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Posted In: General well-being 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2007
  • 07:54 PM

...so I'm really sorry if it's in the wrong place.

I'm 15, and I've had periods since I was 11 but everynow and then, I get really terrible, unbearable ones. I'm quite a dramatic person but I think it's fair to say that I feel like I'm dying. My school thought so, thye once sent me home because I was an unnatural shade of green.

Anyway,I was fine this morning but then my stomache started hurting really badly. So I went to the toilet, felt really dizzy,thirsty, confused,I couldn't see properly because my eyes went all weird. I think my heart was faster than normal. Then I went and layed down, started shaking really badly,sweating, threw up. I was still shaking and hurting so I went to sleep.

I got up a few hours ago and felt *a lot* better but my Dad had come home and said that I was really grey, took my temperature and it was 92.4. Apparently that's low?

So I'm feeling really depressed/sorry for myself/worried. Can I get something for this? I took a paracetomel but it help at all. >_<

Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks.

Plleaaaassse help.

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  • You may have endometriosis - this is a condition that causes very painful periods. It's worth going to the doctor, and the appropriate specialist, to check out whether this is the case. I had quite painful periods when I was young, which included some of the symptoms you described (nausea, feeling faint, diahorrea etc.). These symptoms got better over the years. But paracetemol wasn't effective as a pain killer. I found nurofen the most effective thing (but I live in Australia so I don't know whether you have the same brand names in the US) but you have to take this after you've eaten because it's not very good for the stomach lining to take it frequently or on an empty stomach. Naprogesic and Ponstan are also medications available in Australia that are specifically targetted at relieving period pain.
    vivien 17 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh no! :(That sounds horrible, but it also sounds like what I have. Thanks for the reply, I think I will have to see a doctor.I can get Nurofen but I think I'll wait and see what is wrong with me before taking it. :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 03:31 PM
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  • ...so I'm really sorry if it's in the wrong place.I'm 15, and I've had periods since I was 11 but everynow and then, I get really terrible, unbearable ones. I'm quite a dramatic person but I think it's fair to say that I feel like I'm dying. My school thought so, thye once sent me home because I was an unnatural shade of green.Anyway,I was fine this morning but then my stomache started hurting really badly. So I went to the toilet, felt really dizzy,thirsty, confused,I couldn't see properly because my eyes went all weird. I think my heart was faster than normal. Then I went and layed down, started shaking really badly,sweating, threw up. I was still shaking and hurting so I went to sleep.I got up a few hours ago and felt *a lot* better but my Dad had come home and said that I was really grey, took my temperature and it was 92.4. Apparently that's low?So I'm feeling really depressed/sorry for myself/worried. Can I get something for this? I took a paracetomel but it help at all. >_Any advice would be greatly appreciated thanks.Plleaaaassse help.my md gave me a muscle relaxant and a pain killer for similar symptoms. when i was younger, i would cramp so badly that i would hemorrage.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2007
    • 05:00 AM
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  • I'm 46 have 4 beautiful children and had very similar symptoms when I was your age...was put on tylenol w/ codine and ended up taking more that I should have during a day at school cuz the pain was sooo bad...I don't know what happened from 1st block 1/2 hr after I took pills till 3rd block....that's not good right.....You need to see your Dr & have him refer you to a Dr that specializes in Endometriosis.....that is I'm sure what you have...my symptoms were very similar to yours...VERY PAINFUL PERIODS W/O ALOT OF BLEEDING, I was put on birth control which only made me VERY moody so went off them...this went on until I got married at which time I still wasn't on birth control since we wanted children right away and I was 23 when I got married. My symptoms got worse...right before my period I'd have a VERY LARGE bowel movement and then immediately the pain & feeling very weak like I was going to die...I'd end up becoming very hot, I'd have to take off all my clothes and lay on the cold bathroom floor just to cool off, too weak to take a shower...this happened a couple times and both times my husband would have to take me to the hospital, both times the Dr & my husband said I looked ashen color and like I was dying.I had 2 laperoscopies for endometriosis and finally was able to have my kids.YOU GO GET CHECKED OUT NOW.....Endometriosis isn't something to take lightly, it is very painful. GOOD LUCK, I HOPE ALL WORKS OUT WELL FOR YOU.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 19, 2007
    • 04:36 PM
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  • Please have your dad take you to the doctor. It's not normal to be grey or green and on top of your female problems, I think you need a full check up because there could be something else causing the lack of color.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 08:23 AM
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  • I agree with the endo. It can cause very painfull periods. I would also ask for a thyroid panel. Hope you feel better soon. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 08:08 PM
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  • Yes, please have your dad take you to a doc, and make sure they test your blood sugar levels, and test you for anemia - they should check your iron as well as your B12 levels. Endo is definitely a possibility, and you really do need a endo literate doc. But please consider also trying acupuncture to help. I have treated several patients with endo, some severe, and they reported a HUGE improvement in their pain. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is extremely helpful for gynecological disorders. Please look into it! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • October 29, 2007
    • 03:07 AM
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