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Menstrual Cramps!!The worst part of being a woman!

Discussion in 'Gynaecology' started by varalakshmi24, May 25, 2013.

  1. varalakshmi24

    varalakshmi24 Silver IL'ite

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    Its that time of the month!Menstrual cramps according to me are worst of the worst punishment a woman has to endure! ( Sorry the exaggeration is a by product of the current cramps). These cramps and me go back a long way since I was 13 years old and got it for the first time. For no particular reason I started getting this mind numbing pain and it was 5 days before my mom and me could find out the real reason. Little did I know then that a monster had taken birth inside me. Since then every period has been dreaded like a three headed green monster that sleeps for 22 days and raises its head for the next 7!

    I remember school days spent in the sick room writhing in pain and throwing up every now and then. There is even a funny incident related to this. One month as usual I got my chums and headed to the sick room after the first hour. Unusually the beds had gone and there were dirty black ultra thick mattresses instead. Being in no position to think too much, i went straight to one mattress and lay down. After a few hours of writhing and throwing up ( routine ritual) I dozed off. I dont know how long it had been when I was woken up by some chatter and laughing. I opened my eyes to see about 15 to 20 LKG std boys jumping over me !Now I was quite chubby in school and had laid down on my side! It dint take me to long to realise that these little monkeys were using me as a hurdle and practising their jumps!

    in a few minutes an ayah lady came and gently told me " Pappa this has been changed to the Judo Room!Sick room is in the other block!!"I quietly got up and left smiling to myself!!

    At this juncture have to mention the loving school ayahs who always took care of us during this period . Giving us their much needed attention and sometimes even preparing hot rice porridge for us.In college, as hostelites ,during this dreaded time you only have friends to lean on.

    When I was new to college, I saw a classmate of mine a big tall girl quietly sobbing . I went up to her and she disclosed the reason . No she was not home sick she was cramps sick! Her periods trademark was severe back pain. We got permission and went to the hostel and in my first act of kindness to a stranger I got hot water from the mess and gave her an amateur hot water massage. The sister hood blossomed and she is my best friend today!

    When I was a little girl oblivious to the world of periods, I remember a menstruating elder cousin telling me ' girl can you please kill me its better than these pains!!Little did i know then that I was also to be soon inducted into this Hall of Pain!
     
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  2. Dinny

    Dinny IL Hall of Fame

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    True that...as if women didnt have enough already....god decided to add one more to the list
     
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    mimur9 IL Hall of Fame

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    yeah the cramps are terrible. But can come over this by drinking raw garlic grinded along with pepper then added to the milk or by soaking fenugreek seeds and having them in the morning in empty stomach. This will give you relief from cramps. Sometimes, I do forget these tips. But when practised it gives good relief. One of my friend used to boil garlic in water then add milk & boiled for few minutes and drinking in the night on advise from a siddha doctor and it helped her a lot. But for me the raw garlic combo worked.
     
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    Amneet Senior IL'ite

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    The unbearable pain and mood swings ... Hate these too.
    Yes, in those times it feel like something is trying to take out your life ..
    Hope the above garlic remedy can help, will try this soon ..
    Thanks mimur9 ...
     
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    varalakshmi24 Silver IL'ite

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    Thank you minimur9! Was infact looking for some natural remedies.

    One more effective remedy from my end:Applying vicks (or any other pain relief gel) on lower tummy where the pain mostly originates!!Wierd but very effective.
     
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    Swethasri Platinum IL'ite

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    if you are a egg eater please have it all the 22 days then you can manage this 7 days easily. iam experiencing it.And also your mind set is very important.Good write up!
     
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    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    thank you girls. I was looking out for natural remedies for my daughter. she too has unbearable pain, throwing up etc.

    Meera,this garlic should be eaten only during the periods? first thing in the mrng? please explain a little more in detail.I want to try it for her.

    tks varalakshmy, vicks sounds easy.She usually lies down with a hot water bottle .:)

    Swetha, wouldn't having an egg everyday add a lot of heat in the body ?
     
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    varalakshmi24 Silver IL'ite

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    I think the egg remedy suggested by Swethashri would really work because egg whites have calcium ( if i am not wrong). I have read that the menstrual cramps become severe if there is not enough calcium in the body.

    For this reason, having curd is also excellent remedy. I usually buy 2-3 packets of the thick curd and have during this time . It also helps to a great extent.

    Mindian please try the curd remedy too for your daughter. It kills me to see little girls go through this situation.
     
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    thank u all for the remedy, presently iam undergoing it, will try the remedies. thanks a lot. life is a hell on these 3 days.
     
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    Hi Mindi,

    glad to see you.

    Garlic+ milk + pepper combo can be had any time of the day

    Garlic boiled and with milk to be had at bed time

    Fenugreek - morning at empty stomach

    when the pain becomes severe the body first minimise its work to give rest, hence it throws out. Hope the above helps your DD. Hugs to her.
     
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