Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Last night I was in pain from 9:30 until 11:30. I had to take 4 ibuprofin just so I could sleep. My cramps are so painful it feels like the early stages of labor but there is no break. I have to concentrate and breath to get thought it and for a moment last night I felt like I was going to throw up. This is what I went through from the time I got my period when I was 12 until I went on the pill when I was 19. I remember going to the school nurse when I was in 8th grade and my mom was mad that I came home and told me that I was going to have to learn to deal with it. Pain releavers would work sometimes but other times they didn't. I would take baths or sit on the couch with a heating pad but it was hell. My friends moms would take them to the Dr. and they were able to get medicine to help releave the pain. My parents said that you only need to go to the Dr. if you are having sex. I thought that after I had kids this would all be over with but they are starting again. I am going to the Dr. next week for an anual exam and I am going to talk to her about this. I don't want to go on the pill again but I also don't want to deal with painful cramps every month.


  1. OUCH! That sounds awful, I used to get bad ones too, but not every month. I remember having to lay in the car while out with friends because they weren't ready to go home. I hope the Dr. has some ideas for you. I am sure there are some "herbs" to help. Sorry for your pain.

  2. Oh man, I feel your pain; I used to have really bad cramps too--Dr Adema says it's a hormonal imbalance that causes cramps like that.

    I still have those vicodin...

  3. I had those as a kid as well and finally just waited for my mom to leave the room when I was visiting the Doc for a check-up and asked him for the pill. He was surprised, but gave me the prescription and explained to me how to fill it so I could get them without her knowing.

    Good times.

    Hope you find a cure soon!