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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

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...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 can I avoid menstrual cramps?

How can I avoid menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like Black Cohosh with your dr. Sipping Chamomile & Green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. NSAID’s, warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get GYN eval – check Magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology. ...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 I help reduce period cramps or even stop them altogether?

How do I help reduce period cramps or even stop them altogether?

Common problem: These are related to the bodies production of chemicals called prostaglandins which trigger irritation. Ibuprofen and naproxen are over the counter meds that target the prostaglandins.They have been used for decades for menstrual symptoms.They can be effective when started the day before and continued until the end of flow. ...Read more

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How can you stop menstrual cramps without pain killer?

How can you stop menstrual cramps without pain killer?

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

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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 should I do to stop menstrual cramps?

Tips: 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. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...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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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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What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

What can I do to stop prolonged menstrual bleeding?

If you have been: Bleeding more than a week - contact you gynecologist to evaluate. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to deal with bad PMS symptoms before periods?

Any tips on how to deal with bad PMS symptoms before periods?

Some tips.: Hello. You can talk with your physician about options like omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium supplementation. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to stop period pain and heavy flow?

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

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Cramps after sex. Please help? How to prevent this?

Cramps after sex. Please help? How to prevent this?

Couple things: Pregnancy can cause this, but so can a few non pregnancy related things like endometriosis, adenomyosis and fibroids. In addtion cervical infections can also result in cramping after sex. Until you see your gyn provider for an evaluation consider taking motrin/ibuprofen 30 minutes before sex. Also, semen prostaglandins may cause cramps, so try having partner pull out or condom. ...Read more

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What should one do to lessen or stop period cramps?

Menstrual 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

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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