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#11 jajajaja

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    Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:31 PM

    Oh Jac I have a terrible case of them too. A few months ago I had to have DH drive me home (we carpool to work every day- it's about 40 mins one way) and I think he was kinda peeved. I NEVER EVER had to stay home from school or work before but it just got so bad that I literally had to lay in a ball on my chair and hope no one walked by my desk.

    My sister has a prescription for cramps and I sometimes steal a pill or two off her. However, one time I took some REALLY old pills and it made me have an allergic reaction so I'm kinda gun shy of them.

    I have no advice though. I just begrudgingly handle the pain and don't do anything to help myself. I'm stupid like that. :)
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    #12 Jacqueline

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      Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:37 PM

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      Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
      I have no advice though. I just begrudgingly handle the pain and don't do anything to help myself. I'm stupid like that. :)
      thats normally what i do, but b/c i swear nothing works and it's in our heads. last night i took three asprin, didnt work. today, same thing. and i almost called outta work today cuz of it. joe looks at me like im just being a baby but you ALL know my pain. men will just never get it.

      i just want an epidural shot. that should pretty much do it i think...just numb me from my waste down and im co!

      #13 jajajaja

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        Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:52 PM

        Ya guys don't get it. So the best thing we can hope for is for them to have appendicitis. The pain is VERY closely to horrible cramps. I didn't go to the doctor for 2 days because I thought it was just really really bad cramps. No- it was just my appendix bursting.
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        #14 Jessica

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          Posted 16 July 2008 - 12:55 PM

          Birth control pills are the only things that ease my cramps.

          #15 Christi

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            Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:16 PM

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            Originally Posted by JessicaLovesBrian
            Birth control pills are the only things that ease my cramps.
            me too...I went years without relief until I went on the pill...when I went off the pill, my cramps came back, but nothing like before and now a few advil will control the pain...

            #16 Angel

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              Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:18 PM

              I used to be the same way, really bad cramps and throwing up. But ever since I started using the Nuvaring I don't get sick or have bad cramps.

              #17 Angel

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                Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

                But I used to take Motrin every 4 hours and put a heating pad on my lower stomach. That usually helped for me.

                #18 Mandy

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                  Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by TA Maureen
                  I found Aleve to be the only thing that helped me. Before Aleve was out my doctor gave me prescription Anaprox but Aleve is the same thing.
                  Just for clarification, the prescription dose of Aleve is 2 twice a day (every 12 hours) for a total of 4 a day.

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Jacqueline
                  thats normally what i do, but b/c i swear nothing works and it's in our heads. last night i took three asprin, didnt work. today, same thing. and i almost called outta work today cuz of it. joe looks at me like im just being a baby but you ALL know my pain. men will just never get it.

                  i just want an epidural shot. that should pretty much do it i think...just numb me from my waste down and im co!
                  No, Jac, please don't take asprin! Asprin is used for heart stuff because it increases bleeding and decreases clotting. And no one wants to increase bleeding during their period! Stick with Aleve/naproxen.

                  #19 1elephant

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                    Posted 16 July 2008 - 01:38 PM

                    idk, i'm into these suggestions too. i was on bc forever and now have real cramps. last night, i was awake for hours because i could actually feel my left ovary releasing an egg. i wanted to scream!!!!!!




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