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How to cure dysmenorrhea pains : Solutions to dysmenorrheal pains

Updated on November 28, 2012

Do all women experience dysmenorrheal pains? I asked this question because I used to think that I am being punished monthly for this sickness. Ever since I had my menstruation, I can actually predict exactly when to have it, why? because of menstrual pain aside from the fact that my cycle is 28 days really, it is predictable, so you know exactly when you are going to experience the throbbing pain again. I thought, I will be save from this pains after giving birth to five children (other friends of mine told me that), but I was wrong. In the first two or three months after giving birth, I will be free of it and then it will come back again with my period. It is like a curse so I thought. My sister suffers even worst, she is really bedridden. My father told us, our grandmother will just lay in bed for like two days because of pain. Well, lucky me then? Huh.

So I tried to research anything about dysmenorrheal. I asked some people and friends and also consulted a doctor for a check up. The doctor said there is nothing wrong with my reproductive system. I read articles about it, research in the internet etc. The funny thing is that all the natural ways of easing some pain? I learnt it by myself.

What really is Dysmenorrhea (or dysmenorrhoea)?

According to wikipedia it is a medical condition characterized by severe uterine pain during menstruation. While most women experience minor pain during menstruation, dysmenorrhea is diagnosed when the pain is so severe as to limit normal activities, or require medication. Dysmenorrhea happens when the uterus contracts in a severe manner and frequently pre and post your menstruation. The contractions in the muscle cut off the flow of blood to the uterine muscle, depriving it of oxygen and causing severe pain.

Tips on how to cure dysmenorrhea:

  1. Avoid stress . If you are stressed out, at times your period comes one day early than usual and this may cause pain in the uterus. ( I experienced it many times). I just noticed that when I am a little bit anxious or worried about something, my menstruation comes earlier (like two days than expected) and it is more painful than usual.
  2. Do sit ups and take a walk one week prior to your expected menstruation. I also noticed that when I am walking and exercising more often specially the week prior to my expected date of menstruation, the pain is not so much (I can bear it still).
  3. Boil a water and when it is warmer already, put in a bottle and placed in your stomach. It eases the pain. It really works and ease the pain.
  4. If you can, lie flat in the bed with your bum in the air face down. It relaxes the muscles this way. I can be in this position for almost an hour and it helps. I just sit down once in a while. My mother told me what makes it painful are blood clots (menstrual blood clots).
  5. For those who are taking the oral contraceptive pills, it has been found out that  dysmenorrheal pain is minimal.
  6. Drink plenty of water. This is very effective. It soothes the pain and help in indigestion and overall health. I noticed that If I drink adequately prior to my menstruation the pain is eased. Plus drinking water is really good for your health too.
  7. Drink warm milk also, anything which is rich in calcium is also good, add to that is eat also magnesium rich foods.
  8. Take supplements of calcium and magnesium because experts found out that due to lack of these essential nutrients, women suffer from dysmenorrheal pains
  9. Visit a doctor because it might be a symptoms of other sickness.
  10. If you cant bear the pain anymore then you can take pain reliever (Ibuprofen). It is effective for me.


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      kersie 4 years ago

      in may age im also experiencing dysmennorhea....

      but one i have 1 question what is the best solution in dysmenorrhea?

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      Mrs mack 4 years ago

      i have tried all the remedies above but they all still don"t work so i think i need to have children then think of a permanent solution though that is also still difficult for me

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      manasa 5 years ago

      i feel better to keep cold ice pack because the harmones which are secreated will cause more heat and eat more fruits like banana ,apple,and avoid eating spicy foods and choclates

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      Missy Mac 5 years ago from Illinois

      I agree and thanks for this article. Exercise and water helps me a lot.

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      warm water will do

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      Maxine 5 years ago

      My question is what type of water? Cold or hot water to drink?

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      rroxz 5 years ago

      tnx for the post,it helps me a lot.because im also suffering from to much pain.during my menstrual period...

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      babqqq 5 years ago

      hey,can u help me please...i am having a problem since some months back. actually,what happens is....sometimes during my menstrual period,when i bleed some kind of fleshy particles like meat also come along with that...and sometimes when i feel like urinating, when i try to..but i can't.the thing that happens is same kind of thing come out after when i pressure on urinating.

      please help me please...what could have happened?????

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      you're welcome!

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      Carmela 5 years ago

      I always have dysmenorrhea along with back pains, dizziness and sometimes, I think I might faint.

      When I followed this, it really helped in reducing these pains. Thank you thank you thank you! :)

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      fay 5 years ago

      thank you soooo much! it helped me a lot :D

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      uglydaisy 5 years ago

      i will try that soon....

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      sapphire 5 years ago

      i take voltaren it is VERY effective it reduces all the pain

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Hi Jen, as long as a doctor checked up on you already that is fine. Take care!

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      Jen Manimtim 5 years ago

      I'm also experiencing the pain along with vomiting, dizziness for years.. I already consulted a doctor and the findings is that I have a poly cystic ovary.

      Until now I am still suffering but not monthly because I have irregular cycle.

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      basie 6 years ago

      thanks for ur post,. it helps me next month because i'm lways suffering painful dysmennorhea evry month.

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      pen 6 years ago

      thanks for the tips.

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      kdiemjf 6 years ago

      thanks for the information.. i will remember this so that i can surpass the pain when i have my monthly period...

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      jenyvieve 6 years ago

      Thank you for the solutions.. I'm in pain right now and I'll follow all of these.

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      Nadz  6 years ago

      thanks for the tips and advices .

      it really helped me to ease the pain of having dysmenorrhea

      i always experience leg pain, vomiting, and diarrhea and all I do is to sleep which is really effective ( but sometimes it doesn't work )

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      hey dyesebel, I am happy you have done something to cure it, it is annoying at times, me too, sometimes it is is very painful too, but then it is normal, I just follow the rules, lie down hehe and I will also tale tylenol, thanks for that advise, Maita

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      dyesebel10 8 years ago from USA

      In my case, I take Tylenol once or twice a day. The pain is unbearable so I have to take pain reliever. Once in a while, I also boil water, put in a bottle and place in my stomach. My monthly agony started when I was in college when I stayed in a swimming pool for many hours while I had my 2nd day period (my heaviest day). My period got suppressed and somehow the water's not so cold temperature got into my uterus. I was temporarily relieved when I gave birth but for only a few months. Now I make sure that I take Tylenol before the strong pain sets in. I can feel it beforehand.