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When I first got my period at 11 my cramps were very painful, so much so that I had to stay home from school to lay in bed. Once I started taking birth control, my cramps were relieved, almost to the point where I didn't have any at all. Recently I stopped taking birth control and this morning I woke up with the worst MC ever! So I took ibuprofen but this shows how much birth control relieves MC.

Charlotte G

I have really bad cramps. It runs in my family, and they've been getting worse, the older I get. Mostly the pain is so intense that I start to shake and puke. I do get instant relief if I take a scoulding hot bath or shower, but the moment I get out the pain comes back. A hot water bottle over my stomach helps a little. Walking makes me throw up and collapse. Masturbating helps, sex too but I don't like intercourse when bleeding. I usually just take a whole lot of pills and muscle relaxents with lots of water, keep myself warm and lie in a fetal position until I pass out. I hear vinegar helps, my pain was less when I was younger and use to eat lemons and like vinegar more then I do now.


Ever since I had a child c section I have had the worst cramps. I was recently told I also have a cyst on one of my ovaries I will lay in bed all day if I don't have ibuprofen and a Pepsi with chocolate every time I swear it works! I wish I had it right now


Raspberry leaf tea completely stops menstrual cramps. Pour boiling water over the loose dried leaves or tea bag and let steep for 15 minutes. Works sweetened or unsweetened, whichever you prefer. I used to have cramps so painful I would be in bed for 2 days and painkillers only dulled the pain. I tried the raspberry leaf tea a few months ago and my cramps have been getting better each month and now I need less tea. If the cramps start to come back, just drink more tea.


I usually don't post on things but this is a topic close to my heart. I have had terrible mc for years. The last two periods though have been soooo much better. I started taking coconut oil every day. I have found a few posts online that others have experienced relief with this as well. But that is not all I have changed. a couple of months ago I started taking 2 Tablespoons of Braggs ACV mixed with 1 tsp of baking soda in about 4 ounces of water. I do the acv and baking soda for 2 weeks before my period and during the first two days of my period. Also, taking mustard will help cramps tremendously. (even leg cramps) You can take just plain yellow mustard or you can find a mustard seed supplement. I take the supplement and I combine it with red raspberry leaves and cayenne pepper capsule. I also start taking magnesium which helps. Oh, by the way, to some people mustard is a laxative. If you look on amazon and find the book coconut oil miracle, you will find it has high reviews. The reviews talk about all the things coconut oil is good for. I started taking coconut oil and it has helped me in many respects, I have energy like I haven't had in years. Today is usually the worst day of my period and I have no pain and I am full of energy, laughing and singing. I also started drinking an 8 ounce glass of v8 every day. I started this about two weeks ago. I add pureed brocoli and pureed beets into the v8. This may have helped the equation as well. I'm really not trying to gloat. I want to encourage you that you can find things that really help.


I have the worst cramps!!! I drink warm green tea or hot chocolate. Coke also helps. What I also do is take a warm shower. Stay away from milk.. it makes it worse. Also distract yourself by watching tv or going on the internet. If all this doesnt work, ibuprofen works best for cramps!


For me, sitting in the tub with hot water intantly helps. Got this from reading Sebastian Kneipp (died 1897) - a German priest, best known for healing with water treatments. Check him out. His cures really work!


I'm twenty years old and I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was sixteen. Four long years of unbearable cramps. I tried everything. Honestly the only this that has even worked is a shot of nyquil, and sleep.


Hey, so to be honest not alot of things work it's sort of you're body and that's the way it's going to be. I would obviously suggest taking a warm shower it relaxs you're body on a quick way, I would also take Advil or midol because pain killers are you're best friend during this. I also drink alot of fluids . I walk alot. What mainally helps for me if fight it and go on with ur life (taking painkillers btw) . It's really painful I know , but you can't let you're body get you down .


I started my periods when i was 12 that was during my annual exams.. The first year the pain was not so severe but after dat omg... My cramps are so extreme that i have nausea, vomitting and some times i even lost conciousness in my boyfriends arms.... For relieveing pain i drink ginger tea without sugar as i m diabetic .. Heating pad helps in alot ... I try to stretch... It helps alot ..nd cycling also... Keep ur mind of ur pains nd read a book or watch tv orchat with sum1 ( your boyfriend )... Having sex is also a gud option... I didnt hav sex... The others help a lot... Dnt take painkillers like midol.. Drink warm water with salt and ginger... Suck on a peppermint toffee or ask ur boyfriend to massage ur lower abdomen with his warm hands.. Helps a lot..

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