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How much aleve (naproxen) should u take to lighten and shorten your period?

How much aleve (naproxen) should u take to lighten and shorten your period?

Aleve (naproxen) does not: Aleve (naproxen) will not lighten or shorten your period. I might help with cramping pain from menstruation. But this will not shorten your period or lighten it. Even women on birth control will still have periods. ...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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Can I take anything to help with the weight problem?

Can I take anything to help with the weight problem?

No: Good dietary habits and exercise are the best approaches.Medication is not a safe effective answer. ...Read more

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Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so , what dosage and for how long

Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so , what dosage and for how long

NSAID: Ibuprofen is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is used for fever control and anti-inflammation. It will not stop breakthrough bleeding. It can actually worsen bleeding symptoms - especially if you have a known bleeding disorder. See your physician for any breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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How many hours or days or weeks does it take for Trileptal to help with stabilize your mood?

How many hours or days or weeks does it take for Trileptal to help with stabilize your mood?

Long period: Several weeks are often required for Oxcarbazepine to reach its maximum effectiveness; however, improvement in some symptoms may occur sooner. It is very important to tell your doctor how you feel things are going during the first few weeksafter you start taking oxcarbazepine. It will probably take several weeks to see enough changes in your symptoms to decide if oxcarbazepineis is helpful. ...Read more

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How much ibuprofen will it take to stop a period?

How much ibuprofen will it take to stop a period?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is used to control pain during menstruation, it is not used to actually stop a menstrual period. Taking NSAID have been linked to decreased menstrual flow, especially Mefenamic Acid (ponstel), but not to the point to acutally stop it. See your obgyn for more info. ...Read more

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Is there anything you can take to help menstural migraines?

Is there anything you can take to help menstural migraines?

NSAID: Your #1 first line of treatment would be nsaids like ibuprofen. Some doctors prescribe triptans, ergotamine drugs, propranalol, verapamil. Other doctors might recommend menstrual suppression (skipping placebo week of birth control pills) or adding estrogen patches. If you've tried otc meds and they aren't working, consider making an appt with headache specialist (neurologist) or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many milligrams of ibuprofen should I take to get rid of menstrual cramps?

Can you let me know how many milligrams of ibuprofen should I take to get rid of menstrual cramps?

400/600 mgm/6 hours: You can try 400 mgm and ir if is not effective you can increase to 600 mgm and can be repeated every 6 hours for 2to 3 days as needed. ...Read more

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Can garlic capsules help with bv, if so how do you take them, and for how long?

Can garlic capsules help with bv, if so how do you take them, and for how long?

Atherosclerosis: Helpful for 5-10% reduction in total cholesterol may be helpful but if significant atherosclerosis prescriptive medication superior treatment. ...Read more

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Can taking vit. B6 daily help whilettc and PMS . Also, how long do I have to take it to see a decrease in PMS symptoms?

Can taking vit. B6 daily help  whilettc and PMS . Also, how long do I have to take it to see a decrease in PMS symptoms?

Maybe: The evidence (bmj (1999), 318, 1375-81) that pyridoxine will prevent or lessen pms symptoms is based on minimal research. But vitamin b6 does appear to ameliorate pms symptoms. Dose should be no higher than 100 mg day. ...Read more

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What can I take to help menstrual cramps?

What can I take to help menstrual cramps?

IBUPROFEN; NAPROXEN: Otc (over-the counter) medications, such as Ibuprofen (advil, Motrin ib) or Naproxen sodium (aleve (naproxen) and others) are the best place to start and the most easily available. Ibuprofen is most effective when the starting dose is 2 tablets (400 mg). Do not exceed the packing maximium recommended dosages without consulting with your physician. See md if this does not help. ...Read more

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If you take Depakote can it help constipation?

If you take Depakote can it help constipation?

No: Constipation as actually a side effect reported in 1-5 % of patients on oral depakote. The incidence of diarrhea (0.9%) is only seen with the intravenous use of depakote( valproate sodium), and is not the best option for managing constipation. Try increasing water, friuts veggies in take and gradually introduce fiber in diet. If otc remedies are not helpful then see your doctor for evaluation/care. ...Read more

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How many days before my period do I need to start taking naproxen in order for it to help with a heavy flow? Starting OCPs for it, but want to try this until they start to help with the bleeding.

How many days before my period do I need to start taking naproxen in order for it to help with a heavy flow? Starting OCPs for it, but want to try this until they start to help with the bleeding.

Naproxen: doesn't really help with a heavy flow, just the pain. You can start when the pain starts, or just before but stop as soon as you don't need it anymore. You might find that taking evening primrose or borage oil for a few days before will help your own body to deal with the intensity of the cramps. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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