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Old 11-20-2019, 08:32 PM
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My periods are horrible. I really suffer. I canít go on the pill but every cycle is a challenge for me.

Anyone else have terrible periods? What helps ?


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Old 11-21-2019, 01:36 AM
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Is an IUD an option? After my 2nd child I got one and it has almost eliminated my periods completely and I get very few symptoms. Mine weren't horrible before, but they were really variable and I'd get migraines with them.
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Old 11-21-2019, 01:38 AM
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Also, I love rice socks for pains of all types--period aches, migraines, etc. Get a large men's tube sock and fill it with dry rice. Tie the top really securely. You can make them as big or small as you like. I like to make 2 sizes. Then microwave for a few minutes (experiment--but in the 2-5 min depending on the fullness of the sock and how hot you like). Then lay it on your back or wherever hurts. The nice thing is you can fall asleep with it without the risks of sleeping with a heating pad.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:48 AM
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Is this problem new, or has it always been like this?

Specific issues? (Cramps, heavy bleeding, nausea...?). You may get some useful ideas for each symptom.

Have you seen your gyno? They may have some helpful treatments or suggestions. Is there a chance you are dealing with fibroids, or endometriosis, or perimenopause? To some degree, these issues might be treatable.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:13 AM
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Any chance you could have endometriosis? I have it, and that's how mine were. Eventually I started to have terrible pain outside of my periods. Most gyns don't know much about it. I think we are somewhat in the same area. Let me know if you want a recommendation for an expert endometriosis dr. I can't do hormones, either.


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If you find a good chiropractor
Old 11-21-2019, 05:26 AM
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he or she can make some spinal adjustments and/or massage pressure points to regulate your period. I had horrible, heavy, painful and irregular periods for years. Then I went to a chiropractor's assistant who was able to regulate the periods by massaging pressure points. After that, they came every 28 days like clockwork and I never had anywhere near the pain or volume.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:37 AM
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Clarity- wish I had known that about chiropractors!
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Old 11-21-2019, 09:59 AM
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DD recently got a uterine ablation. It helped with pain and flow.
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:16 PM
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I just saw my gyno and she gave me a few options. One is a pill that isn't birth control but helps with pain and the amount of bleeding. Ablation is another (helps for a while, but not always a permanent fix). I've never heard of trying a chiropractor but that seems like a good thing to try. You shouldn't have to suffer every month.
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Old 11-22-2019, 07:23 PM
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I had a hysterectomy because my periods were lasting almost a month with heavy bleeding. Best thing I ever did. My friend also had heavy periods and she had some relief with Mirena. It took a couple of months to regulate but is better now.


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