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How can I reduce menstrual pains?

How can I reduce menstrual pains?

Various meds: You can try nsaids which are medications like motrin, aleve, advil. Make sure to take them on a full stomach. Birth control pills work very well. Other options include depoprovera and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

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


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How can I reduce period pain?

How can I reduce period pain?

1-2 days before: Ibuprofen taken 1-2 days before menses is great in preventing and decreasing dysmenorrhea (menstral pain). Take 400 mg every 6 hours x 2 days and may continue 1-2 days of menses, if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I avoid menstrual cramps?

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 & Green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. NSAID’s, 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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What can I do to reduce severe menstrual cramps?

Some options- See Dr: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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How can I help reduce pain in cramps?

How can I help reduce pain in cramps?

NSAID's: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications may help to reduce pain from cramps. Try applying moist heat as well. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

What can I do to decrease menstrual pain?

Analgesics: Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Acetaminophen are helpful, particularly the first two. If taken just before the period starts, can diminish or prevent the dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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How can I stop extreme menstrual cramps?

How can I stop extreme menstrual cramps?

Options: Some of the more common treatments include: ibuprofen, a prescription pain medication called ponstel, (mefenamic acid) and oral contraceptive pills are really good at helping to decrease menstrual cramps. A heating pad can be helpful, too. ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

Options: Some of the more common treatments include: ibuprofen, a prescription pain medication called ponstel, (mefenamic acid) and oral contraceptive pills are really good at helping to decrease menstrual cramps. A heating pad can be helpful, too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent severe period pains?

Period Pain: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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How can I cure menstrual cramps?

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 more

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How can I prevent really severe period pains?

Dysmenorrhea: 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 more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve really bad menstrual cramps?

Menstrual Cramps: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can reduce my PMS symptoms?

Can i tell me how i can reduce my PMS symptoms?

PMS: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. 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

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How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

How can I quickly stop menstrual pain?

Menstrual pain: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

How come I have such severe menstrual pain, and how do I help relieve it?

Tips: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Heat. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce period bloating?

What can I do to reduce period bloating?

Menstrual bloating: Period bloating: try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I stop my terrible menstrual cramps?

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 more

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What can I do to minimize bloating during menstrual cycle?

Bloating: Period bloating: try omega 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve severe abdominal cramps during menstrual periods?

What can I do to relieve severe abdominal cramps during menstrual periods?

Cramps: The first thing you need to do is to get a pelvic exam to make sure that pelvis is normal. Your doctor will probably recommend birth control pills and Motrin or naproxen. This is a good start for at least 3 months and see how you do. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the abdominal pains I get from (erythromycin)?

How can I reduce the abdominal pains I get from (erythromycin)?

Stop taking erythro: This is a predictable complication of oral ingestion of Erythromycin by adults. Best to take it with food, but that usually fails to eliminate the discomfort. Discuss with your doctor and perhaps something else can be substituted. ...Read more