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Added August 01, 2013

PMS Cramps

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Cramp-o-meter. How bad do yours get?

 

During and before her period, a woman may experience a variety of aches and pains. The most common are menstrual crampsthe medical name is dysmenorrhea. Many women have no PMS cramps at all, others get slight pain. But some women have cramps that are so painful that it interferes with their daily lives.

 

There are different kinds of PMS cramps: 

  • A little discomfortlike a muscle cramp or spasm. Once you realize that it's a menstrual cramp, it doesn't really bother you
  • Intense painthis may be a sharp pain that causes you to double up or cry out
  • Pain that spreadsstarting in the lower abdomen, radiating up your back and down your legs, or centering in your lower back
  • Pain accompanied by dizziness or nausea, diarrhea or vomiting

 

If you have slight discomfort, intense, short pain or pain that spreads, you might be able to help yourself. If you suffer from dizziness, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting, or if you experience intense pain that won't go away, see a doctor.

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GirlyGirl314
GirlyGirl314
Posted October 14, 2013
I hate the cramps! Thank goddness for ibuprofen!
Katyperrylover394
Katyperrylover394
Posted July 23, 2013
I don't get that
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Posted July 03, 2013
I get really bad cramps.But I just heat up some lotion in the microwave and put it on my stomach.Or I get a warm damp cloth and put it on my lower stomach :)
LavenderRose
LavenderRose
Posted July 18, 2013
One of my friends get craps all the time and she hasn't had her period yet though... It's going to be a wild ride for her when she does get it. I haven't had my period yet, and I only got disgarge twice. Has any won tried heating pads I heard they work miracels! Thank God that I can swallow a pill so when I do PMS I can take Cramp and PMS symptoms pills.
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Posted July 03, 2013
Every time I have a cramp I take a pill.
2cute03
2cute03
Posted July 03, 2013
i have pretty bad ones they have gotten better though but a few mins ago i was doubling up in so much pain :|
neekah13
neekah13
Posted January 08, 2013
i have cramps every now nd then but i STILL havent had my period... nd i have a lot of discharge... any answers?
Allthingsgirl
Allthingsgirl
Posted January 21, 2013
Thank God For Ibuprofen! Hallelujah!
GatorWhereItsGreater
GatorWhereItsGreater
Posted January 24, 2013
My cramps are so terrible no type of pain killer helps. Be careful too because some pain killers are blood thinners and make you bleed more on your period! I usually find relief with the hottest shower possible, and laying in bed all day with music or tv. Every girl deserves a day off because of her period or cramps!
luvluv123
luvluv123
Posted April 01, 2013
I have awful cramps and pain relievers don't help. A few months ago we were taking a huge math test and I got a major cramp in my abdomen. I don't think I did so well :/
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