Painful AF?

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Registered: 09-25-2011
Painful AF?
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Thu, 09-29-2011 - 10:10am

I used to have such bad AF cramping as a teenager that I could barely walk when it was happening. Then I started BCP when I was 20 and it all went away. I went off the BCP about 4 years ago, and while AF returned, the cramps never really came back. I went back on BCP 2 years ago and now I'm off it again.

 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 12-14-2009
Thu, 09-29-2011 - 12:47pm
Yes. I had such terrible cramps before I went on birth control and it was such a relief to not go through all the hormonal changes and PMS when I was on bc. But as soon as I stopped, it took about 2 months for my cycle to get back to normal and the cramps returned with a vengence. I was miserable every month. I'm sorry your cramps are so terrible. Try the usual midol and pain relieves as well as hot baths and heating pads. Good Luck and hope your Cycle 3 is the magical number! :)

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