Anyone else deal with painful periods?

I’m 31 years old and am desperate for relief. Has anyone had any experience with excruciating menstrual cycles? I have horrible mood swings for about a week and a half before I start bleeding, and I get night sweats about 2-3 days before and have absolutely no energy. I bleed extremely heavy with horrible for 2-3 days, and then I’m back to normal. I haven’t asked my dr yet, but I have my yearly exam coming up. I have a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy, so I am without a doubt done having kids. Idk if I should ask about getting a full hysterectomy because I am in so much pain and mental stress. I’m not looking for medical advice, just wondering if anyone else has dealt with this and how they managed symptoms.


Talk to your doctor.

Try removing gluten. My best friend and I were both in that boat. I ended up needing a hysterectomy, she stopped eating gluten, then slowly cleaned her diet even more and it changed her life. She didnt have to get a hysterectomy

I wouldnt do a full hysterectomy unless there is a legitimate reason for it. Its possible maybe the pill or an IUD can help with bleeding. I ended up having an ablation for mine. Definitely talk to ur dr about it tho. Thats the best idea

I was deeply affected by this and from 13 years old to 47 a full 7 day week and I would just go through everything clothes sheets pads I had a hysterectomy but left my ovaries such a relief…

Are you sure you don’t have pcos or endometriosis? If you’ve tried birth control pills, and other such things and they hadn’t helped, then they may say yes to a full hysterectomy. But what you’re describing sounds like pcos or endometriosis and nothing but medical intervention will help. Not much you can do to manage symptoms on your own


I had an ablation done. Way less stress. Was 41 when I had the procedure.

I have really bad cramps also what I do is get some rice put it in a sock Tie it up and microwave it for 2 minuets a lay down and put it where the cramps are and just let it sit till cools off it work real good

The Mirena iud. Haven’t had a period since 2008


You’re already dealing with hysterectomy type symptoms so getting a hysterectomy honestly it’s just going to make it fifty times worse your body is going through a change and it’s probably getting ready to start menopause because that’s what it’s doing its changing over and getting ready for menopause in a few years I’m dealing with this exact stuff but I’m just had a tubal done a year ago and my periods were worse even before this so this is even worse

I did birth control pills and didn’t have a period but that lead to a pulmonary embolism. I tried a iud but that caused heavier bleeding for longer than my 3 days. The final thing I am trying is a depro birth control shot low hormone and is suppose to stop the bleeding and also a endometrial ablation which will also stop the bleeding but will stop kids aswell

Ask about ablation they helped me 100 %. Nova sure

Try seeing someone for cranial sacral therapy

I had similar issues. I knew i had pcos. After my 3rd child is when the endometriosis really made life hell. I ended up having a total hysterectomy after 6 months of sheer agony.

I had fibroids in my womb. I suffered really bad. Had a full hysterectomy in the end.

Endometriosis is more common than we think, the only way that you can really find out is with a laparoscopic surgery… talk to your doctor because your symptoms looks like you might have it… good luck.


I have some of the same symptoms I first had endometrial ablation done it worked for about a year then I started bleeding again so I had a Partial hysterectomy I was 30 years old

Look into an Endometrial Ablasion, which is the lining of your uterus. Makes a huge difference.

I used to get pain with heavy bleeding but I started drinking a lot of water and I shit you not it helped me with both. Less blood to deal with and less pain.

I recently talked to my dr about this. There are things they can do now without doing a full hysterectomy.