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AF is due in a couple of days and I swear these cramps are going to kill me. Everytime I move, even the slightest, my right side lower abdomen hurts SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad. It's like a sharp stabbing pain. If AF wasn't on her way I'd swear I had apendasitis (sp?). I took a couple of advil with no relief. I use the magic bag but it doesn't help. Anything else???
 

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I have endometriosis, so when AF comes around, I feel like I'm going to die. I heard about a month and a half ago about natural progesterone cream, so I got some and used it during my last cycle (days 6-26), and this time around, I only had slight cramping for about 30 minutes during <i>one</i> day of my period.<br><br>
The cream gave me awesome relief <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
ETA: I forgot to mention, I didn't have any of the other symptoms I usually get around AF time, either. I usually know she's on her way because of the symptoms, and this time around, I only knew because of the date.
 

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I just had my first AF ever without painful cramps. I couldn't figure it out. Started doing some research... a month ago, I cut out dairy (my doc wanted to see if doing so would help my allergies.) Well, eliminating dairy didn't do squat for my allergies. But I read that it can make an amazing difference in dysmennorrhea and any type of PMS/cramping. Give it a try. I can't believe what a difference it made.<br><br>
I also take a magnesium supplement, which can be helpful as well.
 

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I took magnesium phosphorica (sp?) by Boiron and it helped a lot. Also, switching to cloth pads helped after a few cycles.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The normal advice is to avoid dairy and chocolate and add magnesium. Good luck!</div>
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So that PMS chocolate was a bad idea eh?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Also, switching to cloth pads helped after a few cycles.</div>
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Cloth pads are another thing that made a <b>huge</b> difference for me. On the rare occasion when I have to wear a disposable pad, my cramps get so bad.
 

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cloth pads even help the PRE-AF cramps? I don't have AF yet. Due in a couple of days so if I switched to cloth, in a few cycles my cramps will probably be less painfull?
 

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Hi, I just read about fish oil and cramps in Health magazine.<br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/12/12/natural.remedies/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/HEALTH/12/12...ies/index.html</a><br><br><i>Good fats for cramps<br>
Omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oil are believed to ease inflammation. Researchers in Cincinnati gave 42 young women with severe cramps fish-oil pills or a placebo for two months. The fish oil markedly reduced their cramps.<br><br>
If you try it: Use the dose tested in the study: 1,800 milligrams per day.</i><br><br>
I get really bad cramps some months for like 4 days before AF is due. I'm having them now and just remembered reading this so I'm going to try and get some fish oil tomorrow.
 
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