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Period pains

So I am 18 Ive always had very painful period pains.  I started off only having to take 3 ibprofen maybe 2 times a day maybe 3 and over the years i have had to take more and more. My last period I had to take (just a warning I know the amount is horrible)  5 pills 2-3 times  to bring the pain down to manageable. My last period started on christmas.  Today I started getting cramps. which usually means my period will start tomorrow or the next day but they are more severe than normal.  Also my cramps are a bit unusual (to people ive spoke to ) I get excruciating cramps that can pretty much incapacitate me for the entire day. Feeling like some one is constantly beating on my abdomen and stabbing me with a extremely hot/cold knife and then twisting it and yanking it back out. over and over and over.  I will also feel dizzy and sometimes have nausea.  But this will only last for about a day or two and then the rest of my period ( that lasts for about 5-6 days)  I am perfectly fine. no cramps at all  and no need for ibprofen... Its like my body jams all my cramp pains up into the first two days and then decides its done torturing me.


My question is what can i take instead of my massive amount of ibprofen?
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Pain like that is not normal. You may want to see a doctor about it. I have debilitating cramps and pain like that and I have endometriosis. Periods shouldn't be fun by any means, but if your pain is so bad that it disrupts your life, that is something to be concerned about..
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I am so sorry about your pain I am going through a similar thing at the moment  and ibuprofen dose not work for me at all but panadeine works wonders for me an if that doesn't work for you try ponstan my mum use to take it an her pain was so bad she use to vomit and then faint  
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