i find that eating clean and exercising regularly actually help me. My cramps (and I would have ones that land me in the fetal position regularly) are no longer bad. I can easily live through my PMS now without any OTC crap. (oh yeah, a good adjustment or two prior to my cycle works wonders too)
10/21/13 11:26 P
My legs get swollen a bit too but exercise definitely makes the menstrual cramps less painful.
Fitness Minutes: (5,128)
10/11/13 2:55 A
No idea, but since I've been exercising, my legs are terribly swollen!!!
I had something similar happen a few months ago. Thursday was my 'big workout' day. I would walk 5-6 miles, do some p90x ST, and without fail I would get a period Thursday night - every week. It would last 5-10 days like normal period. This happened for a few months and I finally went to the doctor. For me it was a coincidence. Thursday is still the day my period will start, but now it is just once a month. My gyno did check me for EVERYTHING (chlamydia, gonorrhea, AIDS, etc) and they were all negative. So there was no reason for mine, but you should definitely get checked.
10/9/13 10:00 P
Could be your system getting used to the workout if you haven't done so in a long time. I find working out does increase the flow but as everyone else has mentioned, activity eases the cramps. Do keep an eye on it though
10/9/13 11:52 A
For me exercise help cramps. That fact that you had unexpected cramps and bleeding is worrisome to me. Please see your doctor if possible.
10/8/13 10:40 P
Cramps and bleeding when it is not your period could be nothing or it could be a sign of something. I'd check with your doctor, especially if you haven't seen a gyno in a while.
I concur with the other posters. I have severe menstrual cramps and exercise really lessens the discomfort.
There are no elevators in the house of success. H. H. Vreeland
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it- Margaret Thatcher
no.......exercise is suppose to help lesson cramps.
Fitness Minutes: (505)
10/8/13 5:56 P
I'm a pretty big person, and I went for a walk today with a friend. We walked about 1 1/2 miles and it took about 40 minutes. When we got back i started having the worst menstrual cramps and bleeding. Has anyone else ever had this happen?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.