to make myself busy. It works. It feels much better especially when the 'jelly' has come out. Sodas are also very helpful.
12 Apr 10
I do get some pain, not as much as I used to, I used to be in agony before, and my period would be really heavy, I would wake up some mornings and feel like fainting, so Im glad to say they are not like that anymore, like I said I still get some pain but its not that bad, I get chocolate cravings, and I always get cravings for hot drinks for some reason, I will drink lots of hot chocolate and hot milk during my period. Im glad they have improved over the years, I dont get as many mood swings either now which is great!