Ibprofuen, heating pad, and a big fucking stick. :)
I think it's probably stress and hormones tangoing together.
You are going to kick so much ass on the bar. You are a good student with great study skills. I have faith.
Another suggestion: herbal tea, specifically raspberry with a hint of licorice. Does wonders for the cramps--if you drink a cup a day every day the next cycle should be smooth sailing.
If not that, chamomile.
And I hope your period is late when you take the bar. Who needs that kind of distraction?
Alas, my period is never late - unless it would be MORE inconvenient for it to be so.
Oh well, it means I won't have it during our vacation, right?
Will look for raspberry tea, but I can't bear licorice.
Ouch. Well, I can still wish for it, yes? So you can be clear and free of worries. :)
Heh. That'd be nice, to be period-free on vacation.
That's all right. Licorice is usually used as a sweetener if you got the herbs yourself and made the tea. Raspberry can be dreadfully plain.
If you can find a store that is a health food store and/or sells organics, I strongly recommend Traditional Medicinals (a brand). They have two very useful herbal mixes for women. One is called PMS Tea. The other is Female Toner. Both do help with the period, before and during.
Just sharing what I can in hope it helps. I used to have very terrible cramps for years. Only the past couple of years have it actually improved so that now I don't need the teas to help.
Healthfood store just a couple miles away. I will definitely look for them. Thanks!
Seconded on the chamomile, it's a wonder drug for me.
I will third that. Chamomile tea and a bubble bath are my tools to combat those nasty cramps. You might be able to pull off reading in the tub too.
But, alas, they will not let me take the bar exam from the comfort of a bubble bath!
2006-06-28 01:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry to barge in here, but oo! Your icon! I saw that painting a few weeks ago! I was in a pub and had had far too much wine, so I can't remember exactly where the painting was. Some street in Camden-ish area maybe?
2006-06-28 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Banksy themed
2006-06-28 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Banksy themed
Excellent! That's the one I saw.
I found this
a couple of weeks ago in a stairwell off Waterloo Bridge.
That sucks! What if you raised your hand and were all "Mr. Invigilator, I'm riding the crimson wave"?
... I'm ever so grateful to the (obviously male) god who only afflicted half the world's population with this terrible gift.
And now, being ignorant of these things, I believe that some birth control pills are dispensed not for birth control but to help regularise when periods happen ... if that's true, is there any way you could get a doctor to prescribe something for you that would delay your period by a week? Maybe it's impossible, but I thought I'd ask.
2006-06-27 02:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Being a man ...
Well, those take a month of .. taking.. to start taking effect, usually, and the hormones involved are usually such that you don't want to be monkeying around with them just for fun.
2006-06-27 03:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Being a man ...
Having a very regular cycle, I'm not keen on the idea of messing with it just for one event. It will be inconvenient, but not insurmountable. Good thought, though!
Please stop writing my wife's LJ posts.
She's taking the bar in four weeks?
Well, she meant to, but missed the registration deadline. She'll be going again in February.
Oh, dear. I had issues with the deadline, but I paid a bit extra and got a waiver. Tell her best of luck!
those Thermacare patches really work. i had to use one for my neck a week or two ago and i was amazed how fast they started to heat up and how long they stayed warm. they also stick to your skin very well without being too painful when it's time to take it off again.
Seconded. Those things are a godsend!
Icky. Me too, incidentally. *hugs* and best of luck, I know you're going to do AWESOME...just empty out some of the Buffy Trivia caches in the brain and you should have plenty of room. Nobody likes season 5 anyway. Ooh, wait, except me because there's lots of Spike. Ok, maybe you can give up season...erm..ok, how about a little chunk from each season...there's got to be a removable episode in there somewhere....
If she needs to clear out some brain space, I can think of hours of Star Wars prequels movies that can be effectively purged without any negative impacts. :-)
Hey, I will always be grateful to the first one for introducing me to Ewan McGregor, my future 3rd husband.
Well, not all
of the prequels were bad. I can't speak for any affections gained for Ewan, but I'd think zoethe
could, at a minimum, retain:
- Darth Maul duels
- the Clone War battle at the end of Ep II (after the clone troops arrive, and sans Yoda's crummy dialogue)
- anything in Episode III that didn't involve Padme
That's probably a good 4 hours of memory freed. And if she also purges all memory of the Ewoks...
Oh c'MON...the Ewoks brought out Leia's mothering instincts and took Han down a peg or two AND revere a protocol droid as a god.
But they beat an entire legion of the Empires' greatest troops!
That didn't happen. I won't believe it. I can't believe it.
I can't forgive them for the hippie outfit they put Leia in, either. Even if she was looking worse for wear by the time ROTJ rolled around. That outfit was just plain awful.
Would be nice if the brain worked that way.
And you mean season 6.
If I were only interested in Spike for the abusive and raunchy sex, then I would mean season 6, but I happen to like seeing the softer side where he's all falling in love and chipified and stuff.
Oh. Well then what do you mean people don't like Season 5?! I love season 5!
It makes my stomach tense up too much....Well, if you were going to cut a season of buffy...what would you do?
Probably 4. Too much Reilly, too much post-high school angst.
By all rights, I should say 6, I suppose, but losing the musical and naked Spike? No way.
Ah; yeah, but I really loved the Buffy-adapting-to-college bits, and getting to see Giles be unemployed.
Well, this is only if I had to choose. I'd rather keep them all, TYVM.
This reminds me of something my wife has told me on more than one occasion:
"You are so lucky you aren't a woman."
I'm very wary about a long-term hassle caused by a short-term solution. I will probably just tough it out. But thanks.
I also recommend the ThermaCare patches. They last about 24 hours and provide continual warmth which is really helpful and comforting!
I have no useful info that hasn't already been given, so I'll stick with comiserations and virtual hugs. Hang in there, you're doing amazingly well!
OMYGOD IN FOUR WEEKS IT WILL ALL BE OVER!!!!
Until the exam, you will do what you always do, which is to work your ass off.
On the exam, you will do what you always do, which is to shine.
During the entire time between now and when you get your results back, you will do what you always do, which is to bitch (justifiably) about the work and panick (less justifiably) about passing.
And then you will be a lawyer, camps or no cramps.
Love you, babe. And thanks.
I wish I was a girl so I could wear synthetic hair bracelets and be a member of Chyx.