Remeadies for period pain in young teens?
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Kate CP - posted on 10/06/2009
Naproxin Sodium (Aleve) is another NSAID you can use for period cramps. Yes, chocolate will actually help period pains and it's not just a placebo effect. Chocolate has magnesium and iron in it which we as women need desperately while having our monthly. It also does release the chemicals dopamine and/or serotonin in the brain. Dark chocolate is best as it has the most cacao in it.
Caitelyn - posted on 10/07/2009
Sounds stupid, but the potassium in bananas helps. Also, try ibuprofen, or naproxen if it is too bad. I also used yoga as a way to help it as well. I will say, the heat method is great - you can get 8 hr heat pads that are made by elastoplast, that are for cramping. I used them a few times - best thing ever!!!!
Shaye - posted on 10/07/2009
Calcium and magnesium pills help. Advil is helpful but you can also try cramp bark if you are into herbal remedies. This is great because it helps both bowel and period type cramps (both of which can act up during periods). Chaste Tree can also help but you might want to check with an herbalist if you are unsure of these.
Vandna - posted on 10/07/2009
I know, some teens suffer a lot during the periods as I myself had gone through that. In India we use all herbal medicines (mostly) to cure ourselves. My Mom used to give me this when we were going thru this phase. In half a cup of water, boil two tablespoons of carom seed(ajwain) for about 10 minutes and after that put a spoonful of clarified butter and she has to sip it hot, if possible. It used to soothe me a lot...Best of Luck
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Robin - posted on 10/06/2009
A hot pack ( I have PCOS and hot packs even help the pain of that) and some pamprin, Im telling you I dont know what is different about pamprin but it really worked wonders for me!
I get so irritated when people are so insensitive to young girls who are in pain, sorry I have just heard so much I had to comment on that, as adults most are used to it, and can deal, but its new to a young teen and could use some comfort! It was much worse for me as I stated above because I had PCOS, so although I didnt get my cycle regularly it was WAY more painful than just a normal period.
Jodi - posted on 10/06/2009
Julia, how severe is the pain? I used to have extremely painful and heavy periods as a teenager (1 or 2 days off school), and it never settled down. When I was 23 I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and treated. I still have some problems to this day (I am now 40, so I think menopause wil cure it, LOL!).
Anyway, if the pain is severe, you should go and see a doctor, because it isn't normal (my doctor told me this is why many cases of endometriosis are not diagnosed until much later, because we are mostly told that period pain is normal, but SEVERE pain should be investigated. My doctor described my period as first stage labour every month....... and after I had a baby I understood what he meant, that's the severity of the pain. Needless to say, I actually handled labour really well, LOL).
If it is just standard mild period pain, the suggestions above are good, but if it is severe cramping, she should be checked out by a doctor.
Carol - posted on 10/06/2009
Advil (as a kid my doc prescribed a horse pill sized Ibprofen), heating pad, laying on my side in the fetal position rubbing my stomach clockwise -I have no idea why but counterclockwise hurt more so don't give up until you try both ways. Too bad this doesn't get better with age. I'm actually looking forward to menopause.
Lauren - posted on 10/06/2009
I have endometriosis and did not know it when I started getting my period. For the first few years I just experienced a sever amount of cramping and pain with my period. I tried everything and nothing seemed to take the pain away. Some things that helped were drinking pickle juice (not sure why but I tried this because this is what football players do for leg cramps), the heating pad, and walking a lot. My sister-in-law swears by midol and my sister uses naproxen. I guess everyone is different it depends on the severity.
Heidi - posted on 10/06/2009
If it is too severe a little more drastic solution would be birth control pills.
They have come very far since we were teenagers.
Otherwise- heating pad, advil/midol, pressure to the area sometimes helps, laying with knees high up to chest sometimes helps as well.
Good luck. I have been there myself, and now with a teenager.
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