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Heather
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Is your rag a drag, or is it okay? What solution best works for you? Having problems or concerns? Post'em here!
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Oh boy. I've got it all here: http://plook-squish.diaryland.com
I keep a menstrual diary. I talk about what's happening each month with my body.

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I find it uncomfortable and my body blows up like a zodiac....
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I am actually quite fortunate. I feel a bit bloated and a little uneasy for only a little while at the beginning and then it subsides and I don't feel anymore discomfort at all. I don't get cramps or any real pain.
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Heather
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If it ever gets really bad, just remember this chickies:

...when you got your period, it was AFTER ibuprofen was invented. I remember those pre-ibuprofen days with a lot of wincing.


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The best thing I've tried for pain is 2 Aleve in the morning right out of bed.

I CAN'T use tampons. Does anyone have a suggestion for a super-slim pad for swimming?


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I sometimes get backaches and cramps, but I take midol like every 4-6 hours (during the day) so I don't get them that often, but I got them all the time when I was out of midol.
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I hate it when I'm on but I miss it if I'm late or I skip one. I just can't win.
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bettie
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Mophead, I think keeping a menstrual diary is a great idea. At first my periods were very erratic. I didn't think of keeping track of them. I usually had a rough idea of when I was supposed ot have them. One time I unexpectedly got my period and I totally stained this very cute skirt of mine. We It was half way through the school day and I had to somehow leave class without people noticing. I rushed home to change. It was embarrassing, but I survived.
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Beppie
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I ALWAYS get cramps, and usually so badly that I have to take the day off from whatever I'm doing. I've tried a whole plethora of drugs designed to lessen period pain, but none of them have ever worked. I've found all that does work for me is to have a nice long sleep.

Still, it's a real bother. I've got a friend who said she was like that until she went on the pill. I've never been on the pill, but I'm seriously considering it, because I hate being sick one, or sometimes two days a month.


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Heather
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Hey Beppie,
Have they tried an anti-inflammatory like Naprosyn? You may want to suggest it if they haven't. In addition, have you tried anything homeopathic like red raspberry leaf?

My cycle, for most of my life, tends to alternate between one easy month and one very crampy one, and some of those are of the If I Move I'll Die, I Swear variety. When I was on the pill, it helped A LOT. I very, very rarely had cramps at all.


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Aleve REALLY helps me when I have cramps. I wanna get on the pill though, cuz your cramps aren't as bad when you are.

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StilQuackn
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My period is very irregular. Sometimes I won't get it for 6 weeks, but when I do it lasts for about two weeks. And I usually have to change my tampon(super super heavy) every 2 hours. It's horrible. I'm only 14 though, my mom says it should get better. One time at school I got my period and there was blood on my chair but no one knew it was me. Everyone knew about the bloody chair in math class though. I would have died if then knew it was me.
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Tee hee! My french class has a bloody chair too!
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My periods aren't very bad. I don't get cramps until after my flow has started (yeesh, the word usage...can't they come up with better slang than this?), and then the cramps are in my legs. That irks me, cuz it makes no anatomical sense. But if I take some Pamprin or Midol, i'm fine. A little happy and drugged, but no pain at least. If I don't (like that one day at school) it hurts so bad I can't help but cry, and I have to go home. They need to come up with Midol injections that you can inject wherever you hurt, and most important, work instantaneously, not taking 20 minutes of agony to kick in. I use tampons all the time cuz i can't stand the feel of pads..but that's just me. But, it is kinda a drag..I have to take more trips to the bathroom whereas i'd rather chill with my friends for that 5 minutes, or not leave the tables at work just to go to the bathroom, but, I know it could be worse. So, sometimes I just punch my boyfriend in his legs whenever he says i blow it out of proportion, then ask how he feels! HAH!

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mine doesn't really seem to bother me, besides the fact that it comes at all the wrong times..... like right before i leave for a vacation, or right during school.... but i think most of u can relate to that!!!

but seriously if i do have cramps i just lay down for a couple minutes and it pretty much goes away, and if i doesnt i just try not to totally strain myself with anything!!!

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Let's hear it for Ortho-Cyclen! <cheers!> Being on the Pill has been a real godsend for me--no more moodswings, very mild craps, and super low flow, not to mention you can set a clock by my cycle.

My sister had an absolutely horrible cycle, and she went on Demulen--it decreased her craps like crazy and just all in all evened things out for her.

There can be some funky side effects to the Pill, but they don't generally become issues unless you're a smoker. My boobs grew a full cup size when I went on the Pill. (bonus!)


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I come from a long line of females with not so fun genetics. We all get sick so basically I'm bedridden one day a month. Pain killers and muscle relaxants are a godsend but they only help pain not nausia and plain exhaustion.

I don't mean to scare anyone who might read this, it's pretty much been figured it's genentic. Both my mom and my grandma have been diagnosed with having a slightly tipped uterus and the rest have never really bothered to try and find out.

Apparently it gets slightly better after childbirth but that's certainly not going to make me rush!

~nyam~


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4 me it is normal now and i deal with it i sometimes get killer cramps but other than that it's ok. althought (eveb though i know they can't) i think every1 knows when i'm on and that kills me. i hate 4 ppl 2 know my biz.

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I hate it because when I get it, it is horrible. There's something wrong with my body so I have to go to the gyn and get birth control to fix it. And later on I could have fertility problems so I'm terrified.
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Mistress Mary
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i have very irregular periods. i was told that i would start to become regualar and have moderate flows within the first 2 years of my period, but i've had it now for a little more than 7 years and it' still heavy and irregular. is this normal? should i be worried? i keep track of menstrual cycle and i get my period every 19-21 days. i feel like i lose a lot of blood and i'm aneamic so i have to take iron otherwise i suffer from fatigue. my mohter told me not to worry about it. should i be more concerned?
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Yuck. I get the WORST periods...super heavy flow, cramps, extreme fatigue, and everything else. Not to mention my hormones are horrible- approximately 2 weeks every month I'm not only irritable but emotionally tortured....I sometimes cry for hours, and take everything personally. Since I'm naturally insanely sensitive, this is a problem. I'm going to the doctor for the first time in August...hope she can do something for me!

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I have been one of the luckiest people when it comes to this! mine is regular every month. I get no cramps or bloating! no pains, or ill temperment. I love that about it.
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Mistress Mary
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surfrgirl, it's girls like you that make all us menstrual suffering gals jealous. No fair!
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When I get mine it's just plain horrible! Super heavy flow, killer cramps, etc. I'm never bedridden or anything, it's never gotten THAT bad thank God but it's still pretty bad! All I can say is when it's that time of the month my b/f goes into hiding *hehe* and pain killers are a godsend!

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Well.. I'm kinda lucky in that my period only lasts for 3 days. (it's really common in my family, so it isn't a problem. just the way it is.) I've never missed one either, so it's generally predictable. Occasionaly it'll be early when I'm dealing with a lot of stress.

Unfortunately I get really bad cramps and can't take ibuprofen. I took it once and got some weird kind of reaction.


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Another thing - as much as I'd love to be on the pill, my parents won't allow it. They'd think I only want to be on it so I can sleep around.

Parents... oy.


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I guess Im blessed, but usually Im on it for like 5 days and i RARELY get cramps, and if I do, i just take Midol, and that seems to help me SOOOO much.
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When my monthly comes on, I get really bad cramps to the point where I am rolling on the floor crying. So the doctor prescribed me with 800mg Motrin. and I take one of those every 4-6 hours. Sometimes I get a fever, I feel bloated and I get BAD headaches. But even after all that, I am a pretty pleasant person to be around! HAHA

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My rag is the BIGGEST drag. My doctor thought I might have endimetriosis? Can't spell it sorry. Because I used to have THE worst cramps. Such that once I passed out in a bathroom and hit my head against the garbage can. Awful. It used to control my life until I got on the pill and found the love of my life (kidding) - Anaprox. It saves the day. Definitely. Now I'm out for at least 1 day, but at least not 5! Except now my period is SO long on the pill. Like 5 days and then 3 days of brown yucky stuff. Is this normal? Anyone else have this? Thanks
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i used to have the worst menstrual cycle.

one day, my mother turns to me and says, "you look awfully pale." as it were, i had been "surfing the crimson tide" for the eleventh straight day, with no sign of easing up. This had gone on for several months. I'd be on for two weeks, off for about 10 days, and then back on. Heavy flow, too.

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That doenst' sound normal to me? Justto be on the safe side, why don't oyu get yourself checked out?

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My first day is one where I have to be left alone. I get cramps that make me cry and My entire lower half of my body hurts . My family has learned to leave me alone and just to talk to me the next day. Good for me though that my rag is always light and that mine are always 23 or 24 days apart so that works out good I'm thinking of getting on the pill to help fix that first day cause it just gets worse for me.

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musickat, yeah, i got check out, and my gyno put me on ortho tricyclen, then triphasil. being on the pill has worked wonders for my cycle.

and that little side effect with the boobs, i went from a 34B to a 34DD. trouble is, i gained 30 pounds in the process.

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Jamie
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My period used to be bad. It would last 7 days REALLY heavy, and I'd have 14 days off then my period again. Since I started running I have 4 days periods which are lighter then before and 27 days apart! Anyone with really long or heavy periods that aren't very active physically I highly reccomend it! maybe it'll help you 2!
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