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Is something wrong with me because my period has always been extremely heavy and paralyzingly painful. I overdose on Advil/Midol to barely handle it.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
Hi I have had my period for since sunday but it is still very heavy and red. I was told to take 600 mg of motrin to slow it down but its not working?
Sometimes other medication is needed. I would advise to call back your prescriber.
Need to take the ibuprofen 600 mg three or four times a day. This can be irritating to the stomach. If you have taken it every day couple times a day, definitely call back. You can lose too much blood and become anemic or worse yet pass out if you are hemorrhaging
Call soon ...Read more
I usually get bad cramps during first 2 days of period, but if I take an advil, the pain goes away. Period is not heavy. Should I test for endometriosis?
I have terrible periods that start out really heavy and my cramps are horrible! I take 800 mg of ibeprofen every 8 hours and it doesn't help?
Other alternatives: Sounds like you have dysmenorrhea. Just painful periods. You can take Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6 hours starting 24 hours before your period. Naproxen 500 mg every 8 hours also helps. Depending on your age oral contraceptive pills can lighten the period and ease the pain. Also, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can lessen the period and the pain. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I was expected to have my period on the 19th which is 30 days average date. Took Motrin the 18th and now 25th and 6 days late? I need help A.S.A.P
If I took 800mg Motrin and 1000mg Tylenol How much more can I take of each within a 4-8 hour period during extremely severe pain? L Ovary
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I get bad period cramps which are usually 1 or 2 days out of my 6 day period days. I always feel comfort w/ advil or tylenol. Could I have endometriosis?
Why do I have body aches and fatigue a few days before my period. I take Motrin and it doesn't help. What can I do?
PMS: Premenstrual syndrome is what it sounds like you are describing. The most common psychological symptoms are mood swings and the most common physical symptoms are fatigue and body aches. Timing is usually 4 days prior to 3 days after menses start. There are many good options for treatment including exercise and diet and also medication. Talk to your doctor about what you can do. ...Read more
I use to have bad period cramps as a teen. Now I get bad cramps in some cycles&the pain is 1 day, advil works for me. Should I test for Endometriosis?
Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain with urination and stooling. If you have not having cramping every cycle and are getting relief with Advil, it is unlikely that you have endometriosis. ...Read more
I took 16 Aleve (naproxen) pills & 14 Advil pills within a 10 hour period. This was 24 hours ago & today all I had was a stomachache. Am I ok by this time?
Probably: You most likely caused extensive gastro, intestinal irritation or perhaps an ulcer. Don't know your age, but if older than 60 might have caused some kidney damage., blood tests, and stool, for blood testing will tell this. You did not say why you took these meds, but if you were trying to harm yourself, you will need mental health help, as well to, avoid any repeat episodes. ...Read more
Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but I do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can I still have endometriosi?
Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.
Rub A Dub Dub: Yes, you can. Have you also tried soaking in a hot bath? Also try this: lie on your back on the floor next to a couch and place your legs on the seat of the couch (sort of like sitting on a chair but you're in a different position).Lie still and gently rub your lower stomach area, or have someone else do it. Try that after the bath, while your whole body is still warm. Cover yourself to retain heat ...Read more
Took 2 Aleve & hr later took 3 Advil & 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) for cramps for period was start next day. Pregnant & worried I did something to harm the baby.?
U question was: Not quite clear. But the amount of medication u took was rather excessive. Discuss with u physician what u need to do and how much u can take and do not exceed that. ...Read more
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