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To think that having a drug free natural period does not mean you are a better/ stronger person or have more guts

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hunkermunker Sun 19-Oct-08 21:20:17

Are you smug about not having period pain? I would hope not. Glad you don't when it can affect other people so horrendously. There's a difference.

Therefore the other thread is lunacy.

As you were.

(And yes, I know this is a thread about a thread. But I'd have been ignored on the other one - as I was - because they all want to fight about who's had the tornest fanjo or somesuch load of old cobblers)

cupchar Sun 19-Oct-08 21:24:29

Are you ok?

Lauriefairycake Sun 19-Oct-08 21:25:40

I remember seeing on a comedy show about asking the dentist to carry on without painkillers "No, no, I want a drug free extraction, I want to feel this is happening, this is the natural way....." <pious face, beatific smile>

it was a joke about women in drug-free childbirth obviously

chequersandchess Sun 19-Oct-08 21:27:09


DevilishDisasterArea Sun 19-Oct-08 21:28:59

are you having a hard tim? do youi think you should get some hep?

Spidermama Sun 19-Oct-08 21:30:31

There's support out there for weak women you know. Don't suffer in silence. sad

hunkermunker Sun 19-Oct-08 21:32:21

Oh, don't worry about me, I'm fine (now - thanks to my mooncup).

The other thread about drugfree natural childbirth was irritating me - it's not a smug stick with which to bash other women. I wanted to draw the comparison with period pain - you don't think you're better than someone else because you don't have period pain (although I guess you might wonder why other women make "such a fuss" angry).

hunkermunker Sun 19-Oct-08 21:32:48

LOL at "weak woman" SM - yeah, that's me [titter] [guffaw]

cupchar Sun 19-Oct-08 21:35:54

Never understood why pain free is seen as the mum being stronger just that pain relief wasn't needed (if there was a choice in this)

nooOOOoonki Sun 19-Oct-08 21:36:07

hunker - has your mooncup helped pain - coz I think it has helped me, but as if was first after kids I wasnt sure what was making the difference?

nooOOOoonki Sun 19-Oct-08 21:36:42

ps I love any form of pain relief!

triffictits Sun 19-Oct-08 21:39:38

I am with you hunker.
I have horrendous period pain and sadly there are other women about who wonder what all the fuss is about. I have endometriosis and am in agony every month - most months I end up passing out at least once with the pain.
A woman I used to work with asked 'what's wrong, its only a period'.....i wish eh!

hunkermunker Sun 19-Oct-08 21:42:42

I can guarantee nobody could have had the period pain I used to have and not needed pain relief. Guarantee.

Triffictits, mine was endo too (and PCOS - burst ovarian cysts are no fun either) - and even having children didn't make much difference. Try a mooncup. Mine has made a world of difference - I take maybe two paracetamol when it's heaviest now. And that's it.

DevilishDisasterArea Sun 19-Oct-08 21:45:50

mooncup hasn't helped me. tis still shite. have to resort to haed drug, wine and a hot water bottle and that is just while i'm at work. at home i give in and go to bed for 2 days.
isit weak to request surgical removal of the womb?

triffictits Sun 19-Oct-08 21:50:55

really hunker? I will try a mooncup if it has helped that much.

I cannot get through my period pain without pain relief - and I mean serious pain releif.

I also had a burst cyst (are you my twin hunker) although luckily didnt suffer with PCOS.

If it is endo, requesting a hyst wont always help either as it may already have spread.

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 21:53:03

NO one ever says "I had my last period without drugs" though, do they?
Well I've been looking for somewhere to ask and this seems as good a place as any - just had my first one since 27 months ago and it was much lighter and shorter than normal (I didn't even have to crack open the paracetamol wink) is that normal, and am I going to have the period from hell in November?

janeite Sun 19-Oct-08 21:55:33

Do mooncups really make a difference? My periods have been horrendous for months; painful, really heavy and coming every three weeks now. Can mooncups cope with really heavy periods: how do you manage if you are at work all day?

independiente Sun 19-Oct-08 21:56:31

Could be a non-ovulatory cycle, most likely.

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 21:58:39

Before or after
(Sorry if that's a thick question!)

PumpkinPatty Sun 19-Oct-08 21:59:37

Poor you. I don't have endo or PCOS (that I know of anyway) and I still have to take pain killers on a bad month, so I can't even imagine how bad it is for you.
My friend has endo and I've seen her vomit because she was in that much pain

SharpMolarBear Sun 19-Oct-08 22:01:00


BecauseImAWitch Sun 19-Oct-08 22:02:00

Thankfully I don't suffer from period pains very often, and even if I do, frankly it's little more than a bit of discomfort. And I'm definitely not smug about it!

But I'm really interested that a mooncup should help those who do suffer. Why do you think that it helps you?

scaryteacher Sun 19-Oct-08 22:06:47

I have bad periods and have just been put on progesterone tablets, which seem to be working. Not so heavy or painful this time.

I always find that a generous slug of neat gin works wonders for period pain....mentioned this to the consultant in Belgium, and he agreed. Over here they used to inject (or so he said) genever (Dutch gin) as a pain relief!

I was offered a hysterectomy, a endometrial ablation, the mirena coil, or these tablets. I chose the tablets on the grounds that if they didn't agree with me, at least I could stop them.

TheHedgeWitch Sun 19-Oct-08 22:07:37

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spookyrookie Sun 19-Oct-08 22:15:52

I would absolutely love to not have painful periods.

They have become so bad that despite ttc no 2for well over a year now, I have just gone on the pill until I see a gynae and fingers crossed get some investigations done. I literally can't function and pain killers seem to make little difference and I end up puking when the doctor gave me stronger ones because I couldn't hold any food down. The the buggers started coming every 2 weeks rather than every 28 days and I decided enough was enough.

Sorry this has turned into a pity party YANBU.

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