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How To Get Rid Of Menstrual Cramps Without Medicine
Some herbs can help: But you should have an exam and ultrasound and possible blood work to make sure you do not have certain gyn conditions that may require meds or surgery. There are many meds that can help now and it is better to take a med for a few days than to suffer. There is a newer med called Lysteda that slows down bleeding so that usually decreases cramps and many older meds that will help with cramps. ...Read more
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
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
Magnesium,homeopathy: I agree with Dr. Robinson's excellent advice. See http://wellnessmama.com/7199/pms-cramps-remedies/ for more on supplements, herbs and diet changes. Magnesium, esp. as taurate or glycinate often helps. Also consider homeopathy- ideally see a homeopath but you could try on your own: http://treatment.hpathy.com/homeo-medicine/homeopathy-menstrual-cramps/ Acupuncture/Chinese herbs can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Other than taking something, heat pad, and dark chocolate, what are some ways to get rid of menstrual cramps?
Menstrual cramps: Menstrual cramps are due to the release of prostaglandins from the uterus at the time of bleeding. The most effective way to treat this is with an antiprostaglandin medication such asa, Aleve (naproxen) etc. This class of drugs decrease prostaglandin production and thus decrease the pain associated with menses. ...Read more
Possibly: Any pill can help prevent menstral cramps. Hopefully it will for you. ...Read more
Gyn eval: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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