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What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

What causes constantly menustral cramping? What can I do to release the pain naturally w/o taking ibuprofen?

Healthy living: Make sure you eat healthy, regular exercise, adequate fluid intake at all times. Reducing intake of sugary foods prior to and during your menstrual period will help. Use a heating pad ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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I am taking 1200mg dapro once a day for shoulder pain. I have menstrul cramps can I also take advil (ibuprofen)?

I am taking 1200mg dapro once a day for shoulder pain. I have menstrul cramps can I also take advil (ibuprofen)?

No: Once you are one anti-inflammatory drug, it's best not to mix it with another in the same class. I'd try some tylenol (acetaminophen) instead. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Either one: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil are in the same class of medications. I would recommend trying either Advil 400mg or Aleve (naproxen) 440mg to see what works best for you and stick with it. ...Read more

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Why is Advil (ibuprofen) preferred over asprin for menstral cramps during period? Do they work the same for pain?

Probably: It seems to work better than Aspirin and is less likely to increase menstrual bleeding at the time of the period than asa is. ...Read more

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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?

How strange?: Abdominal pain

abnormal (high-pitched) breathing sounds

anxiety

chest discomfort or tightness

cough

diarrhea

difficulty breathing

difficulty swallowing

dizziness or light-headedness

hives, itchiness

nasal congestion

nausea or vomiting

palpitations

skin redness

slurred speech

swelling of the face, eyes, or tongue

unconsciousness

wheezing
these are signs of a severe reaction. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Menstrual migraines: You may have menstrual migraines. This is a specific type of Migraine associated with the hormonal changes before menses. Have your doctor evaluate you for this. Often it can be avoided by using continuous lo dose oral contraceptive pills ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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...

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

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Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What dose of gelophen (ibuprophen) can we take for menstrual cramps? Can I take 400 and another 400 after an hour?

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

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I'm allergic to ibuprofin, can I take midol for menstrual cramps?

Midol is Ibuprofen: Nope. They are the same drug or the same class of drug. ...Read more

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Does taking ibuprofen lengthen menstrual bleeding?

No: It shouldn't lengthen the duration of the period, but it may increase the amount of bleeding in the period. ...Read more

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I've taken midol and ibuprofen for menstrual cramps and nothing is helping?

See your doctor: If your menstrual cramping is not control over the counter Motrin I would recommend seeing your physician for other options. ...Read more

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Can taking ibuprofen inhibit menstrual period?

Can taking ibuprofen inhibit menstrual period?

Motrin: Yes, it can help control the inflammation caused in period by inhibiting prostaglandins which can increase pain per se. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take 800 mg of ibuprofen for menstrual cramps while on lexapro?

Can I take 800 mg of ibuprofen for menstrual cramps while on lexapro?

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

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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.

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 (Definition)

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


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