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