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How can you tell if your IUD is being expelled?

I had a Skyla IUD inserted in August. I might have done goofed today. [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Oct 14, 2016 - 7 answers

I fainted for the first time. Thud.

Help me figure out what to to next, and how to stay upright in the future! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jul 24, 2016 - 22 answers

These are not shin splints. What are they?

I get weird cramps in my shins, but they are NOT shin splints. They occur on the front sides of my tibia -- sometimes the inside, sometimes the outside -- in the fleshy part of the front of my shin, not on my calf, and not on my shin bone (tibia). Sometimes they also occur lower down on the top of my feet. They are really painful, like a Charlie Horse. What are they? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Dec 4, 2015 - 11 answers

Why am I often violently ill after eating?

For almost a year now, I've been experiencing stomach cramps - and then vomiting - soon after eating. It seems to be tied to eating (slightly) too much, maybe? [more inside]
posted by sleepcrime on Oct 16, 2015 - 25 answers

Can lactose intolerance cause leg muscle cramps?

I recently figured out I'm lactose intolerant, and am still figuring out my lactose limits/sometimes forget I don't do well with cheese. Hence, I had two pieces of pizza with cheese yesterday and I've been having some exciting gastrointestinal distress for the past 24 hours. I've also been very tired, have some skin tenderness, and the muscles on the top of my thighs are achy like I stood a lot yesterday (but I did not). Can this be related to lactose intolerance? If the answer is yes, how long should I expect this to last?
posted by c'mon sea legs on Aug 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Ibuprofen 3x day/ for 3 days?

YANMD.... As I get older my menstrual cramps seem to be getting worse. How often / how long can I take ibuprofen every month without it being an issue? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Mar 26, 2014 - 26 answers

Help me get rid of these muscle cramps!

For the past few nights I've been waking up with horrible muscle cramps in my upper arm - it feels like it's happening in the area where my deltoid connects to my bicep. It feels like a charlie horse in my arm - except I can't make it stop by "stretching". Does anyone have any tips on how to make reoccurring episodes of muscle cramps go away? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Jul 3, 2013 - 15 answers

Emotional Basket case at Period Time

Menstruating women of Metafilter: Did/do you find that the older you get the more emotional you are around your periods? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Dec 31, 2012 - 42 answers

Why do my shoulders cramp when I drink sugary alcohol?

YANAD/YANMD: Why do my shoulders get crampy when I drink sugary, alcoholic drinks? [more inside]
posted by fruitopia on Dec 23, 2012 - 17 answers

How do you hack your period?

Women of metafilter, how do you look after yourself before and during your period? What are your hints and tips for coping with menstruation and it's attendant effects? How do you organise your life to handle cramps, mood swings, fatigue etc.? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2012 - 57 answers

YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period?

YANMD, but are my multivitamins making me bleed more on my period? [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Oct 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Gynecare Thermachoice Experiences

Have you had Gynecare Thermachoice? My doctor has recommended it to treat some ongoing menstrual issues I have. If you have had it, can you tell me if it was useful, horrible, etc., particularly related to cramps and PMS?
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

What could be causing these sudden stomach cramp when I eat pasta?

What could be causing these sudden stomach cramp when I eat pasta? [more inside]
posted by kag on Feb 13, 2012 - 11 answers

What the heck is this strange pain behind my bellybutton?

Please help me figure out this strange new pain behind my bellybutton. [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Feb 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Help with Copper IUD

Gynakologistfilter: Help with Copper IUD - Severe cramping still perseveres 11 days after insertion. Is this normal? What options are available and what could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Oct 31, 2011 - 27 answers

In need of recommendations for a great cross-training sneaker.

In need of recommendations for a great cross-training sneaker. [more inside]
posted by suchatreat on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Help, I'm In An Abusive Relationship With My Innards

I've been a puking, painful sulfur factory for a month and a half. All my test results have been negative, and my GP is stumped. Wondering if anyone's experienced similar and can clue me in about what I have. Warning: Gross. [more inside]
posted by Gianna on May 3, 2011 - 22 answers

Heating pad overuse?

How long is too long when using a heating pad for cramps? [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Mar 30, 2011 - 16 answers

Pains in chest when running

I get pretty nasty pains in my chest when I run. Is this normal, and does it go away? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Not for the squeamish...

TMIfilter: Lady problems within, enter at your own risk! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Mar 11, 2011 - 14 answers

I get sore when I DON'T run! Why?

Weird calf pain when I *stop* running for a few days. Why does this happen? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Mar 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Therapeutic, non-recreational cannabis

I need to know more about therapeutic use for marijuana, specifically for menstrual pain and vulvodynia. Snow flurries inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2011 - 25 answers

Stop My Mum Cramping!

Hello, I’m asking this question on behalf of my mother who has been suffering from cramp in primarily her legs but also occasionally her hands for 9 years now. The symptoms first began in May 2001 and have gradually increased intensity over time. I'm asking Metafilter as she seems to have run out of other options (I searched for cramps and there didn't seem to be any other answers for this kind of thing) [more inside]
posted by eb98jdb on Dec 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Temporary Ouch-Fixer?

I have many of the symptoms of appendicitis, but the doctors say that nothing is wrong with me. I'd like to see a GI doctor, but I'm going out of town for Christmas on Thursday. What's the best way to manage these symptoms so that I can enjoy my holiday? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 21, 2010 - 20 answers

This is why sometimes I wish I were born a man

What do you do for awful period cramps? TMI warning [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Dec 18, 2010 - 34 answers

Help me deal with the cramps while I wait to see the doc!

What can I do to treat and/or prevent severe constipation cramps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Self care, without ibuprofen, for menstrual cramps?

Terrible menstrual cramps, and I can't take any pain reliever other than Tylenol (acetaminophen). What can I do right now at home (i.e., without a prescription/doctor) to ease the pain? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2010 - 59 answers

help me stop the hurting

Immediate pain relief for menstrual cramps: Go! [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Apr 19, 2010 - 68 answers

Intense cramps in early pregnancy?

What pains did you experience in early pregnancy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Beach Comfort

How can I be comfortable sitting on the beach for a few hours, without my back and arms seizing up? [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Jun 14, 2009 - 5 answers

Menstrual Cramps/Labor Pains Connection?

Is there a correlation between how painful/strong your menstrual cramps usually are and how painful/strong your labor contractions will be/were? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Feb 20, 2009 - 15 answers

Leg cramps at the gym

Why do I always get these leg cramps at the gym? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jan 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Ouch. Too many prunes.

What are some good, non-medicine ways to alleviate pain from intestinal cramps? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Dec 25, 2008 - 13 answers

How can we avoid gametime leg cramps?

What is causing leg cramps in a strong and healthy high school athlete 3rd quarter of every daytime game? [more inside]
posted by Breav on Sep 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Swing the pig iron hammer!

Just exactly what does "swing the big-eyed rabbit" (as sung by the Cramps) mean? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Apr 21, 2008 - 10 answers

my stomach hurts like its never hurt before!

i had a spicy meal last night and this morning woke up in so much pain that i couldn't sit or lie down. is this supposed to happen? [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile on Feb 17, 2008 - 15 answers

Birth control blues

I am in my foruth month of Microgestin pills. I started taking the pills to help control my blackheads but just this month I started breaking out with really bad cystic acne. I tend to get deprresed easily and have always had severe cramps. I was wondering if anyone with matching ailments has any advice on birth control. I have taken several and quit early on due to spotting or worsening cramps. I am thinking of switching to Yasmin because of its reputation with acne sufferers. Any suggestions?
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Getting through the bar exam

How do I keep my hand from cramping up when writing? [more inside]
posted by sorindome on Jul 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Where, oh where has my bits pain gone?

After years and years of intense menstrual pain due to endometriosis, it has suddenly eased. Frankly, this is so marvelous, but strange, I'm becoming worried. Could something (else) be wrong with my ladybits? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Jan 9, 2007 - 5 answers


What kind of treatment have you had for endometriosis, and how were the side effects? [more inside]
posted by miss tea on Nov 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Which aches are normal during pregnancy?

[PregnancyFilter] In the second trimester, which aches and pains are a normal part of the experience, and which require immediate medical attention? [more inside]
posted by hsoltz on Nov 6, 2006 - 8 answers

A period belongs at the end of a sentence

Should I use birth control to skip my period? [more inside]
posted by nakedsushi on May 1, 2006 - 51 answers

foot cramping weirdness

Recurring foot muscle cramps. My fiancee has this weird *foot thing* that happens about 3 or 4 days per week. In the evenings, she gets painful cramps in her foot, usually her left foot but sometimes the right one does the same. It usually takes 10 or 20 minutes to work itself out. It's helped by massage, but it hurts like the dickens while it's going on. What gives? Her diet and exercise habits inside... [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 19, 2006 - 13 answers

Abnormal Cycles

I have had irregular, painful menstrual cycles from the age of 14, but in my 20s they basically became inverse periods: a few days of not bleeding, with most at a low, constant flow, and a few like a normal cycle. When it’s bad, I feel like I have a constant low-grade flu, with fatigue, muscle ache, mental fogginess, and wild moods of sadness and anger. Several pelvic exams and sonograms have shown no fibroids nor anything anatomical that should be causing this. I’ve tried birth control pills (that caused weight gain and nausea, even at low doses), and the ring and the patch, which didn't help at all. I spent a few years on Norplant with no cycle at all, but terrible problems with weight gain that I am still struggling with. The only product I have had luck with was Lunelle, which is no longer available in the US. Has anyone else ever dealt with this and found something that worked? I’ve seen many gynecologists over the years and none have an answer. I'm in my early 30s now and seriously considering a hysterectomy because I can't live like this anymore.
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2004 - 8 answers

Leg Cramps

[CrampFilter] My son woke up again last night with cramp in his legs...its painful for him, and disturbing for us...(morecrammedinside) [more inside]
posted by mattr on Oct 12, 2004 - 25 answers

Menstrual Cramps

I have the worst cramps of anyone. When it is that time of the month for me, I can barely function because the pain is so bad. I have tried several different things, and my doctor has tried me on several different prescription medicines, but nothing seems to help. Does anyone have experience with this? What helps you? More info inside.
posted by alicila on Feb 26, 2004 - 27 answers

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