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Part of being a girl...it just happens. For some it's light, for others, heavy...and I mean light and heavy in intensity, not just flow.
Unfortunately...you're a girl. You're going to just have to deal like the rest of us. I have found, however, Midol to help with crams and bloating and a nice warm heating pad will help with cramps. I've also found that a few sets of sit ups also help with cramps.
As far as the depression and overall sh**** feeling, maybe you could talk to your doctor. If the feelings persist, you could possibly have more than just pms.
Stretching helps. The worst thing that you can do is crawl up into a ball and say it hurts.
I know that girls with PCOS have a different set of problems, but if you are fine then you need to change you thinking patterns.
Just think of the alternative, pregnancy.
If you want to lighten it, exercise can be key. I have found that when I am working out more, especially during my period, it becomes not only lighter but shorter. For a 6 week period, I participated in a simple work fitness competition, made not so simple by the competitive nature of myself and 2 of my female coworkers, we like to try to out do each other in a very friendly, but extremely competitive way. So I was working out between 4-6 hours a day (and eating healthy foods and a higher amount of calories to support this higher level of activity). As a result, the cramps I am normally burdened with, did not exist and my period lasted a little less then 3 days. I also train for marathons and during the peak of my training, I usually experienc a similar period. You won't get rid of it completely this way as long as you are eating healthy, but it is a great way to aviod "feeling like crap." Just remember that it is important to properly increase your caloric intake in proportion to your increase in activity (you need carbs).
I really found that the more physically fit, I was the less the cramps bothered me. I'm out of shape now and the cramps are paintful and really annoying since I know it's my own fault. Attitude certainly helps too. I swear by that. I have found if I don't feel well and people ask about me, if I say I'm fine over and over before you know it I don't feel half as bad, as if I tell them what is wrong and what hurts, etc. etc. I feel worse after a while.
Also i bet if you talk to your Doctor again, getting your period back is just a sign that you are getting healthy. it is NOT the end goal. Keep on eating healthy and check in with your doctor. Good Luck
Butterfly, Belive me, I would love to exersize! Haha, but my nutritonist also said that I can't, but when I can, I deffinatly will start doing some activities again and hitting the gym (:
And thank you ida_maes_mom, I will work on my attitude too, That probebly is a huge part of the over-all midset.
Revolution, I didn't really change much I think besides upping my calories some more. I am now around 1,900-1,950 daily trying to gain. My nutritionist last week added about 200 more calories getting it to 1,950, and I got it this week, so maybe having your calories increased can help? And I've also heard about the increasing your fats, but I'm not sure if thats true. I think it may be just having actually more fat on your body that helps get your period back because without it, all your energy is beig used up to keep your body warm and your blood flowing, and dosen't have enough energy or anything to work on your menstrul cycle.
Drink lots of water
Hot bubble baths
Heating Pad applied to lower back