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Muscle relaxers for period cramps

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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 15 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Maybe: But more likely post-traumatic effects playing far larger role
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
38 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Discuss with MD: Typically over the counter Ibuprofen or midol are generally used, if persist or severe, hormone replacement or birth control may be an option, healthy... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Dose may be too low: There are many different things that may cause this including muscle spasm, ridiculopathy or restless leg syndrome for starters. Since the treatment o... Read More
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