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Why Do You Get Cramps During Your Period
I was reading online that women should not have cramps during their period when in their 40s. Is that true? I am 45 and have cramps. Get bad periods.
DYSMENORRHEA: Needs diagnostic workup for severe cramps. See gyne you need a pelvic U.S. And a good examination. ...Read more
Count your blessings: Many women have painful cramping related to increased prostaglandins & others have underlying medical problems. ...Read more
Tips: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more
Several ways: 1. Acupuncture- my #1 recommendation. It is awesome 2. Eat more foods with magnesium(pumpkin seeds are a good source) 3. Cramp bark or vitex can help 4. Evening primrose oil, fish oil, may help 5. Eat less junk- no sodas, processed sugar, stop dairy , stop gluten. These are a few suggestions. Birth control pills can help and are not my first choice. ...Read more
Yes, it is normal: For you. Each woman is different in terms of her period symptoms. You are blessed. ...Read more
Is it normal to get really bad cramps during my whole period on both sides of my hips/abdomen at the same time as opposed to just the one side?
Its probably normal: But see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Stopped Yaz on thurs 18th. Had bleeding. Now more bleeding and cramps. Is it possible to get my period during this. Withdrawal bleeding heavier. Help?
Before/during my period, I get really bad cramps where it hurts to move, lower back pain, emotional and moody, and it's really heavy.
PMD: ? from 21 yo about Pre-Menstrual Disorder. The symptoms are particularly severe in females w. Hypermobility Syndrome (genetic) wherein hormone Relaxin, secreted by ovaries at this time, further loosens ligaments. Transversus abdominis painful muscle spasm attempts to stabilize pelvis. Cannabis & yoga can help. Avoid Gynecologists speculating about a theoretical disease they call "endometriosis". ...Read more
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