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Hi BeingGirl Experts,

Yesterday was one month to the day of me turning 15, and I just got my period. I hate it already. I was the last of my friends (and most of my grade) to get it. I have wicked cramps already. What can I do about cramps??

 

Thanks,

Isaby

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Hi Isaby,

Sorry you are having to deal with “wicked” cramps. Cramps are caused by the contraction of your uterus during menstruation (your period). They usually mean the uterine muscles are contracting too hard or too fast. Cramps can be felt in your lower abdomen, in your back, or even down your legs.

 

With mom’s permission try using an over the counter pain killer with IBUPROFEN as the active ingredient. Make sure you follow the package directions for your age. You may also try taking a warm bath or place a hot water bottle on your abdomen. Some teens find mild exercise help relieve menstrual pain. If the pain still is not managed with this medication, then you need to see your doctor/healthcare provider.

 

Hope you feel better soon!

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SmileBright20
SmileBright20
Posted August 02, 2014
When I have cramps I take a hot bath listen to my favorite music it's so relaxing if it doesn't help my mom tells me to lay down listen to music read or try to sleep nothing with to much strees it ussally helps if it dosent work my mom has an idea for me
thequest4queers
thequest4queers
Posted June 30, 2014
the worse part about cramps for me is that i'll have cramps, get in a SUPER comfortable position but the moment I move the slightest, the cramps are back XP
lovenovela
lovenovela
Posted April 02, 2014
I want to buy a heating pad and I have to ask my mom first to see if she's ok with it!Cross your fingers for me.
Mackenzietannerrr
Mackenzietannerrr
Posted March 29, 2014
Cramps = worst thing that has ever happened to me!
Gabby love
Gabby love
Posted March 29, 2014
I had cramps in school when I first started I had to tell my school ners and there is a pill that helps a lot forgot the name Good luck
doussouk
doussouk
Posted March 29, 2014
exercise usually doesn't work for me, so I just use pain killers such as advil, or ibuprofen
SillyLlamaGirl
SillyLlamaGirl
Posted February 02, 2014
My cramps are sometimes so bad that I can't breath and I have to lie on my bed. It sucks! :(
period advice girl
period advice girl
Posted January 25, 2014
cramps are something that all of us girls have to deal with but sometimes they are bad and they are not something that other people have to deal with or understand i get really bad cramps and they can be hard to deal with i uderstand totally depending on the level of your cramps in pain if they are super bad i would reccomend something like motrin or advil or tylenol if you have a headache i tend to run fever while on my period every once in a while and the motrin is good for fever and cramps :)
Bee195
Bee195
Posted February 09, 2014
I get cramps all the time! I hate it!
bria2003diva
bria2003diva
Posted December 22, 2013
My stomach was always hurting , I mean real bad I still have cramps BOOO-BOOO! That Stinks
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