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What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?
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
I am taking 1200mg dapro once a day for shoulder pain. I have menstrul cramps can I also take advil (ibuprofen)?
I have really severe menstral cramps. I have to take 5 Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gels to get some relief. Is there anything you can recommend?
Premedicate: Begin taking Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) twice a day 5 days before your next period should come. Continue taking the medication regularly throughout the first 3 days of your period. You should also have an OB/GYN evaluate the cause of these severe cramps to see if a hormonal therapy would be beneficial. ...Read more
Hi. I am a college golfer. I am just curious. For menstral cramps what is better Alieve or Advil (ibuprofen). I want something to work fast for when I golf.
I just took (2) two 325mg tablets of Aspirin for menstral cramps and I want to know when will it be safe to take Naproxen or Ibuprofen?
Not for a day: Will it be safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
My girlfriend has really bad mestrual cramps. She just took 3 200mg ibuprofen but the pain isn't going away. Can she take a 500mg dosis of naproxen?
Why is Advil (ibuprofen) preferred over asprin for menstral cramps during period? Do they work the same for pain?
A friend has recently been prescribed 800mg of motrin for back pain and severe menstrual pains. Her body is reacting strange. Should I be worried?
abnormal (high-pitched) breathing sounds
chest discomfort or tightness
dizziness or light-headedness
nausea or vomiting
swelling of the face, eyes, or tongue
these are signs of a severe reaction. ...Read more
I took two Midols for menstrual cramps and it's been a hour and a half and I still have cramps, could I take an Advil any time soon?
Midol/Advil dosing: There are different formulations of Midol that either have acetamenophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen in them. Please take a look at the active ingredients to see which main pain reliever it contains. If Ibuprofen, it usually contains 200mg per gel cap. You probably have taken 400mg and could take another 2 Advil of 200mg ibuprofen apiece, if you have no history of liver disease, Also try applying heat ...Read more
Every month a week before I start my menstrual I get bad migraines. I take Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Neither one works. What can I do to help.
I get bad menstrual migraines. Nothing helps. A friend get relief from 2 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken together. Is this safe?
Should be safe: Yes, this is safe, as long as you do not use it often. If you use this three days in a row and not at all otherwise, this should be safe. Exceptions would be for people with kidney or liver disease, or for people who take other medications. ...Read more
Any reason or explanation for abnormally bad menstrual cramps. 800 mg of motrin not helping at all. Day 2?
Multiple reasons: Painful menstrual cramping can be a sign of many different things like infection, an anatomic problems like fibroids, or possibly endometriosis. It could just be a normal but accentuated response of uterine wall muscle to the inflammatory chemicals of menses. See your gynecologist to be evaluated properly. ...Read more
What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.
Agree w Dr. Lewis: 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
I get terrible menstrual cramps, which do not go away with advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, midal, or a heating pad. What should I do to relieve my pain?
Try OCPs: Start taking oral contraceptive pills not for birth control, but for period control. You may have better luck with prescription anaprox (naproxen) ds. Another option would be to start Depo Provera injections every 3 months - most women stop having periods altogether. In your case, if you are not having periods, you will not be having severe menstrual pain. ...Read more
I have bad menstrual cramps and IC pain. I can't take Motrin or Tramadol. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Don't like Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine. What else can I try?
Menses IC: There are several short and long term treatments for IC, some require an in office procedure to instill these in your bladder, another is in a pill form, all require an evaluation from a specialist, either an OB/GYN or Urologist. Oral contraceptives can reduce menstrual cramping to minimal levels, and there are new procedures that can be performed to reduce menstrual cramping by up to 70%. ...Read more
I just took two Advil for menstrual cramps, and I need to take ceftin (cefuroxime) for my sinus infection. Can i?
I have a red/bloodshot eye (R Eye only). I landed 2 hrs ago after a 5 hour plane ride. I'm taking Advil (less than daily max) for menstrual cramps...
Red eye: T? his could represent the effect of a dry eye with low humidity in the airplane environment affecting one ye more noticeable than the other, or it could be the effect of a conjunctivitis, if there is crusting or a discharge. An ophthalmologist can provide you with an answer and appropriate therapy. ...Read more
I take prescription 800 mg Ibuprofens for menstrual cramps, and the bottle says to take one every eight hours, but I need it every 6.5-7 hours. Is tha?
Don't do it...: Don't exceed 1 pill every 8 hours. Higher doses can damage your stomach and intestines. Best wishes! ...Read more
They are similar: It is preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a kidney stone and menstral cramps. I am in horrible pain. Can I take 800mg of ibuprofen and 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) together?
No: If the pain is so bad, you may wish to visit emergency room of a hospital. Take only one of the medications you mentioned, not both, and if that does not help, it would be prudent to seek medical care. ...Read more
What dose of gelophen (ibuprophen) can we take for menstrual cramps? Can I take 400 and another 400 after an hour?
Watch it: The maximum prescription dose is 600 mg every 6-8 hours. If you are using it at higher doses you are potentially irritating your kidneys (where it is processed) and bay have problems in the long term. Naproxen sodium is also used for the same indication and may be available to you there. ...Read more
Midol is Ibuprofen: Nope. They are the same drug or the same class of drug. ...Read more
No: It shouldn't lengthen the duration of the period, but it may increase the amount of bleeding in the period. ...Read more
Which is better for dissmenorhea, diclofenac or ibuprofen? I use to take diclofenac im injection but always read that ibuprofen reduce menstrual pain
Both are good: Both of these medications are anti-inflammatory medications that work block the chemicals in your body that cause pain (prostaglandins). Different people respond differently to different ones. Some are prescription controlled and some are not. Ibuprofen is generally great but you have to take enough of i'd and don't wait until you are already in a lot of pain to start. ...Read more
Ibuprofen/Lexapro: There is no contraindication from taking both together, given that you do no have other medical concerns (gastric ulcer, etc). If your cramps are debilitating, you might consider asking your gyn provider about low dose oral bc, which can control the hormonal components of your menstrual cycle, and significantly diminish cramping. ...Read more
I take 5mg of oxycodone up to 3 times a day. Can I take ibuprofen for menstrual cramps while also taking the oxycodone? I only have 1 kidney.
Ask your doctor: You need to use caution taking any anti-inflammatory with only one kidney. Your doctor would have to make sure that your kidney function is normal. Please talk to your doctor about whether or not it is safe for you to take this type of medication and at what dose. ...Read more
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