Menstrual Cramps: Why so much pain?

So, let’s just say I’m one of the lucky ones, I really don’t have to deal with so much pain when I’m on my period and it kind of makes me look heartless when I see some of my friends cuddled up on their beds and I go ahead to ask the problem and they say “menstrual pain” and I act like its nothing, but I learnt gradually that we don’t all go through the same thing and what works for me won’t work for another person. Pain is one of the few things that comes with us ladies menstruating every month, there’s moodiness, hunger, anger😂😂😂…e.t.c. it varies too.

Brief Story: Some girls reach puberty as early as 9yrs while some don’t till their teen years, however, there’s a sequence for puberty development but the time and the rate at with these changes occur varies in different people. The first sign of puberty for a girl is the growth of breast buds(I remember how mine started😆) medically it’s called “Thelarche”, after this comes the almighty “MENSTRUATION” that every girl has to deal with for more or less 40-50yrs and this stage is called “Menarche”.
When a babe starts menstruating, in normal circumstances it proves she’s ovulating(releasing eggs)and there’s possibility of pregnancy just in case she…….Anyway, With time it’s noticed that there’s pain associated with this monthly bleeding but it is absolutely normal, I can only get scared when its extremely severe.

Why are my being punished with such pain?

It’s the fault of one organ(and some hormones) called the Uterus. The pain comes because the body(of the uterus) is being washed off and it has to contract to expel the blood and tissue this leads to the pain we feel and sometimes some vessels(these are like really tiny pipes transporting blood) are occluded during the contraction causing a disturbance of blood flow which through some mechanisms leads pain.

Help me! What can I do to stop the pain???!

You actually can’t control the pain, you can just do something about it when it comes. Sometimes this pain is felt in the back and legs too and there’s no specific theory as to why some feel way more pain than others, however there are things you should do to keep yourself fine during the process.

1) Eat like a queen : i mean you should eat a lot (don’t skip meals), you’re losing blood therefore you should eat to keep on nourishing your body and if you’re not on a strict diet, feel free to satisfy your cravings.

2) Rest well and keep your body warm.

3) Drugs: I really don’t like the idea of taking drugs to suppress menstrual pain, but I have come to understand that some people do need drugs to function properly just in case they can’t stay home to rest. And some just don’t like pain which is totally understandable.

4) If the pain is very severe do not hesitate to see a doctor because few times it could be something else.

That’s all for now, I came here to learn so if you have contributions or corrections feel free to add it in the comment section!
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Hi! I’m Ale Oluwabusolami, you can call me Busola😊. I am a proud Nigerian and Yoruba girl, also quite privileged to be a physician in training. Probably not important but I am proudly dark skinned😊, I’m a big foodie, starting with shawarma and Ice-cream(yes! They deserve some highlight). I love shoes, I love travelling, I love adventure, My friends tell me I talk too much, I love my happy mood, I love surprises, I love romance, I love mystery, I love life generally and I love learning more everyday about it, I love beautiful places, they speak to my soul, other things responsible for that are music and quotes! I love my friends and family so much, finally, I love God. Basically, I’m just an average girl with an ambitious life, looking forward to an awesome one too. This is my little way of projecting those crazy things that go on in my head and I really hope that with time you will understand what exactly I am trying to say and do and it will be of great help to us. Yes! I am actually a queen, not in the royal concept though (I wish 😊), mine is way better, I queen in everything and I am not the only one, there's like a billion of us.❤

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