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I have the worst cramps the day before and after my period

Hello im 13 years old and i have awful cramps at the start and end of my period. the pain is much that i feel like dying. I have the worst cramps the day before and after my period. Plz hepl me, what should i do, should i go 4 medicine.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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im 26 now but i was 13 when i got my period and not long after i started having such severe cramps that i would get sick and not even go to school. my cramps would start a few days before my period and last until the last day of my period. i found out when i was alot older that it is called Dysmenorria (i think i spelled that wrong lol) it is basically very severe cramps. i did get put on birth control at 21 to help stop it but it actually did not help. then last year i was on another one to help and that made things worse. i still have it, nothing helps much, but after i had 2 kids it seems to only be every other period now. most of the time anyway lol. i wish i could help you more. it sounds exactly like what i have. if u can ask ur doc for a prescription of tylenol 3, that seems to help alot but some docs wont give it out because it is a combination of tylenol and a narcotic. given ur age they may not

Answered: Wed, 24 Feb 2010
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When you're that young cramps can be especially bad, because your body is still adjusting to everything. It sounds like you need to go to an ObGYN and get prescribed a birth control, this will help control your hormones, and make your periods/cramps less intense and more predictable. This is common for girls who have bad cramps. Besides that, when you have cramps (or know they will be coming) take a couple of ibuprofin, lay on your left side (if possible) and put a hot water bottle on your lower belly. It can also help to go to a Natural Foods store and get a PMS vitamin supplement, which will help with cramps. I still strongly suggest the birth control though. Good luck!
Answered: Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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