Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I get awful pains. I literally cannot get out of bed for one day every month because of it. I went to the doctors because I thought I had something wrong, but I don't appear to. I get terrible gas pain (I thought a cyst or something had burst one night), back pain and this weird sensation in my foot that makes me want to vomit. One minute I'm boiling hot, and the next minute I'm freezing cold and my teeth are chattering.
Pain killers just take the edge off. The best I can do is just lie in bed with a heat pack on my back and a heat pack on my stomach.
I don't even want children ever. Would love to have something that could just come along and (painlessly and easily) stop my cycle for as long as I wanted.
I hate when some women tell you just to suck it up. Pain is a very personal thing and everyone has a different tolerance threshold.