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    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
    Will you marry me? I'll take you for better or worse or during your worst PMS.....and you can promise to love, honor and use popsicle sticks on the evenings that I cannot "rise to the occasion"........

    Meanwhile, I'll just drag my flaccid penis behind me, don't anyone trip on it......
    Wait...aren't you already betrothed to Lobes mom? I vividly remember reading about the wedding plans!

    Popsicle sticks! Egads man, what a terrible idea! *carefully stepping over your flacidness* Splinters galore! No thanks, I'll stick with manual manipulation on your off nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    Word.

    My own cramps are at manageable pain levels, but I have a couple of friends who routinely get incapacitated around this time month. One friend in particular has been rushed to the hospital a few times because the pain is so great she's literally lain down on the street, completely oblivious to her surroundings.
    This is also why women were historically considered unfit for anything but being wives, babymakers and homemakers. How could men trust a woman in throes of her monthly to be capable of rational thought? I suppose you could have 'hysteria' of sorts if you were one of the unlucky ones who had to deal debilitating pain and massive bleeding before modern remedies. My grandmother says they used to use rolled up "rags"(!!!) and if you were one of those who had a 'hard time of it" every month you might be laying in bed with something like a bedpan under you! One woman she knew stayed pregnant as much as possible because it was actually easier than dealing with her "monthly". Even if you aren't a woman who typically has a hard time of it with your cycles, I don't know a single menstruating female who hasn't experienced at least ONE debilitating cycle in her life. Aside from pain, anemia has serious health consequences.

    In actuality, "the pill" was developed first and foremost explicitly to deal with this. The fact that it also appeared to prevent pregnancy is what made it so controversial. Anyone who thinks that treatments for women should be banned because they also happen to prevent pregnancy has serious screw loose and must want to go back in time to when women's health, lifespan, quality of living AND status as human beings with rights was secondary to being able to keep a baby in her womb for the majority of the years she was capable of breeding after being handed over from daddy to hubby.

    Sorry guys, but there's waaaay less mortality with 'not being able to get a boner' than even normal, complication-free childbirth and menstruation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloud View Post
    Wait...aren't you already betrothed to Lobes mom? I vividly remember reading about the wedding plans!

    Popsicle sticks! Egads man, what a terrible idea! *carefully stepping over your flacidness* Splinters galore! No thanks, I'll stick with manual manipulation on your off nights.

    Dadgum, I got busted.....why is it that women's memories are never, ever affected by anything......cramps do me no good.....but, wiping out memories of things I have said and done.....now I could USE that......

    Splinter! Splinter! I told you, woman, it is a veritable log!!!! Oh, wait, the popsicle sticks.....ah, I see now........

    Manual manipulation?.......now there is an image that could make my day..... .....

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    veritable log ...

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    I have a hormonal imbalance that topples into migraines that take me out of the world once a month. With the pills my headaches are treatable with immitrex. You can't use Topamax et. al for hormonal migraines.

    My periods are so severe that my ankles swell. I am in pain for a week and a half. I am sorry, that is a little more important than a hard dick

    I need to regulate my hormones. So it IS medical to me. They can eat me.
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    Most of the people I know who take birth control started taking it because they experienced such debilitating pain during their periods. I had one friend who got such extreme cramps that it would cause her to vomit, and another who soiled herself during school because of cramps. They both started taking the pill and the problems stopped. I started taking it to clear up my face (and because I was insecure about being so flat). They are also frequently used to treat ovarian cysts and benign breast cysts, get rid of severe acne, increase appetite in underweight girls, and have been proven to significantly reduce the rates of ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer as well as prevent ectopic pregnancy, which can result in miscarriage, birth defects, and harm to the mother. I don't see how anyone could legitimately argue that birth control does not have a medical purpose.

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    Ovarian cyst is another medical reason for bc. I would rather take that to prevent them than to have surgery every 3 months(that's what doc said I would have to have)to remove them. PLUS, they can contribute to ovarian cancer.

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    That's why I take my BC; Ovarian cysts. Freaking ovaries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
    And cramps and acne are more life threatening than circulation problems?!?!?! Women.......
    It could be life threatening for the entire household when a female is suffering from pms & cramps.

    Maybe the doctors should prescribe pain pills that insurance would cover for cramps but we know they aren't going to give anything strong enough to help. The pill helps. The powers that be must have never suffered through cramps & heavy periods or it would be covered.

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    Good show Banshee
    If men had bad cramps, the gov't would issue morphine each month for them, like food stamps.
    Thank god for menopause, after decades of stabbing incredible pain, my periods are GONE
    YAY
    When I begged my drs. for a hysterectomy, I knew I was not having any more children, they just ignored me.
    Our uteruses don't belong to us, then belong to the fucking medical community.

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    I've always used birth control for my endometiosis, which seems like a valid medical reason to me, unless I'm supposed to ignore the internal bleeding occuring in my pelvic cavity.

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    If you have endometriosis, some doctors suggest surgery, which can help, it might not be a bad idea to get a second opinion on this.
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    Give these fuckers 1/10 of my cramps without the BC and they'll see if it's not medically necessary...

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    .......they just don't make women like they used to.....

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    ^^lol
    i get terrible cramps..i have missed exams and important social events to lie at home with tons of ibuprofen and hot tea and just curled up into a miserable heap on the floor...*dreadful*

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