cure's/remidie's for cramps and period b.s.

all that helps is to curl up into a ball in a hot steamy bath with pamprin. heating pad for when i go to bed.
there has to be some old wives tell or something that helps with this bitches.. Happy

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15 replies since 9th November 2010 • Last reply 9th November 2010

haha, for me, it helps to take midol or exedrin maybe a day before i think im gonna get my period. if i don't take any medicine, i get killer cramps, i seriously cry and squirm all day from the pain Happy

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I have to take medicine for mine. My doctors say my cramps are on the level of labor pains. I have been known to throw up or pass out from them. Of course going on birth control can reduce it but the problem with going on birth control is that if you are on it for a long period of time it can actually prevent you from being able to get pregnant when you're older and ready to have babies.

But some ways to reduce minor pains is to rub a spot about an inch above your ankle, suck on a peppermint candy, use a heating pad (I've also iced my cramps at times because I've had high fevers and I had to bring my body temperature down as quickly as possible) and my favorite- take tylenol PM and pass out.

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Eat a banana (the potassium is good for any kind of cramps), Drink lots of water (hydration and flushing the system), and actually exercise. The curl up action is half of a "crunch" (like sit-ups except you pull up your knees up to your chest, not your chest to your knees.) On your back, curl up until hurts again, then stretch out flat till it hurts again, repeat. That's what worked for some of my cramps which used to lay me out for a day.

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What works best for me is chamomile tea. You can just get it in the supermarket here, or even buy a bag full of loose, dried chamomile flowers at the pharmacy.

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Belly dance. It was created to help with labor pains. Women who have moved from the Middle East/Northern Africa to America laugh at la maz classes, because it's a weak take on what they have known and practiced for centuries.

I'm not joking, either. I get labor pain-scaled cramps as well, and nothing helps quite like stretching out the abdomen and hip area. (If you need help on how to do this, exactly, pm me and I can find an easy online video or something.)

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stretching and exercise even if you dont want to, lots of water and stay away from pills with tylenol and acetemetophine...really bad for your liver and kidneys. heat also cancels out ibeprophen. if you are experiencing extreme pain, you should go see your doctor! Ive had surgery 2x for endometriosis scaring and still suffer every month worse than before and i dont even have periods?

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I do many things and hardly ever have cramps when I do it's usually because I am not doing one of the below.

*Yoga. Esp. downward dog. This really helps stretch your muscles and help things to move. DO NOT DO EXTREME STRETCHES! Stick to gentle ones because you can seriously hurt yourself if you stretch during your period.
*Evening Primrose Oil, this is a natural supplement used for muscle pain, it is MAGIC if you get cysts (it takes down inflammation) Way better for you than Advil or Tylenol
*Lots of water!
*Limiting sugar, alcohol, salt, and caffeine helps me.
*Birth control if your up for it. Get the lowest dose you can.
*There are several PMS teas on the market. Celestial Seasons has an awesome one!
*Heating pad and even kneading your belly gently help as well.

Hope these help!

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I've heard of excersize being helpful. I don't really have period's frequently (I have PCOS) and when I do have periods they are usually light and the belly and head ache's aren't usually too bad. SOmetimes if they are I take painkillers and warm up a hot water bottle and when I have a shower, I take down the shower head and put it on my belly. I think warmth helps.

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I take advil

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PCOS sucks! It runs in my family and am pretty sure I have it. I do however get a regular period. But they only last about 2 days- 3 days tops. But the first day I am usually completely out of the game.

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Felecity--how do you administer the Evening Primrose oil, and where do you, personally, find it? I imagine it has to be the pure essential oil, and those can be hard to find.

Also, do you happen to remember the name of the Celestial Seasons PMS tea? I currently have 14 teas stocked, but not that one. Of course, Shlomi will probably have a conniption fit if I buy one more box of tea at this stage... ;)

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http://women.webmd.com/pms/features/pms-relief?page=2

Calcium, magnesium and vitamin E. I wish I had discovered this YEARS ago!

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I get the evening primrose oil at the local supermarket in the natural vitamin section. If you can't find it there, try a health food store. My pills come in a gel-capsule form (like vitamin e) I just take the pill like I would a Tylenol. Below is a website explaining more about it. This is what it looks like in the bottle.
<a href="http://media.photobucket.com/image/evening primrose oil/bargainsdelivered/Dietary Supplements and Vitamins/naturemadeeveningprimroseoil500mg12.jpg?o=7" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh64/bargainsdelivered/Dietary%20Supplements%20and%20Vitamins/naturemadeeveningprimroseoil500mg12.jpg" border="0"></a>

http://www.naturalherbsguide.com/evening-primrose.html.

The PMS tea is actually from TRADITIONAL MEDICINES it works really good if you have bad cramps, I don't use it too much anymore. here is the site to buy it.
http://www.traditionalmedicinals.com/pmstea

The peppermint chamomile, and tummy mint teas from Celestial Seasons work well for any tummy issues. Happy

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Forgot to include, 500 mg is usually enough to get me through the day. I take the Evening Primrose oil for inflammation, breast tenderness associated with cystic fibrosis, ovarian cysts, muscle aches, and when my joints hurt. I also just found out it's a source of Omega-6! Same as fish oil but a Vegan alternative without the yucky smell Happy Also MUCH cheaper than Hemp oil.

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