I want to know how to get rid of really, really bad period pain....
It is below my tummy, where the uterus is, and yes I know the uterus squeezes to get the blood out, but I also get pain down near my pubic bone and opening of the vagina on the sides, reaching all the way to my thighs and everything! It feels like a ***** and feels like I am going to fall down. It hurts alot!!! I am only 15 aswell if that helps.
When I have it, I can't get up, cant bend over, it makes me wanna get on the toilet and sit there until it stops, but It goes for the entire 7 days I have my period.
There has only been one time when it only went for 4 days but for my first 3 periods, there was no pain, and then as I went into my 5 period the pain came along. I get it EVERY TIME I get my period.
I take panadol and evrything but it never works until around 4 hours after I take it for the pain in my uterus but It doesn't work for the pain all around my vagina.
I want to know about any ways that can help get rid of or ease the pain.....
Dude, I could've written this post when I was 15. My first few periods were painless, then there was SHEER AGONY EVERY MONTH for a few years and then the periods started getting shorter and less painful until now they last for three days and usually the pain is manageable.
Panadol doesn't work for me because for a start panadol isn't very strong and isn't particularly effective for this kind of pain. Try anti-inflammatories. There are anti-inflammatories especially for period pain at pharmacies. I tried one (ponstan) and it didn't work for me but it did for others, then I tried Naprogesic (has naproxen in it, a good anti-inflammatory) but the brands in your country are probably totally different from New Zealand. Ibuprofen is the classic anti-inflammatory. But seriously, best thing to do is go to the pharmacy and say 'I get really bad period pain' and they'll direct you to the 'period pain' section.
Also, warm wheatbag over your uterus is good.
But I have had my periods for almost 4 years now and they are almost regular but the pain is really bad. I sometimes cant handle it and I have to fall down in class or sqeeze a table and I always feel horrible and grudgy and my mum wont do anything for it.
She says just to deal with it like she does, and I am like what the fuc I am only 15 and no very strong with so sorts of pain and she doesn't care.
I take at least 4 panadols every 2 hours and it doesn't work ut she isnt helping so yeah....
Oh honey, you're breaking my heart. You SO need to go see a gynecologist. Normal menstruation should not cause you this much pain. Any woman who has begun menstruating, no matter how young, can have a condition called endometrios. That would be only one explanation for the trouble you're having. Another possibility is PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome. It's a benign condition (meaning non-malignant) but can cause all kinds of low pelvic pain among other symptoms and in many cases, infertility. The link below has some good information on PCOS that might be of interest to you.
Here are the first two paragraphs from the web page that may help you identify other symptoms - or not:
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), also known as Polycystic Ovarian Disease, is often caused by a hormonal imbalance brought on by Insulin Resistance-related obesity. It's a disorder that affects an estimated 5 to 10 percent of all women, and is one of the leading causes of infertility. A root cause of PCOS is Insulin Resistance.
Symptoms of PCOS can vary widely from woman to woman and may include: irregular or completely absent periods, ovarian cysts, Hirsutism (excessive facial or body hair), Alopecia (male pattern hair loss), obesity, acne, skin tags, Acanthosis Nigricans (brown skin patches), high cholesterol levels, exhaustion or lack of mental alertness, decreased sex drive, excess male hormones and infertility. Other symptoms can include sleep apnea (breathing difficulties during sleeping), thyroid disorders and depression and anxiety. [End of quote]
Whatever is causing your horribly painful periods, you do need to see a gynecologist to have it properly diagnosed and treated. Throwing over-the-counter meds at the pain doesn't do anything to the underlying cause of that pain. You're also taking WAY too much panadol. Here in the US, the recommended maximum daily dose is 4 grams, and the FDA has been making noises about lowering that to 3 grams due to reports of liver damage and failure. Besides, Panadol/Tylenol doesn't do squat for menstrual pain like capegirl mentioned above. Ibuprofen or naproxen are better choices, but again you have to read the bottle and make sure you don't exceed the daily dosage recommendations. No point it destroying your stomach lining and risking a serious GI bleed.
It's possible that you may need to go on the birth control pill to help get your hormones regulated, and that's a decision that must be discussed with a doctor AND your mother.
Give your mom another try. It's hard for other people - even women - to relate to how awful periods can be when they are abnormally painful and/or heavy. If you can stay calm and approach her in an adult manner, she may finally understand the gravity of your situation and take you to a doctor. If not, go to your school nurse and see if she can help you get the medical care that you need.
I don't feel at all comfortable advising a minor child to go around a parent, but in this case the more important thing is that you get to a doctor. Seriously, give your mom another chance to be a good parent FIRST before you go any other route. If you do decide to go elsewhere for help, you must tell your mother what you're doing and why you're doing it. If you want your mom to see you and respect you as an adult, then you have to behave like an adult.
Please stay in touch and let us know what happens. We're all pulling for you to get the medical care you need and deserve. :-)
Thanks and I will. One prob though....my mum doesn't want me going on the pill, I have tried but she is very strict. She wont even let me go to my boyfriends house or him come over to our house. She doesn't want me on the pill cause she thinks I will abuse the privellige and go off and have sex. So pill wont happen.
But I will take ur advice and go see a doctor soon.
There are other things a doctor may be able to prescribe that can help your pain other than just birth control pills. Or, your doctor may be able to convince your Mom that you need them for medical reasons not for having sex. Either way, you need to go see a doctor about this problem. No one should have to live in that type of pain. There may even be other treatments or procedures that can help you.
I agree with the others, you need to see a doctor, ASAP. Maybe you can look up information about PCOS, endometriosis, and PMDD (painful and heavy periods that interfere with your life), then show it to your mother. Maybe if she sees research about these serious problems that you could potentially be experiencing, she will see the seriousness of the situation and that you need to see a doctor.
My mother was very dismissive and not understanding at all about some medical problems I had as a child and it was very frustrating for me. I know how difficult it can be so if you have to, see the school nurse and explain your problems to her.
I hope you are able to get this condition under control. There is no reason you should have to suffer like this every month.
Hey, you mentioned you take 'at least 4 panadol every 2 hours'. I hope you got those numbers mixed up! Only take 2 every 4 hours, and NO MORE. Trust me, I've taken too much panadol before. They cart you off to hospital and you have to get your stomach pumped or you have to drink activated charcoal, which is the most disgusting thing in the entire world. Or if it's in your intestines already they put you on a drip. If it gets bad enough you can die.
So if you've consistently been taking too much go to your doctor for a check on your liver (even if you feel okay). If you only did it once or twice and you feel fine, it should be okay.
Thanks for your help an everything. I will go see a doctor and I did get the numbers mixed. soz
When I was reading the forum and I clicked on capegirlnoshoes answer as the best answer, I didn't mean to.
I will let you know what hapens and I will say who gets the best answr later.
I had the same problem as you did when I was growing up. The best thing that worked for me was a heating pad on my stomach to ease the period cramping. Make sure you do not leave the heating pad on too long or on too high. You can burn your stomach. My symptoms got better when I got older. My oldest daughter has this same problem too.
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