Women how do you deal with your period?

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  1. nikki1 profile image58
    nikki1posted 8 years ago

    smile

  2. Ohma profile image73
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I usually store them at the end of my sentences.

    1. nikki1 profile image58
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      HA!!.  Not that kind of period.

  3. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    it would be more accurate to day my wife has exclamation marks

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's funny - I don't care who ya are!

  4. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    *doing the no mo' period dance*   Had a hysterectomy a couple of weeks ago......wooooooo hoooooooo  Na na na na na na na  smile

    1. habee profile image95
      habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      KCC, I'm doing that same jig, and I didn't even to have an operation! Nature did it for me at the age of 49 or 50, so for 2 years or so, I've been dancing away! Ain't it grand??

      1. KCC Big Country profile image85
        KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Life without periods is indeed grand!

        1. habee profile image95
          habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          KCC, I'd been dealing with them since I was 8 years old!

          1. KCC Big Country profile image85
            KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh my!  I know you were especially glad to be done with that nonsense....LOL   I think I was 10 or 11 yrs old.  My mother went through menopause at 42 yrs old so I was hoping I would too.  But, I developed an ovarian cyst the size of an egg on one ovary and the beginnings of one on the other and after the labwork on my surgery, they discovered I also had a fibroid starting in my uterus.  Glad to have it all gone.

            1. Wendy Krick profile image75
              Wendy Krickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Menopause at 42. I wish I could be so luck. I'm 46 and it's still here every month. sad

              1. nikki1 profile image58
                nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Consider pamperin as well as hormone therapy / possibly herbal
                hormones...

              2. KCC Big Country profile image85
                KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I hear you! I'm 47 and would be still having them if it weren't for the hysterectomy I had a few weeks ago.

  5. nikki1 profile image58
    nikki1posted 8 years ago

    Thank you for your awesome comments.

  6. freecampingaussie profile image60
    freecampingaussieposted 8 years ago

    I am normaly ok with them , been having them since I was 11, now 45 .
    I found a tablet specially for the pain during a period and that helps otherwise exercise is good for you at that time.

  7. sunbrite profile image61
    sunbriteposted 8 years ago

    I really dislike them:( Painful...very painful.

  8. annmeadows profile image58
    annmeadowsposted 8 years ago

    I take evening primrose daily, it helps to regulate hormones and ease the discomfort during menstruation. When cramps are worse than normal, I take a sedative, wrap a heating pad around my abdomen, and go to sleep.

  9. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    Generally I try to avoid them.  Can't stand pads and don't enjoy running to the bathroom every 30-120 minutes either....hmm  Menopause would be extremely welcome right about now lol

  10. PrettyPanther profile image85
    PrettyPantherposted 8 years ago

    They are a fact of life, so I accept them.  I am 51 and still have them (darn!), but the PMS has gone so I'm okay with it. A part of me will mourn when my reproductive life ends. Estroven is a vitamin/herb supplement that helps with both PMS and menopause. I highly recommend it.

    1. Aficionada profile image84
      Aficionadaposted 8 years agoin reply to this



      I'm so glad I'm not the only one this way!  I'm past that point, and I really did go through a couple of years of mourning after the "pause"........

      But this:


      How did you swing that????  Even without the monthly "evidence," I have the hormonal swings, and I can tell what part of my cycle I am in by the way I feel at different times.  I've heard that happens to other women too.  I could do without that, I think.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't really know for certain, but I think a balanced diet and a vitamin/herbal supplement really helps me.  I take Estroven, and it has definitely helped with the mood swings and low energy, and it has the added benefit (for me) of increasing my sex drive!

        1. Aficionada profile image84
          Aficionadaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Ah, that explains it. lol

  11. doban profile image60
    dobanposted 8 years ago

    I got rid of the equipment since I was not using it anymore -when I did have one, I made sure my office at work was near the restroom.

  12. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    I thought nature took care of it in February but it reared its UGLY HORRIBLE PAINFUL head again in late June.  I'm telling you, I was in heaven for 5 glorious months.  How did I deal with in June - percoset - seriously.

    1. kerryg profile image86
      kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My mom's going through that right now. It will disappear for months on end and then suddenly show up again out of the blue. Curiously, it seems to happen more often during months when my daughter goes down to visit for a day or two - Mom thinks having a three year old under foot again must make her uterus think it's time to get maternal again!

  13. figment profile image79
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    http://thejoyfulhousewife.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/pms.jpg

  14. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    I had horrible ones before I got pregnant, but they've mellowed out since then and are now merely unpleasant.

    Recently, I've become a convert to menstrual cups. The first couple days, I need to wear backup to prevent leaks, but for the last three or four, I practically forget I'm having it. It's like having a two day period instead of a six day one - great!

  15. Diane Inside profile image77
    Diane Insideposted 8 years ago

    I absolutely hate every last second of it. I want to have a baby but I think I'm too old. I'm 39. Sometimes I just wish menopause would just go ahead and kick in. But then of course I would probably cry because then that would really mean I would have no chance of a baby. uuuugh! I'm torn.

  16. ChicagoInsider profile image60
    ChicagoInsiderposted 8 years ago

    One of our staffers was diagnosed with endometriosis and takes no type of drug at all to deal with her pain (not even aspirin). She swears by a nice hot bath and at least two cups of Moon Cycle Tea by Yogi Teas.

  17. nikki1 profile image58
    nikki1posted 7 years ago

    smile thanx for your comments. Keep'm up.

  18. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    I still am cursing it, hmm, it makes me have PMS one week before and I hope somebody will invent a zap to just capture it all, I want a natural way.  Exercise helps, sit ups and drink lots of water

    1. nikki1 profile image58
      nikki1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Suggestion: take non aspirin after your period hits. Or your period may thin and that may get dangerous, possibly. Also, realize a period means you are have your hormones. Which means your body is normal. Some women do not have a periods. That also can be bad
      also, no period / possibly no hormones. Women need hormones.
      Smiles to all.

 
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