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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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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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