I feel your pain, literally. My periods were always very "normal" up until my senior year in high school when I had a cyst burst on my ovary. That was, without a doubt, the most pain I'd ever been in in my life. I was home alone when it happened and I couldn't even get to the phone... so I just literally laid down on the bed and waited to pass out. Luckily my mom came home a few minutes later and took me to the emergency room. After that, my periods were extremely
painful, for a week before I started, up through my whole period. It sounds like we may have had different pain though. Mine didn't make me nauseous, it was more like the sharpest stabbing pains and dull aches you can imagine. They put me on 5 different kinds of birth control pills but my body just couldn't take it so I gave up on that (no big surprise that I'm pregnant now
) My gyn. prescribed 600 mg. of Ibuprofen and even those wouldn't touch the pain. So then I'd take a couple of the regular strength Ibuprofen pills after; that didn't do anything either. Nothing really did. Over the last 6 months, my periods became more like they used to be (less painful) which was sooo nice. I guess things were getting back on track. Then I got pregnant...
I do think you should definitely make an appointment for an exam! Please do that. I'm sure that if you do, you can get something that will make you feel better, and you'll know why
your periods are so painful. I hope you feel better soon!!