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Would a person taking statin drugs that gets leg cramps be helped by k tab potassium pills?

Would a person taking statin drugs that gets leg cramps be helped by k tab potassium pills?

No on 2 counts: Statins don't cause leg cramps and potassium doesn't cure them. Statins can cause generalized aching and reduction of dose is usually all that's required to correct that. Sometimes switching drugs is needed. Leg cramps are very common and generally related to overstretch and overuse. Stretching and warm-up exercises done daily helps most people. ...Read more

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What are ways to help deal with female cramps other by taking medication?

What are ways to help deal with female cramps other by taking medication?

Some options: Warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms / period cramps. 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What's a handy way to beat cramps with out medication?

What's a handy way to beat cramps with out medication?

Menstrual cramps?: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like black cohosh with your dr. Sipping chamomile, ginger & green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get gyn eval – check magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...Read more

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How do you reduce period cramps without medication?

How do you reduce period cramps without medication?

See your gyn: And get properly diagnosed and there are many meds you can take short term to help prevent and treat cramps, no need to suffer, if you were loler or have finished your child bearing you could have an in office tubal and then an emdometrial ablation to get rid of your periods all together. ...Read more

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What is a good medication to take for menstrual cramps?

What is a good medication to take for menstrual cramps?

Cramps: Depending on severity of cramps & if ok with your doctor, safest is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as motrin, if not allergic to it. ...Read more

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Which IBS medication for cramps and bloatingis considered the best?

Which IBS medication for cramps and bloatingis considered the best?

Depends...: It depends what variant of ibs you have. If due to sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) then antibiotics like xifaxan (rifaximin) may help. If you're female with severe diarrhea-associated ibs, consider Lotronex under the prescriber's program. For constipation-variant disease, Amitiza & Linzess are effective & well-tolerated. Frequency, timing, & duration of symptoms? Bleeding? Sure you have ibs? ...Read more

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What kind of pain medication can I suggest to my physcian for severe menstrual cramps.?

What kind of pain medication can I suggest to my physcian for severe menstrual cramps.?

Several: There are several options to treat painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Typically, start with nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Motrin and naproxen. If those don't work, can try lysteda. It is a newer medication used for 5 days during your cycle. If those do not work, often using birth control to make periods shorter and lighter will treat the pain. ...Read more

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I'm on medication (lanzoprazole 2x a day), and I have bad cramps and soft stool often, could these be related?

I'm on medication (lanzoprazole 2x a day), and I have bad cramps and soft stool often, could these be related?

Diarrhea is common: Diarrhea is a common side effect with lansoprazole and other PPIs, and is seen in roughly 10% of patients taking these medication. This is likely related to alterations in digestion due to acid being suppressed. This diarrhea can often cause cramps as well. ...Read more

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My period cramps are getting worse. I took medication and its not helping. Its crippling, what should I do?

My period cramps are getting worse. I took medication and its not helping. Its crippling, what should I do?

See your doctor: Menstrual cramping is a very common complaint among young women your age. You should schedule an appointment with your obgyn to discuss these issues. Based on your visit, options including nsaids, birth control pills, or even a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can be offered for your painful menstrual periods. This is a very common problem that can be solved with one visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a cramp in the middle of my spine and was diagnosed with shingles but the medications aren't helping, was I misdiagnosed?

I woke up with a cramp in the middle of my spine and was diagnosed with shingles but the medications aren't helping, was I misdiagnosed?

Maybe: Shingles is generally associated with a typical rash and is usually extremely painful with a burning type of pain. If you did not get the rash or the pain was more aching in nature, you may have a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my stomach cramps without taking medication?

How can I relieve my stomach cramps without taking medication?

Lifestyle mods: Watch out for spicy and acidic foods (lemons, oranges, tomatoes). Don't gorge at meals - eat smaller, but more frequent meals. Avoid exercise and lying down right after eating or drinking. Avoid alcohol (can cause stomach irritation), caffeine and tobacco. If it's not improving on it's own, it's something you should see your doctor about. Good luck! ...Read more

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What doctor should I see to get medication for bad period cramps?

What doctor should I see to get medication for bad period cramps?

Options: You will want to see a physician that that manages women's health issues. This is most commonly a gynecologist, however there are family physicians and internal medicine physicians that manage women's health. ...Read more

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What is the best medication or remedies for cramps and nausea during monthly periods?

What is the best medication or remedies for cramps and nausea during monthly periods?

Naprosyn, (naproxen) heat: Other remedies for menstrual cramping can include naprosyn (naproxen) started a day or two before the bleeding begins. Heating pads or a heat patch worn under your clothes may also help relieve cramps. Dramamine or benedryl may help with nausea, but might make you sleepy. ...Read more

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I'm 8 months post-medication abortion and haven't had one period, not even cramping. Any ideas?

I'm 8 months post-medication abortion and haven't had one period, not even cramping. Any ideas?

Need gyn eval: Your condition requires gyn eval. Could try simple progesterone withdrawal treatment. Give progesterone for 10 days then stop. Should have period. If not then hormone testing in order. Best to see and discuss with your gyn provider. Need a thorough history and exam done prior to discussing possible tx or eval options. ...Read more

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Dear sir, if stomach cramp do not be fine by medication. Is there any procedure for treat. Becuz I ate mebeverine for 3 years but I'm not fine.

Dear sir, if stomach cramp do not be fine by medication. Is there any procedure for treat. Becuz I ate mebeverine for 3 years but I'm not fine.

Check out these: Links. Get reassurance from your dr that your symptoms are not serious and could just be related to ibs and possibly gastritis.Take care! Http://www. Medicines. Org. Uk/guides/mebeverine%20hydrochloride/irritable%20bowel/mebeverine%20135mg%20tablets. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106. http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gastritis/ds00488. ...Read more

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Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?

Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?

Yes: Birth control pills (containing hormones) can be used to help other conditions besides birth control. The pills can help women with acne, frequent periods, heavy periods, etc... If one just wants non-hormonal medication for menstrual cramps, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can help, after an evaluation to be sure nothing unusual is happening in the body. ...Read more

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Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Can medication cipro (ciprofloxacin) for derviticulitis cause calf pain? I started having calf pain on my left. Feels like cramping

Possible: Common side effects of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) include diarrhea, dizziness, headache, stomach upset, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, and rash, but cramping can be possible, although rarer. ...Read more

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I cramp so badly on my period that I cannot move, what can I do for this other than taking medications? And the nausea gets really bad too.

I cramp so badly on my period that I cannot move, what can I do for this other than taking medications? And the nausea gets really bad too.

Hormone Treatment: Gynecologists often put young females with this problem on low dose hormone treatment for a time to regulate and interfere with these extreme reactions. Please have your mom take you in to see the family doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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My PMS is terrible, bad cramps, mood swings, is there any thing I can take to balance my hormones? What medications are often used, and what tests?

My PMS is terrible, bad cramps, mood swings, is there any thing I can take to balance my hormones? What medications are often used, and what tests?

PMS is terrible: Pms can be debilitating and there are options for treatment. The most effective means of controlling these symptoms involve suppression of ovulation with birth control pills, the NuvaRing or the Depo-Provera shot. Also, some women beneft from ssri medications (like prozac) taken during the second half of your cycle. There are other options as well, but these are a good start! ...Read more

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I left my medication 2 months ago to get pregnant. SLE has not flared up but I am experiencing pain/cramps in my left high back. Is this my kidney?

I left my medication 2 months ago to get pregnant. SLE has not flared up but I am experiencing pain/cramps in my left high back. Is this my kidney?

Probably not, but...: The location of pain from kidney illness is very unlikely at back part of left thigh alone. To clarify what may cause your pain, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html on How to Handle Sickness. Besides, some reading on Life Reality in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html will help how to deal many health-related issues in the future. All the best to health.. ...Read more

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My daughter, 12-years old, struggles with menstrual cramps the week before her period happens. Pain medication helps some but not much.

Dysmenorrhea: Pain before, during and after menses is normal for a 12 yo. One can take Ibuprofen 200 mg po q 6 hrs for pain,
or idol/pamprin. If these etc items don't work to relieve,
one can try Aleve twice a day (naproxen). If there is a large flow, change pads often (q 2 hrs). She may skip periods and bleed some months more often which corrects itself in time....Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and suffer really bad menstrual cramps. I take apo-ketorolac, is there another form of medication I can take (non generic)?

I have endometriosis and suffer really bad menstrual cramps. I take apo-ketorolac, is there another form of medication I can take (non generic)?

Use Caution: Ketorolac (toradol) should not be used for over 5 days! It can cause sever GI problems. Consult with your doc regarding over nsaids that might be safer for you to use keeping in mind that all such drugs have effects on bleeding, tendency to cause blood clots, increase the risk of high blood pressure and cause GI ulcers. A cox ii specific med like Celebrex (celecoxib) (celicoxib) might be saferif ok wih doctor. ...Read more