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Muscle relaxers for period cramps

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Will not stop: While it is true that some women may get some relief from use of muscle relaxants for menstrual cramps, it will not help stop it.It can be used along ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May soothe some: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Some great: effective help for period cramps are natural treatments. Many patients state that they don't even have cramps anymore due to the effectiveness! Che... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Unlikely side effect: Most muscle relaxers, when taken as prescribed, should not affect your period. Follow up with the doctor that prescribed your medications to evaluate ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
Should not: Muscle relaxers, taken as directed, should not affect your hormonal balance. See your primary care doctor or gyn for irregular periods.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Discuss with MD: Yes, there is no absolute contraindication to taking these medications during your menstrual cycle. Make sure your doctors all know what medication... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Maybe: But more likely post-traumatic effects playing far larger role
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Pregnancy: I doubt it but it is possible. The Ibuprofen facilitates the bleeding, so the elimination of the endometrium (this is what the period is) is accelerat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Certainly: Almost any drug that causes change in you r body by hormone manipulation, change in stress of stress response can cause a change in you rmenstrual cyc... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 24 years experience
Possibly: Not the first line treatment but may be helpful in cases not responding to over the counter remedies or even hormone replacement / birth control. Dis... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
PMS: Otc pain meds typically wrok great.

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