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Anyone got any good remedies for period pains and stuff? I always get really bad stomachache and headache and feel sick <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt; Usually I just take paracetamol and curl up in bed with a hot water bottle but its not working. I hate periods. Can you have an operation to make you stop having them? I'd have it.

( I know J9's going to suggest lavender oil for this one...hehe. What do I do with lavender oil then? )

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    does this op mean u cant ever have a baby? U dont want that surely.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ElisaKate:

    ( I know J9's going to suggest lavender oil for this one...hehe. What do I do with lavender oil then? )

    I'll check my "aromatherapy for women & children" book tomorra <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yeah... curl up wiv me instead of the hot water bottle <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif">....

    Nah i dunno.. never been bothered that much by my period for some reason...

    erm but guess paracetomal n ibuprofen mix is well good for 90% of pain.. can take both at 1ce with no worry...

    just look at the good side... least ur havin a period now!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You must be able to do something with tea-tree oil...i mean, it seems to solve every other problem. <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; sorry j9..

    and sorry elisa...this is serious. I dunno - it's not somethign i've ever had to experience, and i feel sorry for you girls out there. i guess painkillers are the best thing to take - if it really gets unbearable go see a doctor.

    I didn't lose my mind, it was mine to give away.
  • Girl-From-MarsGirl-From-Mars Mega Poster Posts: 2,822
    i find ibuprofen is better than paracetamol, and wouldnt be able to do without them for my period pains! yeah hot water bottles help.. someone said taht exercise does, its the last thing you feel like doing though! i find that since ive been on the pill theyve been an awful lot better though, so maybe it would be worthwhile considering that? apart from the obvious contraception advantage, it helps with period pains, and also you can take 3 packs at once and therefore only have 4 a yaer! gotta be worthwhile. it also helps with spots, ive had a lot less since being on the pill. and the only problems are a slight increased risk of breast cancer and high blood pressure, and blood clots and stuff. but as you're under 20 they're almost negligable, unless you have a family history of heart disease. and if you dotn smoke thats even better.

    this is just one thing ive foudn helpful, not much else did that i found <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/frown.gif"&gt;

    It's better to regret things you've done than things you haven't.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to suffer from real bad period pain and its afull. I tried loads of stuff but nothing done anything for me untill I went to the docters and got prescribed Mefenamic acid (think thats the name). Its fantastic, its a strong pain killer and works wonders. Go to the docs and see if u can get any <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well the book I've got (aromatherapy for women & children) says -

    to 25mls of carrier oil (sweet almond oil is good, don't use a mineral oil like baby oil) add 15 drops of clary sage, 5 drops of chamomile (german or roman), 5 drops of geranium & 2 drops or rose (rose is extremely expensive, so unless you've got some anyway, I'd leave it out).

    Massage over the lower back, solar plexus (whatever that is lol), tops of thighs, buttocks (calm down boys <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; ) and abdomen. Do this approximately one week before you are due & for aproximately one week after. Unless the condition improves quickly, continue for several periods.

    The book says that clary sage should not be used during pregnancy. Geranium should be avoided in cases of dermatitis & also in the first trimester of pregnancy.

    Hope this helps, if you decide to use it Elisa (& anyone else who suffers).

    j9
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hiya,
    i have terribly painfull periods every period and it always lasts 4 2days non stop. i find takin nurofen every 4hrs, and never let the pain cum back, even if that means every 2 hrs, i know its prob stupid, but the pain is unbearable.
    i tried goin on the pill, but i still got the pain and they were still as heavy. i also got little orange tablets from the doc, but they never touched me.
    i was told to exercise, but it dont work, and it takes energy!
    hope u find a solution, if u do please tell me!
    loads a luv helly
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I also take mefanamic acid it is the best thing that ever happened to me where periods are concerned!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks for all the advice...I'm not on the pill but i dont want to go on it because it makes you put on weight. I think I'll try nurofen and the herbal thing J9 suggested!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ElisaKate:
    Thanks for all the advice...I'm not on the pill but i dont want to go on it because it makes you put on weight. I think I'll try nurofen and the herbal thing J9 suggested!

    <IMG alt="image" alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt; make sure you get pure essential oils Elisa & not pre-diluted stuff.

    j9

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i love periods. it shows me that i am becoming a woman. its all so new and exciting!!! (insert sarcasm here).


    [This message has been edited by IcKleMoNSteR (edited 14-05-2001).]
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