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My gf is getting bad cramps (that time of the month)


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#Post 1 of 33 OFFLINE   TylerD

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:09 AM

Yes its true.... the week all guys dread..... the period week lol. Anyways my girl is getting really bad pains... she says she gets it worse then most girls she knows ( she was pretty much screaming this morning from the pains) anyways I just want to know (yes im a guy but still curious cuz I worry about her) Is there anything that helps at all.... I know she is taking tylenol menstrul but I dontt hink its doing much.... Anyone have suggestions .

By the way sorrry if this was posted in the wrong section.. Tony or any other mod can move this to where it is suppose to be..

THanks.
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#Post 2 of 33 OFFLINE   prettylynn

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:12 AM

I think if they are that bad she should talk to her doctor, maybe she can get some muscle relaxers or something to at least help take the edge off.

#Post 3 of 33 OFFLINE   TylerD

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:14 AM

She did go see a doctor, they just told her to take tylenol menstrul and maybe a hot water bottle... Was just seeing if there is any tips any of you girls do that might help... There is always some stuff docs dont say that work well...
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#Post 4 of 33 OFFLINE   pinksugar

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:14 AM

being on the contraceptive pill should reduce the symptoms. So should evening primrose oil tablets, and as she's already doing, pain relief tablets.

Hope she feels better soon - maybe she should snuggle up in bed with some chocolate and some cozy jim jams
 

 


#Post 5 of 33 OFFLINE   Ricci

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:16 AM

Tyler i have the solution i been doing it for years
she must take 4 Motrin tablets in the white tablets in the white and orange packaging it works!!

tylenol dont help mortrin does

#Post 6 of 33 OFFLINE   TylerD

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:19 AM

Really :| Wow Ill bring that up to her thanks Ricci... Maybe we will take a trip to the drugstore tonight.

And Pinksugar im sure she would love that idea haha :P She loves choc.... And snuggling.
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#Post 7 of 33 OFFLINE   prettylynn

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:22 AM

I'd go back and tell the doc that what he/she reccomended is not helping. Has she actually gone while they were bad? If she hasnt maybe she should so he/she can see that she is in a lot of pain.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:23 AM

She went yesterday and they werent as bad as today but still not great.. and that is what the doctor recommended. I wasn't there so im not sure what all happened :P
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#Post 9 of 33 OFFLINE   Ricci

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:26 AM

do that .. and it will take 30-45 Min's to work (kick in)take it with hot drink? last about 4 hours soon as she feels it coming back take another 4 only after 4 hours tho

Originally Posted by TylerD View Post
Really :| Wow Ill bring that up to her thanks Ricci... Maybe we will take a trip to the drugstore tonight.

And Pinksugar im sure she would love that idea haha :P She loves choc.... And snuggling.


#Post 10 of 33 OFFLINE   TylerD

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:27 AM

Alright thanks alot Ricci Im going to sign off and see if she wants to tag along and go pick some up Ill report back tomorrow with what happens. I appreciate all the advice everyone.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:28 AM

Tylenol Rapid Release 500mg take 2, warm baths, warm not hot tea, raspberry tea is good for the uterus. Chocolate and relaxation.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:29 AM

Originally Posted by TylerD View Post
Yes its true.... the week all guys dread..... the period week lol. Anyways my girl is getting really bad pains... she says she gets it worse then most girls she knows ( she was pretty much screaming this morning from the pains) anyways I just want to know (yes im a guy but still curious cuz I worry about her) Is there anything that helps at all.... I know she is taking tylenol menstrul but I dontt hink its doing much.... Anyone have suggestions .

By the way sorrry if this was posted in the wrong section.. Tony or any other mod can move this to where it is suppose to be..

THanks.
I usually get em pretty bad myself for at the very least the first day.
Midol, Pamprin...The Tylenol never worked for me.
On the other hand if these have gotten worse over time for her or they are somewhat of a newer thing she should go see a doctor.

#Post 13 of 33 OFFLINE   Bec688

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:31 AM

Magnesium is good to take to relax the muscles, and can help with cramps. Agreed on the evening primrose oil that helps with mood swings too.

Sometimes there can be underlying problems with bad period pain, eg endrometriosis, polycystis ovaries etc. If she isn't happy with the current doctor and feels that the pain is that bad, than perhaps she needs to go get a second opinion.

#Post 14 of 33 OFFLINE   michal_cohen

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:31 AM

well there are some massages oils specially for that
they help
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#Post 15 of 33 OFFLINE   Stephie Baby

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:00 AM

She may have Dysmenorrhea. I was diagnosed with it a few years ago. Its basically EXTREMELY painful cramps and aches during that time of the month. I was put on birth control and it has helped alot. I also have another medication that I take for the pains I still get. My pains have cut down alot since I started taking BC though.

If shes really as bad as you say, I would get her to go to the doctor and ask about it. My doctor didn't start looking into diagnosing me with it until I actually researched it and asked him. Alot of the time, doctors don't want to diagnose girls who have cramp issues because we all have them. Some just not as bad as others.

#Post 16 of 33 OFFLINE   speedy

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:44 AM

Going on the pill made a huge difference for me. But she'd really need to speak to her doctor about it, and if the doctor isn't helpful, maybe she should see a gynaecologist.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 04:28 AM

Yep, I agree that the pill really helps. Also, get the doctor to prescribe her stronger painkillers or something like tranexamic acid to help the bleeding.
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#Post 18 of 33 OFFLINE   Adrienne

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:26 AM

If doctor's recommendations are not helping than maybe she needs to see someone else. If she's in that much pain, then something may be wrong as well. I've never tried them but have you seen the ice/hot pads that go on the back? I think they actually have some that are meant for cramps. That might help as well

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#Post 19 of 33 OFFLINE   Johnnie

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:29 AM

When mine were bad I used to lie flat on my stomach with a big pillow underneath.

 

 


#Post 20 of 33 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:45 AM

magnesium (hence the chocolate, preferably dark ) and lots of water. i also like chamomile infusions, green tea.
evening primerose oil helps balancing the hormones and helps with the pain (it's not a painkiller, but it helps a bit).