girls only - PMS, and similar complaining; get it all out! Health

  • View author's info Author posted on Feb 06, 2005 at 10:20

    Complain here about all your PMSing problems. I'm suffering of the worst headache ever atm, you know, the kind when NOTHING works. And I have these stabs in the lower part of my belly. I find myself the most piteous person in the world, and I just wanna talk about it.
    This thread is for when you feel the need to lament over all your "female problems". And if you have some tips to ease our sufferings: please share!
    So guys, don't post things on here like "o, is it that time of the month again", just read this and get some understanding of what women have to endure.
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  • View author's info posted on May 15, 2008 at 19:41

    So, I've had surgery twice for ovarian cysts, and now I almost had to go to the hospital because I was hemorrhaging to death. They put me on the pill to keep my system in balance, but, they're not sure what's wrong with me.
  • View author's info posted on May 15, 2005 at 12:59

    YAY! I come 'on' sat morning....finally cause nearly a whole week I felt really sick and all bloated! Just thought I
    d say what a relieve. Mmmmmm I feel slightly cranky though and sun morning got pissed off with the phone, but hell my fluid overload is going (For now till next month as we all know) hehehee....Its commin out!!! :)
  • View author's info posted on Apr 19, 2005 at 21:28

    i was 10 when i got my period.when i was 12 it stopped for two years then i had to go to the docto, i was put on the pill, everythoing was ok for a while, until my period would last for 2-3 weeks. i stopped taking the pill and i had to have these shots so i wouldnt have a period stopped for a few years. now its normal.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 12, 2005 at 21:04

  • View author's info posted on Apr 06, 2005 at 11:52

    Does anyone else have this - craving for food during PMS, and then the week after, during the period, you're really sick? I'm hungry now, but when I think of food, I nearly gag... bluh!
  • View author's info posted on Apr 06, 2005 at 06:29

    My sister use to get them really bad she would either be lying in her bed curled up in a little ball crying cos of the pain or hanging over the toilet throwing up all day long. She is now on the pill and some anti sickness tablet's which seem to help. For the cramps she either uses pure lavender oil rubbed on her abdominals which help not only with the pain but it is a calmer so helps with those mood swings or ibprofen which is good as not only does it help with the pain it is also a muscle relaxer, but you got to be careful with these as they start to take the stomach lining away so you can take up to three tablets a day which last up to four hours for about a week before this begins to happen.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 04, 2005 at 07:30

    My name for what we experiance is the "Monthly curse". I will get all the pains and crap that go on through the monthly curse. "Midol" seems to help alittle, but does not get rid of the problems. Going to work with all that going is a major pain in the tail.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 01, 2005 at 04:55

    it's screwed up my mind once again - no need for scizophrenia, just some hormones and I'm fukked up for a couple of days.
  • View author's info posted on Mar 27, 2005 at 06:31

    Valerian talbets helped me but made me loopy9 as if I need help in that department)
  • View author's info posted on Mar 26, 2005 at 15:33

    Yeah. Must suck to have those problems. I'm one of the people that would be going "WHY ME?!?!". But even with all of those disorders discribed and all of those problems with periods stated, I still say I'd rather be a chick.
  • View author's info posted on Mar 23, 2005 at 18:56

    wow......... i am so glad im a guy, all i have to worry about is hemrhoids.

    you girls have my respect.
  • View author's info posted on Mar 21, 2005 at 11:26

    I think that prevention really is better that cure. To ease really bad pains and head-aches the best thing to do is eat very healthy foods every day like soft and fresh fruits, melons, kiwis, bananas, peaches etc, and oily fish(omega-3/6 EFA
    s), and rub some natral essential oil like Lavender on the cramp, and always keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water every day, oh and even better avoid stress as much as possible, and exercice gently. And you still have a good excuse to eat just a little bit of chocolate anyway(0: I always use to get a horrid cramp all the time and then I found lots of natral stuff dead interesting and I feel much better the flow is not even quite as heavy now *touch wood!* I always prefer to avoid the tablets cause they can cause side effects and start making you more tired than you already are! I always prefer to avoid doctors with most things cause tablets dont really work properly with anything anyway! But if its anything serious see your GP. lavender is good for pulse points as well to help relive stress or anxiety. I do anyway and feel a lot happier, OH! and thats good,too!
  • View author's info posted on Mar 21, 2005 at 09:01

    Thanks for the info. Now that you've spelled it out I know what it is. I hope things go well for you. It sounds scary.
  • View author's info posted on Mar 20, 2005 at 01:12

    Everdream- Im still not regular, last month i bled for 2 weeks. so im going to the doctor and going to get myself checked out and taken care of.

    PCOS is Polycistc Ovary syndrom. That is actually what i stoped my depo shots to get blood tests for. They said that might be why I had the long period. Except its symptom is shortening the period and not lengthing it like i had happen. Altho i do show several of the other symptoms.

    here is some info on it:
    Some conditions related to PCOS may not be obvious but are potentially dangerous:
    Diabetes - Most women with PCOS have problems using their body's insulin. About 30% of women with PCOS have a problem processing blood sugar, called glucose intolerance. This is a major risk factor for adult-onset diabetes.
    Heart and blood vessel disease - People with high insulin levels, as in PCOS, often have low levels of so-called good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) and high levels of other fats, including triglycerides. These factors are known to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke later in life. Women with PCOS also can have elevated bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.
    Cancer of the uterus - The lining of uterus normally builds up and is shed with the menstrual period each month. Because of irregular menstrual cycles and lack of ovulation, the lining of the uterus may not shed as often as it should. If PCOS goes untreated, this may increase the risk of cancer of the uterus.

    In PCOS, a variety of obvious symptoms can occur. Remember, PCOS is a syndrome, and each person will have a different set of symptoms. If you have two or more of the following symptoms, you should go to your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and the right treatments.
    Irregular periods - Nine or fewer menstrual cycles per year may be a sign of PCOS. Bleeding may be heavier than normal. These conditions are caused by a hormone problem, because the ovaries are not working properly and producing hormones that keep the menstrual cycle regular.
  • View author's info posted on Mar 18, 2005 at 09:30

    Rainstorm- what does PCOS stand for? never heard of that anacronym
    Faerie- your sistuation when you were 13 sounds like hell on earth. I think the pill was one of the best inventions ever. How did women survive without it?
  • View author's info posted on Mar 18, 2005 at 03:28

    Hey rainstorm13 i have never heard of i might do some research into it to see what it is all about.

    FaerieVisions, it seems you went through hell...i can only imgaine what that must be like, and being so young makes it so much worse.
    How are your periods now? are they any better?
  • View author's info posted on Mar 14, 2005 at 23:34

    I spent the past 4 years on Depoprovara, or the depo shot. It was sooo nice, i didnt PMS, Bleed or cramp for 4 years, and its just a shot in the ass every 3 months. unfortunatly i went off so i can get some blood work done and i had terrible cramps again.
    When i started my period i was about 12, and when i was 13 something odd happened and i had a period that lasted 9 months. And im talking.. bleeding everyday for 9 months. talk about hell on a 13 year old. I had such cramps that several times i ended up in the hospital because i couldnt move. It sucked. Never did find out what caused it, but it eventually stoped. after that experiance Depo seemed like a wonderful idea:)
  • View author's info posted on Mar 11, 2005 at 12:51

    I was told that I may have PCOS... Does anyone know anything about that? Or what the signs are?
  • View author's info posted on Mar 10, 2005 at 10:05

    oww.. having my period now. I'm bitchy, craving for food and my whole body hurts.
    and I gained like 3 lbs in 4 days or something, by eating way too much chocolate and stuff. In any case, these jeans didn't use to be so tight, I thought.
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