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PAINFUL periods and have had tests- need help!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 20, 2009
  • 04:19 AM

I really don't know what to do with this- I'm struggling to see what I'm supposed to do to deal with it as it seems to be getting worse.

I have bad period pains. As in sleepless nights, so painful I had to get an ambulance as I was unable to walk- my legs felt to weak.

I'd like to say, its just when I'm on my period- and the most painful part of it is just the 5 or so days I am on. But the past month I have had period pain all through the 28ish day gap inbetween. I also had very sore and tender breasts- they actually went up 2 cup sizes they were sore even to put bras on. Then there was bloating- worse when I was on my period but bloating around my hands and feet and stomach which seems to chage rapidly as I get to mid day.

I used to take Naproxen which is a NSAID pain reliever as Ibruporfen does nothing for me (it wont even take away a headache or muscle ache!) but the Naproxen hasn't helped at all the past 2 months so I am on Femenic Acid (or something like that!) It helps after about 2 hours after taking it and lasts about 3-4 hours before I need another. I am taking 500mg a pill. I am not supposed to take more then 3 a day, takeing 4 puts you at risk of a heart attack, 5 apparently is hospital admission stuff as it affects your heart. I struggle on 3, I'd like to take about 5 or 6.


I have had a pelvic scan-xray and it showed up nothing. Zero. I am assuming they search for everything and nothing showed up at all. I am at a loss as to what to do as if nothing shows up on the x-ray, does that mean there is nothing it can be? that everything has been checked?

Its just odd, all the symptoms and getting worse: the sore breasts and continuation of the period pains (all be it not at such a demaning level) all start 2 weeks after my last period ends and last up until the new period starts.

I exercise alot (I have been told too much) and I get reduced pain when I exercise (intense cardio) but I only have to slow down slightly -ie from 11km/h run to 9.5km/h or walking fast and the pain comes back. Its just not realistic to be working at full wack every second of the day and yet I can't see anything else to do. (When I am actually on my period- that pain is not possible to work out through- I have tried, its just too painful to move).

I need some help but don't know where to go or what to do- the pains just are too bad to cope with when I am on my period, and never really go away for more then a week. Its like I don't get a break at all. I don't know what to say to my GP who will likely say "well nothing showed in the scan so there is nothing wrong and nothing I can do" and I will have to continue to exist with this and watch it continue to get worse.

I eat well- no refined foods, alot of fresh fruit and steamed green veg, Omega 3 oils and about 2-5 liters of water a day (I go to the gym 2 hours a day and do cardio)

Does anyone have any suggestions at all? I'd be really grateful as I am at the end of my teather and fed up of the sleepless nights!

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