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What can I do to relieve period cramps?

What can I do to relieve period 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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How do exercises help relieve cramps due to menstruation?

How do exercises help relieve cramps due to menstruation?

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 more

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How can one naturally relieve menstrual cramps?

How can one naturally relieve menstrual cramps?

Many options: There are many natural therapies for menstrual cramps. Try magnesium taurate, glycinate or malate 400-800 mg/day and/or hot baths with epsom salts. Herbs like cramp bark and chamomile help. Topical clary sage essential oil and castor oil compresses often help. Homeopathy and acupuncture can help. Prevent cramps with an anti--inflammatory diet rich in Omega 3 oils. See http://tinyurl.com/hqyzpzc ...Read more

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How can I stop extreme period cramping?

How can I stop extreme period cramping?

medication: If you are experiencing pain with cycle, you can try Motrin starting 2 days prior to your menses and through your cycle. If this does not work, you can ask for stronger NSAID like Naproxen or try birth control pills. ...Read more

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How do you naturally relieve pain from cramps due to monthly periods?

Cramps: Aerobic exercise and a calcium/ magnesium supplement can help relieve cramps. Of course, an anti- inflammatory such as Ibuprofen taken before the onset of severe cramping can sidetrack them before they begin. ...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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What can I do to help ease period cramps?

What can I do to help ease period cramps?

Options: 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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How to treat period cramps?

Period cramps: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pain w 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 do you relieve muscle cramps after exercising?

How do you relieve muscle cramps after exercising?

Appropriate cooldown: Always cool down after working out. Don't sit; walk around and keep your muscles moving as they cool off. Stretch thoroughly, slowly, and gently. After you have cooled down, you can use cold heat rubs, massages, and hot tubs to try to minimize soreness and cramping. ...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 to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

How to alleviate diarrhea cramps.

Take hyosciamine: Take hyosciamine, reduce solid food intake, drink plenty of fluids - pedialyte or gatoraid. ...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 treat period cramps?

Period 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 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 relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

How can I relieve diarrhea during pregnancy?

Bland diet: Go on a bland diet. Avoid greasy and fried foods. Stay away from milk andmilk products. Avoid juices and you should improve in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How can I possible treat period cramps without pills?

Cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium through diet with your doctor’s approval. 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 you relieve bloating during period?

How can you relieve bloating during period?

Consider this:: Bloating prior to or during your period is often due to fluid retention & slower digestion (constipation). To decrease bloating avoid salt intake (including prepackaged foods), increase water intake (to flush the body & reduce constipation), consider magnesium or calcium supplements (with your physician’s approval) or otc medications that include a diuretic such as midol. ...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 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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What can I do to relieve period 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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What natural methods can I use to relieve period cramps?

Cramp relief: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of a >>. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to medicine that can relieve period cramps?

What are some alternatives to medicine that can relieve period cramps?

Homeopathic options: Less hard science on this, but some things that have been looked at, found to help: chasteberry, magnesium supplementation (250mg twice a day), natural Progesterone cream, dong quai (300-500mg twice a day), calcium supplementation (1200mg twice a day), cimicifuga (actaea racemosa); and chamomilla. ...Read more

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I'm having constant cramping with no relief of using the restroom. It feels like period cramps but i just stopped three days ago.

Urinary Tract Infect: Are you referring to the cramping being unrelieved with urination? Do you have burning with urination or frequency or urgency? Most likely you are developing a urinary tract infection and experiencing bladder spasms. You should visit your physician to have you urine evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What do I do to get relief from my period cramps?

What do I do to get relief from my period cramps?

Sx relief: 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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Is it possible to ovulate on the pill? Or can you have PMS cramps 2 weeks before your period? Cramps are relieved with OTC pain meds.

Is it possible to ovulate on the pill? Or can you have PMS cramps 2 weeks before your period? Cramps are relieved with OTC pain meds.

Should not: One should not ovulate on the pill. It works by preventing ovulation. If you miss pills then yes one can ovulate and get pregnant. Cramps can be caused by many things other than uterus. Bladder and bowel are common causes. ...Read more

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Terrible period cramps, help?

Terrible period cramps, help?

Menstral cramps: I have found that the best medication to control terrible menstral cramps are the class of drugs known as the antiprostaglanding durgs. The best of the class I have found is anaprox (naproxen) ds which requires an rs, but you can get almost the same relief with aleve 250mg 3 pills twice/day which is over the counter. ...Read more

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Do pickles help period cramps?

Actually it is: Recommended that you avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt during premenstrual time and period. ...Read more

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How can I treat period cramps?

Period 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 could I ease period cramps?

Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise all year round is the first step. Avoid sugar laden foods. Over the counter NSAIDS if not allergic to them and have no contraindication, are useful when used as directed by your physician. If no relief, your physician may prescribe oral contraceptive pills ...Read more

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How could i help period cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try 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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What can help with period cramps?

What can help with period cramps?

Gynecologist: You have no doubt already tried some remedies. Gynecologist is best person to help you. ...Read more

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Solutions to intense period cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: Start Naproxen 1-2 days prior to period as well as during period. take it twice a day. Follow with your OB/GYN . ...Read more

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How to remove massive period cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: 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 heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat period cramps?

Period cramps: 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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Tell me what to do for period 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 should I do about period cramps?

Options: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan 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 dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat period cramps?

Period cramps: 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