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How To Overcome Menstrual Pain
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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
Deal with the stress: If you have stomach pain and it is related to stress, it would be important to address the underlying cause. If you haven't seen your physician of these symptoms would start there. A second step would be psychological assessment where treatment options can be explored. Good luck. ...Read more
Hormonal evaluation: First, start 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x daily or 800mg Motrin 3 x daily 2 days prior to onset of menses and take till finished bleeding as you proceed to your next step: go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate your hormones and get them balanced to resolve your discomfort! ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask!: Managing pain is something your doctor and the nurses on l&d will be happy to help with. We can treat with IV pain medicines, epidural, and labor coaching. Special conditions (such as prior back surgery or reactions to meds) and concerns are best discussed with your doctor in advance. Special classes, such as bradley or hypnobirth, may be helpful for those desiring to go without medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several approaches: If by "nerves", you mean anxiety, this can be addressed by cognitive-behavioral and biofeedback approaches. If this is structural due to spinal cord issues, a urologist can be very effective. As you may well know, a number of medications do exist and can be tried even when the picture looks bleak. ...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
Menstrual cramps: Try 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
Two ways: Exercise can give you natural pain relief. When we exercise, we make endorphins which act like "natural morphine." endorphins make us feel good. Also exercise helps us get rid of prostaglandins, the chemicals which causes uterus cramping. So getting up and getting moving 30-60 minutes every day is good for lots of reasons. Relieving period cramps is one of them. [more info in comments]. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See gyn for eval: For pain: 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
Menstrual pain: You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco. You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kw94lmx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Buscopan: No, not if she only took it one time ...Read more
How can a girl reduce or treat menstrual pain? By drugs or physically?Which way is better and more effective and safer?
Acupuncture: Acupuncture is the most effective way to eliminate the menstrual cramps. Stop dairy. Stop gluten. One ca also take ibuprofen, can also try evening pimrose oil daily for 3 months...An herb call vitex or one called cramp bark can also reduce menstrual pain. Exercise does help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im nearly 37 & want to come off the pill to start a family but worried about the extreme menstrual pain i suffered before. Is there anything i can do?
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
NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes most likely: Now you know your own body so if something does not feel right see your doctor. But yes your described symptoms are not unusual for onset of period ...Read more
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
Try OTC Motrin: U can take 600 mg every 8 hours if it is too bad then go to an urgent visit center to be evaluated and once they evaluate u then they can prescribe something better, and u will need to followup with your gyn when u get back home. ...Read more
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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