PMS: How Can You Ignore the Pain and Discomfort

Philippines
September 3, 2010 1:23am CST
I am at work right now and I don't feel good. My head is aching, I am craving for chocolates, I'm stressed and I want to sleep. I have pre-menstrual syndrome and it really bothers me and is affecting my daily activities. I really have a hard time coping with it. I don't want to take medications every time I experience this. What should I do? How do you ignore the pain and how do you cope with your daily activities wehen you have PMS?
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
3 Sep 10
Since you are work there's not much you can do. I would suggest the next time this happens at work to go to the bathroom and splash some water on your face, also believe it or not sometimes it helps to just clean yourself down there, and the brief moment that your pants and underwear are not in contact with your hips helps too. If you can get some air circulating around you that would help, and drinking water. Avoid chocolates and other sweets, also coffee because this can worsen the cramps and the headaches.
3 Sep 10
i feel for you if you have a vending machine get ya some chocolate . i to crave chocolate during my pms days and i bloat cramp and get very grouchy. midol never works for me i take aleve and eat my chocolate
@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
5 Sep 10
Honestly I can't answer your question because mine is opposite. When I am doing something like daily activities I just forgot the pain. But the worst thing here is that I am having headache as well sometimes that even if I've already drink the paracetamol it would take me so long for me to release the pain. But as much as possible my boyfriend told me that I should not be dependent on medicines that is why I decided to drink like soda, hot tea or sometimes the Jampong flavor of lucky helps me to relieve the pain. There are times that I am really vomiting since my body wants to do so. We are really often to crave for sweets especially chocolates.
@chayapathys (2113)
• India
4 Sep 10
It is not that easy to ignore pain or suffering.If you do not want to take medicines the best alternative way is to meditate. By meditation I mean that you sit in a comfortable position in a chair or sofa, close the eyes and start taking long breaths and observe your own breathing for as much time as convenient to you.No stress.Relax while breathing.That is all. I do get relief in this method. No expenditure, any place and any time......
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
3 Sep 10
I don't know how to ignore the pain either. I usually sleep through it, I'd probably skip work. I heard that regular exercise can ease the pain.
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
3 Sep 10
For me, I don't feel much pain but more towards the craving for food and having insomnia symptoms. Other than craving for food, sometimes I get very depressed. Thus, how I handle it was getting involve in something that takes a lot of time such as doing jigsaw. It helps as my concentration are on the puzzle. But definitely, completing my daily activities are almost impossible (but I complete almost 80% by doing them part by part).
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
3 Sep 10
i know what you mean. i just used to take pills for that one day but i have a co-worker that takes the day off if it is really bad.
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
sometimes i do experience PMS too, specially when i'm stressed. what i do is just walk all day long, so that all the blood will come out. i just make it a point to walk or stroll at the mall so that i won't get bored. it works for me, and the pain doesn't bother me anymore.
@jailo12 (332)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
make your self do other things aside from thinking those things ..you can enjoy your self than feeling the pain ..hahaha ,you will be used to it sooner ..
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
When I'm at work and got PMS, I take a paracetamol or a pain reliever if I cannot tolerate it. Otherwise, if I don't want to drink medicines, I get a bottle of hot or warm water and place it on my tummy so that it will relieve the pain.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
Hmm... Why not take pain killers then? Why suffer if there's a means for you to avoid such pains most especially if it's no longer tolerable.
@salonga (27965)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
PMS is a nightmare. Anyone who suffers this will really dread the coming of their monthly period. I read this article and found this really effective in preventing PMS. Wanna try? http://www.bukisa.com/articles/321505_how-to-have-a-painless-menstruation. It takes just some self-discipline and sacrifice.
@Sakura24 (175)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
Hello! Joiemarvic PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome is a collection of Physical, Psychological and emotional symptoms related to women's menstrual cycle. It usually occurs 10 days before the onset of menstruation. Risk Factors include: 1. High Caffeine intake 2.Stress 3.Increasing age 4.Family History 5. Diet- Low level of vitamins and minerals Management: 1. Exercise ( Aerobic exercise can help) 2.Diet reduce in sodium,caffeine and sugar. 3. diet High in fiber 4.Adequate rest and sleep 5. Stress Reduction 6.Calcium supplements and Vitamin E has shown some effectiveness 7. Eat foods that re high in Vitamins and Minerals like vegetables and fruits. 8. drink plenty of water 8 to 10 glasses per day.
• Singapore
3 Sep 10
Hello there, we're in the same situation right now. I've been absent yesterday because of too much pain. It only happens this time so I am also wondering how to cope up with this kind of situation. It's really not that easy, I need to be on bed the whole day yesterday. And it's kinda deppressing because I cannot do what I want.
@offkey (313)
• United States
3 Sep 10
Since you don't want to take medication I'm assuming that means no pamprin and midol, so all I can suggest is plenty of rest and fluids, and heating pad for the cramps, and eating chocolate couldn't hurt. lol But to be honest there really isn't a way to just cope, I mean it is something that we have to go through, if you have PMS really bad you might want to talk to your doctor/gynecologist and see what they suggest. As for me, I can't ignore the pain, my cramps get so bad that I can't get out of bed, and I get really bad menstrual migraines so I don't have a choice other then to take pain medication.
• United States
3 Sep 10
Hi, I'm sorry you are in pain and discomfort. When I was younger I had PMS kind of bad but I didn't experience cramps very often. Do not eat chocolate because it might give you a migraine headache (possibly). For headache pain try equate cold gel tabs (night-time). Or you can try the day time but then if you have a migraine the daytime gel tabs might not alleviate the pain. I have a big problem when I get tired and sleepy I can't keep myself awake. You might try getting up and walking around some. You might try drinking a cup of coffee or a coke. Or you could try drinking a vitamin water or just bottled water. I sure hope you get to feeling better.
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
I just go to sleep ti ignore the pain..