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Is There Anything I Can Do To Ease Stomach Cramps
Having stomach trouble from anti-inflammatory (arthrotec) for arthritis. Is there anything I can do to ease my stomach cramps and gas?
NSAIDs with food: All NSAID anti-inflammatory meds (such as advil (ibuprofen) & motrin) can cause stomach irritation. Using smallest effective dose, and taking with food can help. Taking with another "antacid" can also help - arthotec is already a combination rx. You may wish to try another nsiad. There are also other medications for arthritis still hurting if nsaids fail. Lastly, consider non-traditinoal tx eg: acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food poisoning: You may have eaten something that has caused food poisoning. Under cooked chicken, lettuce from a salad bar, or poorly prepaed green beans. Often it is caused by a virus that causes an infection in your stomach. If you are vomiting alot and /or have diarrhea, you may need to see a doctor to be evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: This is difficult to answer because stomach cramps can represent pain from any internal abdominal organ, not just the stomach. If you have fever, tenderness to the touch, vomiting, or severe constipation call a doctor. Otherwise, low tech remedies include light exercise, heat, massage, stretching, and breathing. Otc aspirin+caffeine if menses related, otherwise simethicone, peptobismol or laxative. ...Read more
So many causes: Impossible to give an answer without more info: age, other medical issues, current medications, travel, etc. However red flags are weight loss, night time symptoms, blood in stool or vomit, fevers, severe pain that lasts for more then 1 hour. See a md to get this evaluated; it could be nothing or something more serious. ...Read more
Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. 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 >>>. ...Read more
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