I hate my monthly period

Philippines
April 24, 2011 11:13pm CST
Every month I experienced this very unusual pain, my pain scale would always be in 9 from a scale of 0-10, O is no pain and 10 severe pain. In my high school days I used to absent whenever I have my period, in my college I started taking analgesic medication since I couldn't be able not to attend the class. So, in order for me to stay relaxed and be able to concentrate listening to my proffesor I'm taking a medication without full stomach or without meal which I know this could lead to Gastric Ulcer. I don't have any choice, we are not allowed to go out from the class since we have our alloted time for our break. Now that I am working, I am dependent to analgesic drugs. I can't stop it since the pain is killing me softly almost put me nearly to collapse. I haven't consulted from an Obgyne yet, I know there is something wrong with my reproductive organ. But I want to seek more advice from you first if there is alternative way.
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@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
So do I! I'm just fortunate every monthly period I don't experience any pain... I just hate because I hate changing napkins from time to time.. I don't like going out when I have my monthly periods! I'm afraid something unnecessary will happen.. HAHA!
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• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Your lucky! Huh sometimes I wish to be a guy for me to escape from the pains.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Oh I am sympathize with you!! I too used to have terrible pains every month. LOL this isn't 'THE solution' but my periods became less painful after I had my first child :) Told ya it isn't THE solution :) You definitely need to see your OBGYN...good luck to you.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Oh God, Seriously it's the solution! lol. My mom told me that she used to have painful periods too before but it subsides after she had a child. Ahh No.. I'm still young and I still want to enjoy my single life first. Any thank you for the Solution. hehe
• United States
25 Apr 11
There's a shot you can take. But it's not all that healthy. I used to take it when I was younger. Its once every three months. No period after a while the cramps leave.. The shot tricks your body into thinking your preggers. Your appititie grows, you gain wait, you get achne and welll eh all that is crap. Its a birth control shot. It can also take away yoru chance to have a baby which is sad.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Christine..lol yeah, it's a drastic solution..better to put up with the pain..and remember childbirth has it's own pain :o hinkerbe.. Your shot sounds way more harm than good, but speaking of shots..I used to take a shot of Southern Comfort during my worst cramps. IMO it was better for me than the pain killings they put me on for awhile. The pain was still there, but I felt a little better...:)
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
The best person you can ask for an advice is the OB for they know better, they can give you the exact diagnosis about your ailings, so that you don't have to suffer much.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Thank you. They have enough knowledge in my case though.
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Yes they do, if i were you, you have to consult your situation to the doctor right away, so that any serious problem if any can be prevented, and it will not cause you more problem in the future, it's your health you are dealing with you have to take care of it.
@neenie (344)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Sorry for two replies, but I just thought of something! Peppermint ALWAYS makes me feel better when I have cramps. If you have any candy canes around or can find peppermint candies in a bulk section of a store, they really help! I always stock up around Christmas time and leave them around the house if I have them. I don't know why, but they always take away some of the cramps.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
I will try it next time. thanks neenie!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Hi. christine888. Welcome to myLot! I can understand how you are feeling right now too. I am having my menstrual cycle right now. This is the third day for me. I am feeling okay right now. But for the past two days, I was in terrible pain. My uterus and my lower back was causing me pain. A couple of days before my menstrual cycle came on, I was experiencing some bad back pain. I also have an Herniated Disc in my lower back on the right side too. When I was a teenager, I used to have cramps so bad until I would ball up while I was in bed. And, I heard that this girl used to have them so badly until she would be crying. She told me this. I think that this would be my 2nd cousin, she also had to get on medication for this. Now, I have three children and it seemed like after my children were born, my menstrual cramps went down some. And, now since I have not had a baby in about four years, my menstrual cramps that I have been having when I was a teenager seems to have came back! I could not make it to the Easter Egg Hunt at my aunt's house yesterday. I was not feeling well at all enough to go. I could not even cook dinner or get my kids ready to go! What angers me is that my family did not understand this. They probably thought that I was just trying to make excuses for not coming to the Easter Egg hunt on yesterday, but I wasn't. These menstrual cramps had me so miserable this weekend until I could hardly do anything for anyone or for myself! I hope that you will feel so much more better as the time goes by. I just will take me some pain reliever pills and I drink some hot tea behind it. It helps just a little. And not to mention, I feel bloated and fat. Take care of yourself and take it easy. I hope that things will get better for you so that you don't have to suffer at work any longer! You poor thang!
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
oohh Thanks cream!
• United States
25 Apr 11
Unfortunately there isn't. If you are having pain that bad, and have to take pain meds all the time, you officially have 2 problems now. The pain and the meds. I'd make an appointment as soon as possible to get checked. That way they can tell you if something really is wrong. You don't want to wait too long and find out it was something simple that turned into something huge to fix.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Huh! You really scare me a lot now..thanks I will..
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Try to drink some warm tea will lessen the pain. Also some hot compress on your belly will do. There are other way than pain killers, try to go natural.
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Oh I've tried those too, yeah you are right it lessens the pain but not that much. Huh! I wish I could inject myself with some anesthetics, general will do so I couldn't felt it anymore.
@feefee87 (10)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
urgh!! menstrual pain! i have an irregular monthly period but i only have few menstrual pains..whew! but you gotta go with non pharmacological means first before going to meds!! girl your becoming dependent to those analgesics! better consult your obgyne right away..and stop taking those meds!! hehehe..c=
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
hi there tin.. I think most girls do not like to have those days when our tummy aches because it is a hassle and we have to stop our usual activities because of it. For me, when I start to feel pain I take in 1 tablet of pain reliever, this works for me and so I go through the day without the pain. Putting hot compress is effective too. Some people say when you drink softdrink it can fasten the flow and so you dont have to deal with the menstruation for a lot of days.
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I have problems as well, but by the way you described, not as sever as your. I use to have really bad period paid, I hated the world actually and kept asking why me? (Being overly dramatic lol)But for the past 3 months, and especially this last period earlier this month the pain wasn't there as it use to be. What works for me might not work for you, but here goes. First, drinking water before or when its time for your monthly period. Exercise helps as well. Things that I have to avoid when my monthly is actually on is, jelly, candy, soda, milk, pretty much anything sweet until at least day 3 of my period. To be frank, I don't think taking pills constantly is good for your liver. Hint you need your LIVEr to live, and unless your doctor advise this, than I guess its okay. So try drinking water and walking before your monthly comes on. You have to find out what works for you. Good Luck!
@ANIME123 (2473)
• United States
26 Apr 11
I hate that time of the month too, before I never used to get pain, but now I get extreme pain. Every time I get it I always feel sick to my stomach. I feel like puking, I get really pale and my legs cramp up really bad to the point where it is painful to even walk. My brother just doesn't get it he always says that it is nothing, but he needs to experience one to know how truly painful it can be. I sometimes wish to be a guy too because they don't have to go through that pain. For me I have noticed that tylenol actually reduces the pain which it comes in handy. Still I just hate this time of the month yesterday I was just suffering with it. My stomach always gets messed up and starts growling even though I have ate. It's just a mess and I also have to wear two pads because well yeah one just isn't enough. I just wish that we didn't have to go through with all this pain, but unfortunately we do. Still the girls that don't get pain during their period our lucky because they can go on with their days. When I start working it is going to be some bad days for me. Luckily so far I have gotten my period only on weekends that way I don't have to suffer in my classes at the college because that right there would just be the worst.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
I, luckily do not have those menstrual cramps, ever. But i have a friend who had similar problems and it was so bad she went to seek medical help, she went to see her ob and she was given some pills that would regulate her blood circulation. The ob said it has something to do with blood circulation, why not seek for medical opinion? it might help you. Plus i also learned that exercise will help, if you regularly exercise, constant walking and even jogging, regulates your body and blood too..and it will help lessen the pain when you have menstrual cramps. do try and i hope it will help
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
25 Apr 11
I don't think i have come across a female yet that has looked forward to havig their period. the first one is an introduction into womanhood. after that a menstrual cycle is just annoying part of the female world. it is something to adjust to, adapt to and accept.
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
25 Apr 11
go to the doctors! why mess around with your health?
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
hi there, please try to do some exercises a few days before your period. when i was in high school, i was so active and so i never had menstrual cramps or any pain at all, but when i got into college i got less active since i didn't go out much, didn't do much exercises like jog and i wasn't into sports anymore because i focused more on my studies so i would stay home and just do my home work. i started having cramps and it was so painful, i could hardly move and i was so irritable and i just couldn't understand what going on anymore and plus i would even have LBM every time i had my period. but then i was advised to do some exercises, especially stretching. it was very effective, since then i never suffered from dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps/pain)anymore. try it and don't be dependent on medicines. just try it, and you will see. good luck and i hope you don't feel any pain on your next monthly visit take care
@artistry (4154)
• United States
25 Apr 11
...Hi christine, Welcome to the ranch, enjoy yourself. That is a problem that a lot of women suffer with. When I was in high school I would almost pass out from the misery. I would suggest that you visit your gyn and find out what is going on. You might need stronger treatment or perhaps a D & C. I don't think it is such a great idea to keep going on with things as they are, when you might be able to feel better. So please make an appointment and get a clear picture of what the problem is or is not. Take care.
@neenie (344)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Ah, me too! I have my "friend" this week and I hate him. I was on birth control for years and I just got off and I'm in so much pain. Birth control would regulate it so much and now my cramps are horrific! But you really should go see a OB-GYN. If someone is wrong, you need to get that checked out ASAP. You may be doing more damage by waiting. Plus, if you find out exactly what it is, then you can see if there are any alternative ways to take care of it. They may just recommend putting you on a low-dosage of birth control, to help regulate your periods. Something as simple as that could really help you out!
25 Apr 11
I know how you feel. I had the same thing when I was younger and I still have some pretty painful months. I thing I try to do is just do what I can and take my mind off of it the best I can and do something to side track myself so I do not think about it and take Midol and keep right on going. I usually do not have to much time to think about it anyways. Your OBGYN should know what is going on if not I would suggest to go to a different doctor.
@Hedwig (285)
• China
25 Apr 11
I have never experienced that kind of pain but I saw some girls suffered from it everytime their monthly peroid come. Pity for you. maybe you eat something warm your body to make the blood flow more easy, for intance ginger water. a girl in my dormitory used to put a bottle with warm water on her stomach, she said it releases the the pain a bit. I think it is better to go to hospital to check the reason and seek advice from doctors.
@kwylima (452)
• United States
25 Apr 11
It is better you go to the doctor and do whatever they say. It is really bad and I used to feel this kind of pain and it just stoped when I went to the doctor and did everything he asked me for. It is better you do it as soon as possible because it can cause a lot bad thing to you.