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Old 03-16-2016, 01:21 PM
Location: Middle of the valley
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Originally Posted by Hopefulone828 View Post
Wow! Crazy stories ladies! How do you think women in the far past like in Roman and medieval times managed?

Also, when I buy my gf tampons they are usually only like $10 a box, not that expensive.

Ours were around $10 for a 30 days supply about 5 years ago (our prices are always higher).

I think it absurd for what it is. I guess it really started getting to me when I got really heaving and bled for a year straight, hence, the hysterectomy.

I can buy a bag of cotton balls with almost equal volume for $1.29.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Hopefulone828 View Post
So my gf can often get painful cramps when she's on the rag and I do try to help as in I have gone to the store to buy her pads, tampons, midol etc. But really she doesn't like to talk about it which I can understand.

My question is for a man what would you say is the closest equivalent pain a man can get to what period cramps are like? How bad are they usually for you and does it impair your ability to function at all? My gf just stays in bed and covers up not saying much.

On a scale of 1-10 how painful would you rate yours on average? The worst pain I have felt is from an infected tooth, and while obviously not equivalent I can say the pain was something I wouldn't want my worst enemy to have lol. What do you think would be worse to go through, bad cramps or a bad tooth ache?
I've had both.

1. Take the pain from your toothache, and try - just try - to imagine that kind of pain over your lower abdomen, and genitals.

2. Imagine too that you have a 10-pound bag of rocks tied to your waist and dangling between your legs.

3. Add a little bit of nausea and a headache to the mix.

4. Plus a weak wretched feeling a lot of us get when we're low on iron (if I forget to supplement).

That's what a period feels like.

I can handle it -- do not take time off from and function well at work (because heaven forbid someone thinks I can't do my job because of my period) with 1200 mgs of Advil. After work, out come the muscle relaxers - which I highly recommend instead of Vicodin or Percocet.
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:17 PM
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Apparently there is a youtube video available of men with an electronic device fastened to their abdomen that simulates menstrual cramping. If you want to see grown men crying check it out. I don't know the link so you would just have to do a search.
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:39 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by Travelassie View Post
I've heard that the degree of pain with a stuck kidney stone approaches that of childbirth. You're right, though, it depends on the individual. I've gone through any number of types of pain, including a kinked ureter ( similar pain to that of a kidney stone), tooth abscesses, broken bones, crush injuries, menstrual and miscarriage cramps, and childbirth. I'd be hard pressed to pick which pain is worse at the time it occurs, so I can only say it's apples and oranges.
well, i've never had a crush injury, but i did fall off of a roof. ouch. i didn't go anywhere for three months. childbirth was, cough, memorable. i've broken teeth and had abscesses, fractured an elbow, injured a knee while skiing, miscarried. gold star goes to the duodenal spasms. after er gave me everything they could, i'd be admitted for some serious relief.

my menstrual problems were severe. after everything i'd been through, all of the pain that i'd experienced, i thought that my pain, discomfort was at least a 6. i really hate when staff asks that in the er. i know, i know, but 1 to 10 on which scale?
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