Period Pains

During my most recent period, the pain that accompanied it was unbearable for around 48 hours.

I experience pain during menstruation every month – however, this month it felt like someone had a set of diamond pincers. Pinching into my lower-abdomen every few minutes. I popped loads of pain-killers: paracetamol and ibuprofen. I used a hot-water bottle, and I gave in to all my cravings.

Which upon reflection, feeding my cravings could have heightened the pain? Or that could be me over-speculating. I cried myself to sleep a few times as I’ve never experienced pains on that scale before.

What do you do to combat period pains?

Do you feel it gets worse/better with age?

Any tips and tricks to help sooth the pain?


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7 thoughts on “Period Pains

  1. For me, the pains are just as bad as I’ve gotten older – makes me wish the menopause would just hurry up and get here! but im the same as you, ibuprofen and paracetamol taken at 2 hourly intervals so I’ve got a continuous drip feed, and a water bottle.

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    1. Aww, bless you.

      I hate that we have to go through such pain. I’ve changed my whole diet and it has helped.

      I found out a few weeks ago that I may have endometriosis – although, that GP was a complete nightmare. The worse Doctor I have ever had!

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  2. you poor thing 😦 I hate doctors, my surgery was rated the second worst in the county a couple of years back! I had the worst pains i’d ever experienced a couple of years back. the doctors never found the cause, but they prescribed me zapain (strong codeine and paracetamol) which helped me get some normality back in life. only lasted a few months, but after the pains stopped i was reading a bbc article on endo, and about three quarters of the symptoms where mine! i live in fear of those pains coming back, i couldn’t walk or sit! I know it doesn’t help you, but at least you’ve been diagnosed now :). do have a look on the bbc website, and follow the links, I’m sure I read there maybe something they can do for you 🙂

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  3. That’s the thing, the GP hadn’t even examined me – she just threw ‘Endometriosis’ in the mix and printed off nhs info.

    Told me I’ve been referred to a specialist and that was that.

    I’ve since put in a complaint to my GP practice. Because I get to the specialist and they think I’m there for an IUD fitting! 😞

    I was like ‘NO, I’m here for a scan!’

    So now I’m waiting in limbo. Have to wait another 6 weeks.

    Honestly, Monday was ridiculous.

    Sorry to hear about your experience with everything. Thanks for the links x


  4. I could find no correlation between food and the level of pain. (Nausea, vomiting, cramps, muscle pain, sleeping sitting up, flooding)
    What helped was taking ibuprofen a few days before I was due on. Stress was a major contributor to pain.
    They don’t tell you that periods get very heavy at around the time of menopause. I mean really heavy. Changing every hour, waterproof knickers, anaemia and fatigue.

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