Secondly, I had cramps from hell to go along with it. Ever since I started my period for the first time when I was 12, I have had crippling cramps. Any time I started during school, I had to leave early because I would throw up, get cold sweats, see black spots, and then pass out. When I was 16, my gynecologist prescribed me Naproxen, but it didn't help at all. After that, I went on Yaz, and stayed on that for 4 years until I went off of it this past March for various reasons. Yaz took away the severe symptoms--no more passing out or throwing up. But the cramps were still pretty unbearable. Yesterday, for some reason, my cramps were almost back to how they used to be. I had cold sweats and almost threw up, and could barely walk to my car. Nothing I did even took the edge off until I took an extra strength Vicodin that I had leftover from when I had a bartholin's gland abscess drained in the ER. One pill and the cramps never came back. My cramps have always only lasted for the first day, so at least I have that going for me.
So my question: next time I go to the gynecologist, is it unreasonable to ask for a prescription of Vicodin for my cramps? Does anyone else do this? I am fully aware of how addicting they can be, but I would only be taking one pill a month (on the first day of my period) so I think that would be alright. But is Vicodin a little...heavy, for something like cramps? What has anyone elses gyno did that made a difference in cramps?