Menstrual Period - PAIN

@paigegal (438)
United States
May 15, 2007 12:23am CST
Any girls that suffer pain when menstrual period? How you feel about that and do you have any prevention for this? HELP ME! I'm suffering and that really painful.
4 responses
@deedles88 (297)
• Australia
15 May 07
When I used to get my periods (my contreception stops them) I would have the worst pain. My mum recommened "Ponstan" and it is the best thing ever!!
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• United States
15 May 07
May I ask what Ponstan is? I will probably end up googling it if you don't see this, but I wanted to ask. I have terrible pains.
@paigegal (438)
• United States
15 May 07
Really? thanks for telling me this. However, what is 'Ponstan', and where can I get it? ^^
• Australia
15 May 07
Im in Australia, so I dont know about the availability anywhere else.. Its sort of like a Panadol, Asprin sort of thing but made to target that sort pain. It works wonders :) I got mine from the chemist, no script needed!
• Hong Kong
15 May 07
I used to have serious menstrual pain. I blacked out, had cold sweat and my face went all pale due to the pain. I was on the ambulance three times to the hospital because I was fainting in the street. I did everything I could to "avoid" it and I did take every pill I could, nothing was helping. I recently saw a doctor and he recommended me to have a light dose of birth control pills and now my pain has been gone for around half a year now. Lucky I don't have to suffer anymore. If your pain is not too serious, you could try having dark chocolate when you start to feel painful and put a hot water bag over your tummy, it would make you feel better.
@paigegal (438)
• United States
15 May 07
WOW! Faint!! That really serious! My mum used to take some injection (i don't really know what's that) but it seems that no positive effect on her. Well, thanks for the suggestion.^^
@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
15 May 07
This might sound a bit silly, but try it out. Use a hot water bottle or one of those bags that you heat in the microwave. Just don't go too hot! Just keep it against your tummy, it works for me. Asprin also works well, because it thins your blood. Hope this helps Ronelle Fulton South Africa
@paigegal (438)
• United States
15 May 07
I've tried that before. It works but not very helpful. It will only relieve for a while. However, it takes quite long to relieve my pain. Thanks anyway^^
• United States
15 May 07
I wrote a very in depth article on Associated Content about the benefits of taking certain herbs to help relieve the pain of menstrual cramping and PMS. You can check it out at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/72964/natural_herbs_that_can_relieve.html (You can copy and paste that into your browser) I list a few herbs like chasteberry (or vitex), clary, and dandelion. I also hve the recommended dosage and other important information about the herbs. Other things I suggest are drinking a lot of water. Drinking lots of water everyday and increasing the amount just a bit around the time of PMS and menstration will decrease the cramping pains. I also suggest regular excersize. It really does help decrease the cramping of the uterus which causes all that pain. If all else fails, take some Midol. Hope that helps!
@paigegal (438)
• United States
15 May 07
Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it.. Again, thanks^^
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