How old is she? I got my period at 12 and from 12 to 24 I suffered from horrible cramps. HORRIBLE. Death was desirable in comparison to cramps. It felt like someone was digging a knife from ovary to ovary. I tried everything: tylenol 3, celebrex, vioxx, bextra, tylenol arthritis, and a few other things. Oh did I mentioned I developed an allergic reaction to aleve and other NSAIDS???? YEAAA! So I would take so much tylenol and nothing helped. I found these pills in the Dominican Republic which are the only things that helped A BIT. They are called Sertal Compuesto. Seriously the best. Long story short, for the past 6 months or so, I've gone on birth control and it has saved my life. No more anxiety about my period and cramps!!!!! The anxiety was the 'OMG what if I get my period and I don't have my pills!' or 'What if I run out, will I survive it?'
However, today, out of all days, I have horrible cramps
. I took a Sertal Compuesto maybe 15 mins ago and I'm feeling much better.
My heart goes out to your daughter. I hope you able to find something that works. I know my mother always tried to drink Noni? Supposedly that helps, but I never drank it. Heat packs are the best. Their are these Therma Care packs at drugstore that stick to the inside of underwear that heats up (for about 8hrs) which helps if she needs to be in motion (school, work, whatever). I usually have a pack at work and at home- you always have to be prepared!! I also ALWAYS carry pain killers, just in case. The trick is to take them BEFORE the pain. If you take them while your in pain, it takes forever before you feel relief. Eventually she'll know her body and know when she's getting her period. So if she can learn to start taking pills a day or 2 before her period, cramps will be easier to deal with- notice I said easier- there is always some pain
. Also, tell her to keep track of her period on a calendar. This can help her predict her cycle and she can start taking pain killers prior.
Good luck to you and your daughter. Oh, and I also loved it when my mom rubbed my tummy