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2007-07-06 7:24 AM
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wurkit_gurl - 2007-07-06 12:30 AM
LaurenSU02 - 2007-07-05 6:55 PM Two words: The Pill. And, if you really get cramps and stuff that badly, you can probably get it covered by your health insurance.
I was on it for a long time - and yeah, I never got cramps. They're not bad as they are, I only get them on the first day, and Aleve will take care of them. But I just 'feel' the effects of PMS more now when I'm not on it. Partially due to cost and partially due to the fact that I'm kind of weirded out about pumping hormones into my body when I'm single and not getting any. I don't know, though. I've thought about going back on it.

 

i don't even sleep with men and i'm on it! less period pain and its light. as good as it's gonna get. if you don't fele like exercising maybe just do a tiny core workout. get some endorphins without too much ezxercise.



2007-07-06 8:05 AM
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bootygirl - 2007-07-05 9:07 PM

The more I work out in general, the less cramping and bloating my period is. however, they are super heavy - I use the word projectile. And mine come every 22 days. I can really rant on this, check my logs during that time..... and after nearly 25 years on and off the pill, I say no more.

But I agree, if you can get yourself OUT there, even if it is lighter work out than normal, it isn't so bad. I do plan my rest day for the worst of it...... I can't make it though a work out without needing supplies.

 

We can rant together. Mine are every 19-24 days. And I am a total Beotch right before. Cramps hit, the runs, everything. But you know what's really weird?

I often have my best workouts on the day I start. For some reason I get some kind of boost that I don't feel until I start running or riding. Running especially though.... So strange... 

2007-07-06 8:20 AM
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Thanks for the advice, ladies. I ended up unpacking some more last night. But I had a good run this morning - for me at least, as I'm not a runner! It's only really just the first two days that REALLY kill me. I feel fat today (I'm a little person, so I blow up like a balloon and it's really noticeable), but that just makes me want to exercise more For the future, I might try the Tylenol/aspirin thing as well as making sure I get a lot of iron - I usually crave red meat when I've not gotten enough, but I've been too busy to notice. And I need to get back into drinking more tea - I can actually do green tea. Black tea tends to bother me, but green and herbal (since it doesn't have caffeine at all) are fine.
2007-07-06 8:42 AM
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No advice other than what the previous ladies have said, just an "Amen, Sister" to all of you!   I'm fighting the urge to put my head down on my keyboard right now, and I skipped my swim this morning - partially because I'm Flo Tired, partially because I stayed up late cleaning and fiddling with my bike.  Hey, at least it was gear related, it's a good cause, right?
2007-07-06 12:02 PM
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I am late to this conversation, but I second the pill thing.

Even better... the pill where you only have a period once every 3 months. It's awesome. They now make a generic of this pill and your insurance should cover it. I only pay $8/month.





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2007-07-06 12:29 PM
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Guess I'm one of the lucky ones - doesn't cause too many problems.  I do take iron however.  

On a happy note:  I believe this is the first time that a woman-themed thread in BT has ever stayed all-female.  Rock on, ladies.  We should do this more often. 



2007-07-06 12:39 PM
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I was on seasonal for a while there but after 3 months I became really depressed and almost suicidal so I was immediately taken off it. Now I'm uninsured and suffering. Sigh. The pill should be free if you ask me.
2007-07-06 2:26 PM
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I get cramps on the second day - four advil (800 mg) takes care of it, but only if I pay attention to taking it every six hours. Usually, I only have to take two doses. And the pain doesn't bother me too badly, usually. The day before my period, though, is a completely different story. I get all depressed and moody and know the only way to cure it is to run.

I used to be on the pill, actually the patch, but am pretty sure the tumor I developed on my right ovary was directly related to the patch. So, I advocate staying away from the patch. For that reason, I don't use hormonal birth control anymore. I haven't really noticed a change, except now I get slight back pain. Everything else is the same.

Yeah, and it's definitely awesome the guys have stayed away this long.

2007-07-06 4:08 PM
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CitySky - 2007-07-06 1:29 PM

Guess I'm one of the lucky ones - doesn't cause too many problems.  I do take iron however.  

On a happy note:  I believe this is the first time that a woman-themed thread in BT has ever stayed all-female.  Rock on, ladies.  We should do this more often. 



I think putting "that time" in quotations kept the men away. Have you ever tried mentioning female issues around a guy? It's hilarious! They try to retreat into themselves like turtles if you poke them.
2007-07-06 4:12 PM
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CitySky - 2007-07-06 12:29 PM

Guess I'm one of the lucky ones - doesn't cause too many problems.  I do take iron however.  

On a happy note:  I believe this is the first time that a woman-themed thread in BT has ever stayed all-female.  Rock on, ladies.  We should do this more often. 

maybe you should even start all female tris and stuff
2007-07-06 4:15 PM
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amiine - 2007-07-06 5:12 PM

CitySky - 2007-07-06 12:29 PM

Guess I'm one of the lucky ones - doesn't cause too many problems.  I do take iron however.  

On a happy note:  I believe this is the first time that a woman-themed thread in BT has ever stayed all-female.  Rock on, ladies.  We should do this more often. 

maybe you should even start all female tris and stuff


I guess we have one fella who's in touch with his feminine side


2007-07-06 4:18 PM
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ScotinSeattle - 2007-07-06 6:39 PM I was on seasonal for a while there but after 3 months I became really depressed and almost suicidal so I was immediately taken off it. Now I'm uninsured and suffering. Sigh. The pill should be free if you ask me.

 

three words for you scottie: NHS!!!!

 

sorry to hear it didn't work otu for you though. i started today: slept most of the day, diet has consisted of chocolate and brufen  



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2007-07-06 5:17 PM
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Subject: RE: For the Ladies - Training with Fatigue During "That Time"?

Ah the beloved NHS. I loved my seaonale pill. 4 periods a year but God the depression!!!!  It was awful....

 

Last month I actually didn't "notice" the painters arriving. I'm certainly sure it was down to all the working out I was doing. Still. I'd rather have a penis.

2007-07-06 8:45 PM
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ScotinSeattle - 2007-07-06 11:39 AM

I was on seasonal for a while there but after 3 months I became really depressed and almost suicidal so I was immediately taken off it. Now I'm uninsured and suffering. Sigh. The pill should be free if you ask me.


I was unemployed about 6 years ago and I was still able to get my pills from Planned Parenthood for 10 bucks a month - no insurance needed. Do you have a PP in your area?
2007-07-07 1:32 PM
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Don't know if this has been discussed, but nutrition intake in the days/weeks leading up to or inbetween periods makes a huge impact. Moderation of caffiene and sugar is key for me, and I seem to remember reading somewhere about magnesium supplementaiton.

As soon as it starts, or the day before, I start taking 800mg ibuprofin every 8 hours. It lighten's the flow and helps with the cramps as well.

I also get menstrual induced migraines, but if I am getting adequate sleep in teh week prior, it's not a problem.

Basically good living all month long lessens the impact of Flo and her unwanted friends.
2007-07-09 2:52 PM
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Subject: RE: For the Ladies - Training with Fatigue During "That Time"?

kbsublime - 2007-07-06 6:45 PM
ScotinSeattle - 2007-07-06 11:39 AM I was on seasonal for a while there but after 3 months I became really depressed and almost suicidal so I was immediately taken off it. Now I'm uninsured and suffering. Sigh. The pill should be free if you ask me.
I was unemployed about 6 years ago and I was still able to get my pills from Planned Parenthood for 10 bucks a month - no insurance needed. Do you have a PP in your area?

 

I do have one in the area. In fact I still have my prescription for the Seaonale pill.  I'm just not sure if I want to go through the hum and haw of having to find something new.  



2007-07-09 4:52 PM
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another vote for the pill.. periods are much more manageable, and I am not nearly as cranky and I can manipulate the timing as an added bonus.
I've also tried the patch.. drove my skin crazy!

Although, it did freak my husband out a little as he's had a vas. so what do I need the pill for?!

Edited by tmason 2007-07-09 4:53 PM
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