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    Default Painful periods

    I know this is in the wrong section, but can't be bothered finding the right one on my phone.
    As a teen I suffered really painful, heavy periods, which would have me feeling dizzy and sick. Being on the pill stopped them being so painful and heavy.
    I'm currently on the pill, have been for over a year now and haven't had an issue. Last night when DF got home from work I woke up with the worst period pain ever, I couldn't sleep. All day I've felt run down and sick with dizziness and nausea.
    I'm guessing it's coz I skipped a period, so won't be don't that again.
    Any suggestions on pain management etc? I'm petrified of wheat bags (I literally cooked the skin on my tummy from one as a teen) and I don't like taking too much pain killers.

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    Suffered the same thing. Your choices are limited without a heat pad and pain killers. Hot bath? I often take nurofen and panadol at same time for it. So painkillers would have been my suggestion. A gentle walk is supposed to be good but I can't think if anything worse when I'm in pain!!!

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    Try ponston (i think thats what it is called, its been a while) but i used that till i had dd & i had killer periods and it worked every time.

    Its over the counter, blue box,

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    Reckon it's time for a check-up. I didn't find out my heavy periods and pain were worse than "normal" until after I fell pregnant and learnt I had fibroids. They are benign tumours and made my pregnancy quite difficult. So don't suffer - go see your GP!

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    I agree, go to your gp if it continues otherwise all I do is nurofen, hot water bottle and rest so not much help but I hope your feel better soon. Whoever made up excersice or walking helps is crazy it makes the pain worse for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbygirl View Post
    Try ponston (i think thats what it is called, its been a while) but i used that till i had dd & i had killer periods and it worked every time.

    Its over the counter, blue box,
    Yes ponstan or naprogesic are both specifically for period pain

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    Have you been checked for endometriosis? Sounds like me and I was diagnosed with it last year. The pill does help, but it still grows. I would suggest going to your gp and ask about being checked for endo and I would do it asap. You might have a cyst somewhere that needs to be dealt with. Also endo can almost never be picked up on an ultra sound. I have stage 2 and everything looks normal on an ultra sound, but when I had my laproscopic done it was a different story. Heavy painful periods is never normal. Get it checked.


 

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