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How can I reduce the intensity of my cramps during my period?

How can I reduce the intensity of my cramps during my period?

Options: Ibuprofen is a good start. Lysteda is a new nonhormonal prescription medication that works great. Birth control pills and NuvaRing work. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud very effective. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Is it normal to lose my appetite and have cramps during my period?

Is it normal to lose my appetite and have cramps during my period?

You are ill: No. It sounds like you are ill and with the cramping, most likely have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Always have terrible cramps during my period, don't know what to do?

Always have terrible cramps during my period, don't know what to do?

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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How can I get rid of cramps during my period?

How can I get rid of cramps during my period?

Several ways: 1. Acupuncture- my #1 recommendation. It is awesome 2. Eat more foods with magnesium(pumpkin seeds are a good source) 3. Cramp bark or vitex can help 4. Evening primrose oil, fish oil, may help 5. Eat less junk- no sodas, processed sugar, stop dairy , stop gluten. These are a few suggestions. Birth control pills can help and are not my first choice. ...Read more

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Why do I have no cramps during my period? Is this normal for other women?

Some women: Respond to prostaglandin with cramps & other's do not. Don't worry, the absence of cramps does not mean that something is wrong. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent having really strong cramps during my period. And if my period is normal every month does it mean i can have kids?

What can I do to prevent having really strong cramps during my period. And if my period is normal every month does it mean i can have kids?

Varies: Many women will have much less cramping and less bleeding while on the pill. You can also use otc meds like ibuprofen, anaprox, (naproxen) etc to lessen the cramps and decrease blood loss. If you are having regular cycles, there should be no reason to expect any problems conceiving. ...Read more

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Should i take sugar pills to help with cramps during my period?

Should i take sugar pills to help with cramps during my period?

No: Continue to take your pills in order and as directed, regardless of whether you start bleeding at any particular time. After you have been on the birth control pill for a while you will tend to have your period when you are taking the sugar pills. ...Read more

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