What is Dysmenorrhea?
Dysmenorrhea is a debilitating form of menstrual cramps. I suffer from dysmenorrhea, and in my case it is genetic. My Mother and my Sister both had Dysmenorrhea, before they both had children. Now that they have had children, they no longer suffer from Dysmenorrhea. Here are some of the symptoms….
Vibrating pain up and down the legs
Feeling of Nausea
Loss of Appetite
Excruciating pain in the Uterus
Salivating from the mouth
Lack of focus
*Many women who suffer from Dysmenorrhea get some relief from taking a hot bath*
I have all of these symptoms every time I experience my Dysmenorrhea pain. In 2009, I got fed up with building my life around my period dates and my Dysmenorrhea pain, and hot bathes. I went on-line and starting looking for a long term solution. But before the internet I invested in a book that helped me to manage dysmenorrhea somewhat….
Vitamins and Minerals do help!!
I found an amazing book at the bookstore years ago. Its called the Doctors complete guide to vitamins & MInerals. Amazing book. It has a specific page that talks about a combination of Vitamins for Dysmenorrhea pain. It was a large Quantity of Vitamins taken for about 2 weeks, but the results was worth it.
Get rid of Dysmenorrhea for 3 months?
So early I mentioned that I got fed up with building my life around my Dysmenorrhea pain, and baths, and Taking Vitamins, and Calendar watches. (phew) Too much for a woman in her 20s. I started searching on-line for a long Term solution to my pain. What I found was the “Depo Provera Shot.” I have been on it for about 3 years, and I am ecstatic!!! There is nothing else in my lifetime that I have tried that has reduced my Dysmenorrhea Systems like the Depo Provera Shot. With the Depo Shot, I am virtually Dysmenorrhea free!!! Seriously My pain was so bad…that when I was sitting in the bath tub surrounded by scalding hot water, to ease the pain in my Uterus….I was praying for God to kill me. Really bad I know….but the pain was unbearable. Now with the depo shot, I rarely get a period, I don’t have to use pads, or tampons, I eat what I want. Because with Dysmenorrhea, many foods would make my pain worse. Depo Provera has literally given me my life back!!! Yay!!!
Reduce Period Pain by Eliminating certain foods
Ok. So, not all food but certain food. If your pain is Moderate…try this…it might help to decrease the pain.
Foods not to eat if you suffer from period pain
All these foods are the foods that women typically crave during their menstrual cycle, but these food actually increase the pain and discomfort of cramps.
Vitamin supplements that work
Powerful Vitamin combo for period pain
This is a powerful Vitamin combination I made up based on my own experiences with Dysmenorrhea, and taking vitamins for the pain. It should work for you if you have mild to moderate period pain. All of these helped a lot to decrease my Dysmenorrhea pain.
Take this vitamin combination, Every 2 hours as needed.
5 Vitamin Combo a 10 days before pain is expected
You are supposed to take this combination 3 times a day for 2 weeks 7-10 days before your period is expected. A lot to remember huh?
I recently could not get my Depo Shot for a number of reasons and that is what inspired my to write this article. After 2+ years without that pain, and feeling the pain building up in my body all over again, I thought, I have to tell other women that there is a solution. I have to tell them about the Depo Shot.
Women Gain weight on the Depo Shot?
They say women gain a lot of weight on the Depo Shot. I think I was fat when I first started it, but I have actually lost weight now. Maybe my body got used to it. One girl told me she gain a lot of weight after she stopped taking it. Weird huh? The truth is The Depo Shot can make your body feel very lazy. It has something to do with the Calcium in your bones. Basically the Depo Shot makes your bones hurt and you may not want to move around that much. The Doctors always encourage you to take Calcium. What a difference it makes. My body used to hurt for months. I got fed up with my lack of mobility, and started taking calcium, with about 3 days I started moving around again like normal. So, I think the weight gain is do to the discomfort that Dysmenorrhea can cause to the bones, but it can be overcome by taking calcium supplements which is good for a whole slew of others things. I have notice my skin looking healthier now that I take calcium about every 3 days.
Happy and living life again
So, I recently lost enough weight to cross my legs. Thank the Almighty Jah. So the depo shot does not make you gain weight its your food choices. But I was off my depo for 4 weeks, so I hope that is not the reason. I promised my self I will stay off those foods, cause I want to stay slim. Anyway the Depo Provera Shot eliminated my Dysmenorrhea pain. So I am pain free, and free.