I used to get the most debilitating cramps. I mean, so bad where I would miss school and call into work because I could barely move. I have had two kids, and contractions weren't as bad as the cramps that I used to get.
When I started to stop eating chocolate, drinking lots of water and herbal tea, avoiding a lot of sugar-I started getting less cramps. If I did get them, they were tolerable. Taking 800mg every 8 hours WITH FOOD starting a couple days before my period was expected helped too, but I'm now at the point that I really don't need to do that. Eating vegetables, lots of raw, fresh veggies-actually does a lot more good than you'd think. If you really need sweet-go with tangerines, oranges, apples, pineapple, fruity yogurt if you like it...Even canned fruit salad in lite syrup is okay. Not great-but better than junk food. If I crave pickles, I will drink a little vinegar because too much sodium and I'm floored. Weird? Maybe but whatever. It works for me. It may not necessarily LOOK appealing, but there is soooo much less guilt "overeating" with vegetables and fruit.
If it IS really bad, I do recommend you speak to your ob/gyn and ask her about homeopathic ways to rid yourself of cramps.
Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 12/30/2012 (20:17)
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Starting weight July 2012: 310
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GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
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