horrible cramps with cycle

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dpressed
April 4, 2014 - 5:26 am
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Hi all
I have bipolar and my cycle has been weird since I had my last baby in July of 2013 well I started my cycle on 4/2/2014 after it not showing up for 38 days it's heavy andthe cramps are horrible and to top it off my IUD fell out . I can't use the pill or any form of hormones to help with cramps or as birth control as my body won't tolerate them , otc do nothing cant take NSADS as I am Allergic , home remedies do nothing to help now my mood is in the toliet



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01-23-2014 - 03-23-2014:Zatha, 1 glass in am. once a day

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dpressed
April 4, 2014 - 5:26 am
Hi all
I have bipolar and my cycle has been weird since I had my last baby in July of 2013 well I started my cycle on 4/2/2014 after it not showing up for 38 days it's heavy andthe cramps are horrible and to top it off my IUD fell out . I can't use the pill or any form of hormones to help with cramps or as birth control as my body won't tolerate them , otc do nothing cant take NSADS as I am Allergic , home remedies do nothing to help now my mood is in the toliet



Medications for March 5, 2014 to April 4, 2014
01-23-2014 - 03-23-2014:Zatha, 1 glass in am. once a day

JustmeJ
April 4, 2014 - 2:09 pm
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So sorry. I found some sort of Midol type pain reliever that was acetemenaphine (sp) instead of an NSAID. It knocked me out! Then I was groggy and blah. I tried talking to my dr about it and she never really addressed it (overall misery every month). The only thing that helps me is heat like a heating pad or those temporary heat pads. I don't take NSAIDS because of lithium but now my lithium dose is low enough that I do take it once in a while.
If it doesn't let up for you, I would call the dr (don't you hate that it is now FRIDAY/weekend?!). Do you think that even thought it is heavy, it is "normal"? Or do you think it is heavier than it should be?
My friend thinks I am crazy because I always say I can't wait for menopause. I just can't wait to be done with this. As if we don't deal with enough already eh?
Hope you feel better!


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JustmeJ
April 4, 2014 - 2:09 pm
So sorry. I found some sort of Midol type pain reliever that was acetemenaphine (sp) instead of an NSAID. It knocked me out! Then I was groggy and blah. I tried talking to my dr about it and she never really addressed it (overall misery every month). The only thing that helps me is heat like a heating pad or those temporary heat pads. I don't take NSAIDS because of lithium but now my lithium dose is low enough that I do take it once in a while.
If it doesn't let up for you, I would call the dr (don't you hate that it is now FRIDAY/weekend?!). Do you think that even thought it is heavy, it is "normal"? Or do you think it is heavier than it should be?
My friend thinks I am crazy because I always say I can't wait for menopause. I just can't wait to be done with this. As if we don't deal with enough already eh?
Hope you feel better!


dpressed
April 5, 2014 - 12:57 pm
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heating pads don't help much tried that can't take acetaminophen because of my liver and here where I am currently the doctor is a huge quack so it's pointless to call them



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dpressed
April 5, 2014 - 12:57 pm
heating pads don't help much tried that can't take acetaminophen because of my liver and here where I am currently the doctor is a huge quack so it's pointless to call them



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chewbacca
May 15, 2014 - 8:09 am
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Hi dpressed, I have really bad cramps to with my cycle, I also have bi polar and can't take the normal remedies either because of my ADHD pills, but I find to ease my cramps a little bit so I can at least move it helps to put a cloth that has warm water on the area just below my belly button for about 10 minutes and then the yoga pose of upward facing dog helps to give those muscles a bit of a stretch so they stop cramping. That's what does the trick for me at least.
Hope you find something that helps soon!



Current medications as of 05-15-2014
06-15-2013 - Present: Lorazepam, 0.5 mg. Up to four times a dat
06-15-2013 - Present: Nabilone, 1mg. Once a day at bedtime
06-22-2013 - Present: Zopiclone, 7.5mg. Once at bed time
05-14-2014 - Present: Dexedrine , 30mg. Once per day

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chewbacca
May 15, 2014 - 8:09 am
Hi dpressed, I have really bad cramps to with my cycle, I also have bi polar and can't take the normal remedies either because of my ADHD pills, but I find to ease my cramps a little bit so I can at least move it helps to put a cloth that has warm water on the area just below my belly button for about 10 minutes and then the yoga pose of upward facing dog helps to give those muscles a bit of a stretch so they stop cramping. That's what does the trick for me at least.
Hope you find something that helps soon!



Current medications as of 05-15-2014
06-15-2013 - Present: Lorazepam, 0.5 mg. Up to four times a dat
06-15-2013 - Present: Nabilone, 1mg. Once a day at bedtime
06-22-2013 - Present: Zopiclone, 7.5mg. Once at bed time
05-14-2014 - Present: Dexedrine , 30mg. Once per day

dpressed
May 23, 2014 - 3:53 pm
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thanks have tried upward facing dog didn't help also kinda hard to do yoga when you have children jumping and hanging on you



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04-06-2014 - Present:Zatha, 1 glass in am. once a day

“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
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May 23, 2014 - 3:53 pm
thanks have tried upward facing dog didn't help also kinda hard to do yoga when you have children jumping and hanging on you



Medications for April 23, 2014 to May 23, 2014
04-06-2014 - Present:Zatha, 1 glass in am. once a day

“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
dahlia1
July 10, 2014 - 12:44 pm
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You didn't say whether you'd tried any herbal supplements for your period. Assuming your doctor agrees, I think you might want to try Magnesium (relaxant), Fish Oil, and Chaste Tree Berry. It may take two cycles to see the effects. You can do a high dose of fish oil for bipolar disorder because it has mood stabilizing effects.

Also, drink LOTS of water, reduce sodium, alcohol and caffeine, and try to exercise by at least walking 15min every day during during the days of your cycle when you'd typically have symptoms. Plan ahead for this!

If you want something more "big guns," you might ask your p-doc for Valium to take during your cycle. It is both a sedative and muscle relaxant. I noticed that you aren't sleeping during your period and am surprised you weren't prescribed a benzo.


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July 10, 2014 - 12:44 pm
You didn't say whether you'd tried any herbal supplements for your period. Assuming your doctor agrees, I think you might want to try Magnesium (relaxant), Fish Oil, and Chaste Tree Berry. It may take two cycles to see the effects. You can do a high dose of fish oil for bipolar disorder because it has mood stabilizing effects.

Also, drink LOTS of water, reduce sodium, alcohol and caffeine, and try to exercise by at least walking 15min every day during during the days of your cycle when you'd typically have symptoms. Plan ahead for this!

If you want something more "big guns," you might ask your p-doc for Valium to take during your cycle. It is both a sedative and muscle relaxant. I noticed that you aren't sleeping during your period and am surprised you weren't prescribed a benzo.


dpressed
July 10, 2014 - 5:34 pm
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I have tried herbal and natural supplements in the past none seemed to work . I haven't been to a doctor since December , long story short in a small town and doctors here are quacks also they don't speak english which is no help to me.


“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
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dpressed
July 10, 2014 - 5:34 pm
I have tried herbal and natural supplements in the past none seemed to work . I haven't been to a doctor since December , long story short in a small town and doctors here are quacks also they don't speak english which is no help to me.


“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
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