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Any Quick Home Or Otc Remedies For Painful Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
Cramps: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication: You can start taking NSAID (not in excess), a few days before your period is due to start, but you ahve to keep to a schedule, even if it means waking up during night. If this doesn't work, consider continuous use of a hormonal contraceptive or a mirena. Nsaids are better than tylenol as they reduce the formation of substance that makes you cramp. Pills etc work by-less/no blood= less/ cramping. ...Read more
Are really painful menstrual cramps a sign of something else? I don't take meds for it. I just tolerate it. Need i worry?
Likely not: If you are able to use a medicine like Ibuprofen for the pain (assuming that you don't have any other medical issues that would prevent you from doing so), you should try this first. If this controls the pain, then it is unlikely to be anything else. If not, you should be evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more
I'm 20 years old and I have been having very painful menstrual cramps ever since I was 10. I've had tests done but they can't find anything wrong. ?
Painful periods: What you describe is common with "endometriosis", and can begin at early menstrual dates and continue. The only definitive test is to look at your internal pelvic anatomy (laparoscopy) at the time of your menses. The usual treatment, which also preserves fertility is oral contraceptives, which can also stop the severe cramping and nauses, diarrhea which can also occur with your periods. ...Read more
Naproxin: Naproxin, the med in aleave, had been prescribed for decades for menstral cramps & still has great value after going off patent & over the counter. Uses at 2 tabs twice a day staring a day or so before expected flow will often help most people. ...Read more
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