You are one of the visitors that I hate to meet every month. Can you just fade away from this world and leave me alone!
– from a girl suffering from you
When I first had my monthly visit (I was 11 yrs. old then), I remembered not having this kind of problem, or probably I did have it but it was bearable compared to my sister. Every time she has a monthly visit, the dysmenorrhea is affecting her daily activities because of too much pain that she can’t bear.
I have read somewhere that Dysmenorrhea can be stopped if you got pregnant and have a baby, so I was hoping that I am safe. To my surprise yesterday, it was my first time to experience it. It was an excessive pain that I can’t barely move. I was washing clothes when I felt it on my lower abdomen. I was supposed to bring my son to the therapy center but was not able to do so because of the tremendous pain. I was not able to finish the clothes I was washing and I just laid down and slept hoping that the pain will subside and go away. Well, it did after a few hours.
Some girls who are experiencing this menstrual cramps takes some medication for the pain to subside.
For boys out there who don’t know what it feels like especially if your girlfriend, wife or mom can’t explain it, these are the symptoms:
- Aching pain in the abdomen (pain may be severe at times)
- Feeling of pressure in the abdomen
- Pain in the hips, lower back, and inner thighs
If you want to help the girl suffering from it, here’s what you can do:
- For best relief, ask her to take a pain reliever (but I am not recommending this)
- Place a heating pad or hot water bottle on her lower back or abdomen.
- Ask her to rest. (Just like what I did)
- Don’t give her foods that contain caffeine.
- Tell her to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Best of all massage her lower back and abdomen.
- or for me just making sure that you are there (just like what my husband did) and understand the situation is good enough for me.
Hope these tips help. As of today, I am a little bit better.
To Dysmenorrhea, I hope NOT to feel you again next month! Please stay away from me. – Levy
The feeling is just the same for girls suffering from Dysmenorrhea I think.
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