I used to take TONS of ibuprofen, tylenol, aleve, etc. and really, nothing helped much (and now I have bad reactions to most pain relievers). I haven't taken anything for the pain since DS was born 2.5 years ago (still nursing & I'm just not comfortable taking meds while nursing even if there was something that would help!) Usually I take lots of hot baths and lay on the couch with a heating pad & writhing in pain. There has GOT to be a better way so my whole life doesn't have to go on hold every month!!
I do use cloth pads (only) and eat well and all that. I cannot see an OBGYN because I have major major issues with exams and stuff so it's just not an option for me. I am very open to trying herbs, homeopathics, etc. as long as they are affordable & likely to be VERY effective. Also, we have been TTC #2 ever since DS was born, so I don't want to do anything that will mess with my already pathetic fertility, or anything that would be unsafe for pregnancy.
Any ideas????? I can't take this any more. I keep telling DH I want a hysterectomy or something. I'm only 28.