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PMS and back pain! Woman's topic!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Lower Back Pain
I'm curious? This is for the women on here who already have severe chronic pain in their lower back. When you have PMS, and the week leading up to it, does your back pain get so out of control that you absoloutely can't stand it? And if so, have you found anyway or anything that makes it feel any better? This is a major problem that I have to face every month with intense dread. I'm actually looking forward to menopause some day just so this will stop. I also get migraines too but that is another subject! I am open to any suggestions. I don't even bother to bring this up with my PM because he just blows everything off anyway, and he would be clueless to this subject.


  • Hi Jewels,

    I can remember the back pain prior to my period coming - I used to want to rib my back outta me lol. I tried the heat pads that you stick on your skin, the health therapy used to really help me, that and you got to exercise - even if in pain, gentle stretches etc will help greatly.

    I dont get them anymore just the hot flushes etc of menopause at 32!

    Hope this helps,
    All the best
  • I alway found that swimming helped tremendoulsy with that lower back pain both before and during my menstrual cycle. Just floating in the pool helps. Unfortunately I don't have a pool anymore.

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  • A couple of things to consider are hormone levels and blood vessels.

    I know that myself, based on my hormone levels, my sensitivity to pain can be altered.

    Another consideration is that blood vessels can compress nerves just like a disc or bone. Many surgeries are performed (micro-vascular decompressions and vascular decompressions) that simply reduce or lift away blood vessels that are compressing nerves.

  • I have always had back pain with PMS but since my back has been injured, it's excruciating! I face every single month with pure unadulterated dread. I'm not allowed to take birth control pills because I have tumors on my liver which the hormones are known to make them grow even larger, I think that would have been the best relief, but since I can't, Uugh! Has anyone tried heating pads? I haven't, I actually just thought of it. It's going to be coming around again by next week and I "have" to find something that will help! :SS
  • Oh my gosh! Swimming pools are like a gift from God! Yes, I have found that when I just float in a pool that every ounce of pain just fades away. It's like a miracle! Unfortunatly, I too no longer have a pool anymore either. It's also the best way to get excercise without any real pain. We are planning on moving in about a year or so, and we plan on buying a house with a pool or having one built but I have to wait in the meantime.
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  • Danni, if you don't mind my asking, what brought on menopause at such an early age? If you would like to keep this private I will certainly understand. I haven't tried the stick on heating pads, but I do use the Lidocaine patches that are prescribed for me. They really don't help at all but I keep trying. I do stretches everyday but instead of relief, I always end up getting stuck in a position and it takes awhile to get unstuck. LOL! That happens when I'm stretching my back muscles. I actually wind up "stuck" in one position and can't move, it's awful but I still have to laugh about it.
    Have a wonderful day!

    P.S. Are you taking hormones to help you deal with the menopause?

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  • incredibly. I went to my PCP and told her I thought I had some thing bad going on. It kept getting worse over the years. Finally I had a new PCP and she listened when I asked for a Hysterectomy :SS I was dieing about 3 weeks out of the month. I had some test- ultrasound and blood work and that showed nothing. I went on YAZ low dose pills and I stopped having my period- it has been great. I also stopped having migraines. No more mood swings, bloating, cramps etc.

    My back pain never went away- and now we know why.... See siggy 8>

  • When I was having my periods and always had cramping I would lay down on the floor with my butt against the front of the couch and rest my legs on the seat until I got relief which was only about 5 to 10 mins.even lay on the bed with your head at the foot of the bed and our feet on the pillows I had very heavy periods starting in 6th grade until I was 49(now55). This has worked for my daughtr and she's told her friends to try it. It really can work My hyster. was the one of the best days of my life. :O)
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