So I hadn't had my period in 5 years due to eating disorders & hormonal issues. Before that my periods were AWFUL I'd be so doped up on pain meds, unable todo anything, covered in zits, extremely weak & tired, moody & emotionally unstable.
Now this is my first period ( in 5 years) as a LFRV & while I'm emotionally stable this time around, have energy, only got two pimples, & without pain meds.
My cramps are so incredibly bad that they have brought me to tears & dry heaving a lot more then once in the last three days. Other then what I am currently physically obligated todo ( meaning I have no choice so suck it up princess), I can't exercise or move with excruciating pain. Seriously, even walking feels like I'm going to die:(
This period has also been super heavy & I have virtually no appetite at all. I've been forcing myself to eat though, because I'm defiantly a mess without my fruit & greens.
So girls, any tips other then a hot water bottle & rest?
Any specific fruits or greens that help?
ps. I haven't eaten any fats for over a month.
I've been 100% no slip ups LFRV for about 7 months now total ( it's been longer maybe!)
I drink 3-6 liters of water a day.
And sleep 6-10 hours a night.
And eat 3000-6000 calories a day. TONS of greens roughly 500-2000 calories worth.
I've never experienced the pain you are describing, but in high school I did get bad cramps. Whenever this happen my mom would make me go for a walk. She said moving helped get things moving, loosening the back muscles and the uterus muscles. What you are experiencing is basically a series of contractions - exactly as if you were giving birth. So I would say treat it like that.
sorry that im a guy and cant relate much, but thought i might share a little suggestion if thats ok :)
i was gona gona say that may skin brushing, hot and cold shower, bouncing, stretching, shaking etc will stir up lympathic system and may help detox and clear out cellular waste that collects in lymphatic system.
wishing u all th best anyway
I'm going to try running for a bit today. Just grin & bear it, see if that helps. I agree though I came from a very toxic past so waste build up that could be part of the issue.
thanks so much for your ideas:)
I can't take pain meds either way because of my stomach. So there not an option for me even when things get extreme. but I suppose that's a blessing.
I'm sure in time it will lessen and become a lot more bearable when I am healthy etc. But I was hoping something could make it better now! But I'll just suck it up and keep on thinking about the future:)
I do get some relief from Wish Garden's cramp relief:
Honestly more than the 'recommended' amount - but it really helps.
I have a sensitive stomach (but not as sensitive as yours, it sounds like) and this doesn't upset it.
You could take it with some licorice with it if you are worried about it upsetting your stomach. Licorice helps stimulate your stomaches protective lining. I really like Enzymatic's sugarless DGL chewables:
They seriously work wonders for my sensitive stomach. I chew a couple and the stomach pain/discomfort goes away!
I know some may disagree with these recommendations and some of the ingredients in these supplements - but the girl's in pain, people!
I've blacked out from menstrual pain before (in my cooked days) so I know it can be some hardcore pain.
Also - I don't know what the crap I'm talking about but, but based on the fact that you've been taking such good care of yourself (sleep, water, fruit, greens), and you're not eating any overts, and this came on suddenly, my guess is that your bod's deficient in something. Maybe iron, maybe something else.
It would be a really good idea to get a blood test done and see what shows up.
Ok - take it back. I'm guessing that the reason this is so painful is because it's you're first period in 5 years. Things should ease up from here.
For some reason I forgot that when I was proposing the 'deficiency' theory - I was thinking you'd been having painless periods and then suddenly this one was painful.
See, I told you I didn't know what the crap I was talking about!