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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
10/22/13 11:04 P

I have had exercise increase the flow but not increase the cramps.

LKS2GAB2 SparkPoints: (37,654)
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10/22/13 9:25 P

I actually have the opposite effect. When I have cramps & work out they either lessen or completely go away.

LEKSIPATSY Posts: 380
10/22/13 7:43 P

Agree w/everyone else. Exercise helps cramps, minor colds, and even back pain for me.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/22/13 2:15 P

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)

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 1,754
10/21/13 11:26 P

My legs get swollen a bit too but exercise definitely makes the menstrual cramps less painful.

JOSEPINAD SparkPoints: (7,148)
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10/11/13 2:55 A

No idea, but since I've been exercising, my legs are terribly swollen!!!

THEPIA Posts: 293
10/10/13 11:27 A

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.

GRACIEGOES Posts: 183
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

SOAPSANDROPES Posts: 650
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.

WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 943
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.

Good luck.

COPPERFIRE952 Posts: 122
10/8/13 8:41 P

Agree with the others...exercise always helps me get over cramps...though it's hard to get motivated to do it when the bad ones hit!

LUCASMOM2003 SparkPoints: (45,698)
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10/8/13 7:18 P

helps me, and feel better...ending mine earlier like this past week.

ALORTA SparkPoints: (7,315)
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10/8/13 6:59 P

mine usually get better if I do some cardio...
its hard to push myself to do it, but afterwards I do feel far better.


TACDGB Posts: 6,132
10/8/13 6:03 P

no.......exercise is suppose to help lesson cramps.

IWILLNOTFAIL SparkPoints: (194)
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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?

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