for the past year on the first day of that evil cycle (if I haven't been taking pain meds for the two days before) I get contraction-like cramps that make it so I can't eat because I'll just throw it back up due to the pain. Not being able to eat means that I can't take pain meds to make it go away and I can't drink anything cause that doesn't stay down either. Basically I end up curled up in a ball waiting for them to get less painful which usually takes 2-5 hours. Oh and I can't take contraceptives to regulate the period because when I tried it before my blood pressure skyrocketed. So basically I'm stuck. It's at times like these that being a girl sucks. Also one of the reasons I will never have kids - cause if that's supposed to be even more painful there's no way in hell I'm going though it. I hate pain.