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Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
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No right answer: All are pain relievers. Motrin and Aleve also reduce inflammation and are similar drugs. I believe that taking drugs like Motrin may prevent healing of a tendon injury since the body uses inflammation to help stimulate healing. Therefore, tylenol (acetaminophen) might be a better first choice, along with ice and rest followed by a physical therapy program if not improving on it's own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any other OTC pain relievers besides acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium?
See below: Those are the main ones except for topical creams and ointments over the counter. ...Read more
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They are basically : The same. One may work better than the other but make sure you take it with food so that it doesn't upset your stomach ...Read more
Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?
Sclerosing injection: Why are you putting up with the pain when you can see a podiatrist have a series of 4-7 sclerosing injections and be done with the pain? Sclerosing injections are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate, hence removeing the conductive layer on the nerve known as myelin and will stop the pain forever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advil (ibuprofen) for renal pain: It woud be better if you find the cause of your pain, rather than blindly taking advil (ibuprofen) for it. Advil (ibuprofen) can cause acute renal failure, reversed by stopping it. Advil (ibuprofen) may also aggravate any hypertension you may have. See a urologist to find out if you have kidney pain and what is causing it. Your treatment plan can then be formulated and perhaps you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are good: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil (ibuprofen) are anti-inflammatory medications and either can be used to treat arthritis pain. Aleve only needs to be taken 2 times per day (every 12 hours) where as Advil can be taken 3 times per day (every 8 hours). Do not take them both together but try them both separately and see which is more effective for you. ...Read more
NSAID Side effects : Nsaid's are relatively safe when used short term & when there are no underlying contraindications. Side effects may be encountered in short term use, but tend to be more worrisome in the long-term. Gi toxicity, fluid-retention, hypertension, heart, kidney & liver damage, etc. Have all been linked to prolonged nsaid's. Rebound headaches can be seen after a week or 2. Treat the cause, not symptoms. ...Read more
I am 20 & I have primary dysmenorrhea, 2 options nsaids or birth control pills my doctor is letting me decide and get back to her. What is the best ?
Sometimes both: I suggest you try one first. If no better then try the other. If no better with either alone you may need both. They are not mutually exclusive. ...Read more
My wife has developed a sudden allergy to nsaids and can no longer take naproxen, ponstan etc for severe period pain. Are there alternatives?
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen is available over the counter. Other pain medications will require a prescription. Consider using a birth control method to suppress periods. If she does not have periods then the pain will not come. Birth control pills, nuvaring, the depoprovera shot and Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are all options. ...Read more
19 y/o F with severe period pain. Miss school&work monthly. NSAIDS don't relieve pain. Also have nausea, dizziness, fatigue, diarrhea. Is it normal?
No it is not!: You should be able to find a good OB/GYN in KC who can help you deal you with your problem! ...Read more
I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, abnormal vaginal discharge (worsened by: onset after unprotected sex) , chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of pressure or heaviness) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen,
I am experiencing vomiting, nausea (severity: moderate) , excessive menstrual cramps, heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: bending forward, eating certain foods) , breast pain (quality: tenderness) , fatigue, headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, napro
Dysmenorrhea: Question was cut off. Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysmenorrhea: There are many types of dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea means you have had pain ever since your first menstruation. Secondary means you didn't have pain before but you do now. Physiological dysmenorrhea means there is nothing wrong with your organs. Pathological means there is something wrong, like endometriosis. No matter what is the diagnosis, there are many choices of treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See gynecologist: Regarding cures. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more
Many causes & yes: Dysmenorrhea occurs in some women with each menses. The uterus contracts & realeases prostaglandins which cause pain. In routine dysmenorrhea, otc meds such as Ibuprofen can help, as can exercise. Ocps or other hormonal contraception usually eliminates or minimizes. Other causes such as endometriosis or fibroids may need further therapy. ...Read more
No, it is best to: Avoid alcohol if you have dysmenorrhea. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. Sip chamomile ; green tea. ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea is pain during menstruation that interfere with your daily activities.It can give you cramps starting before and during menstruation.Sometimes it can be due to certain medical conditiond like endometriosis and some other.But if there is no other condition it is called primary dysmenorrhea.You need to see your gynecologist, there are various meds to treat this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysmenorrhea: This term is used generally as painful periods can be primary and secondary types. ...Read more