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Menstrual Cramp Relief Sprite
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
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
See your GYN.: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet). 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, chocolate, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. Take care. ...Read more
I am having excruciating menstrual cramping. What can I do? I have taken midol, several hot baths, and no relief. I'm only 20. Please help me
I have tried everything over-the-counter for relief of menstrual cramps. But nothing helps, should I go get something prescribed from my doctor?
Depends on variables: If this issue is to the point where you miss work or school and or cannot function, it may be time to act. The original research on oral contraceptives was done to find help for this problem. You may be able to work with an obgyn and find a way to reduce or eliminate this problem but it will take some time. ...Read more
Which pain killer is safe to use with chronic gastritis? Have been using Acetaminophen for Menstrual Cramps with no relief.
NSAIDs: You need a NSAID for dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). There are some combination products available now that include a NSAID such as ibuprofen with a medicine to protect your stomach. Discuss this with your doctor since a prescription is required. Hope this helps and your next period is better. ...Read more
Menstrual cramp relief works best if you start it the day before. However I have irregular periods so how will I know when to start the pain relief?
Start: Start with first sign of periods, it will also help. ...Read more
I'm 27 weeks pregnant and have had constant menstrual like cramping. I've tried rest and extra water intake with no relief. Should I go into the docs?
Yes!: Call your OB or go to the hospital, please. Right away! ...Read more
I have severe endometriosis and pelvic pain I'm having awful pre-menstrual cramps if I start birth control today will it stop my period/give me relief?
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
A/W Dr. Livingston: 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
Pelvic girdle laxity: One reason loose ligaments of pelvis. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods. ...Read more
Cramping: Menstrual cramping may be caused by quite a few conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, fibroids, primary dysmenorrhea or even an infection called endometritis. This space is too small to discuss it in detail. Have a thorough gynecologic check-up and ask questions about these conditions from your physician. You mar need an ultrasound or some other imaging studies done. ...Read more
Remedies: 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
Options: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through die)t with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain l. 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 disipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. ...Read more
Can be: It somewhat depends on where you're at in your cycle? If the cramping is prior to your period, then, yes, definitely. It's possible that you're more 'aware' of your cramps too, since you started to become sexually active. ...Read more
I have: No scientific explanation for that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Black: Could be anything or nothing to worry about. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more
Hi I had my menstrual two weeks ago and now I'm bleeding again and I have bad cramps? What does this mean
Intermenstrual bleed: It is not uncommon for women with normal menstrual cycles to have an episode of either bleeding between cycles, missed period, or heavier period than normal. These episodes are due to sudden hormonal changes, possibly due to recent illness, stress, weight changes, certain meds, living with other menstruating women, or pregnancy. If ur at risk for pregnancy get tested. If recurs, get evaluated. ...Read more
Why is my menstrual cramp so weird? 1 month it was so bad that I was literally flat in class and the next month the cramp is slight.
See doctor: It sounds as though yu are not ovulating every month. This can be regulated with fertility pills, provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days every cycle, or birth control pills, depending on your desire to get pregnant. When you don't ovulate the period might not happen or be very light only to become very heavy when you have a withdrawal bleed after ovulation. Your doctor can help adjust your cycle if you want that ...Read more
I have always had a regular flow during my menstrual cycles as well as cramps, but the past few months I have not had any cramps & really light flow?
Check out this link.: Take care! Http://www. Sheknows. Com/health-and-wellness/articles/816165/irregular-periods-what-your-body-s-trying-to-tell-you-1.Get a more detailed answer ›
After my lastperiod feel cramp bakach severe condition 4 15days thn start bleding six day before of my menstrual dat Till now my cond notgd what's it?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
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 heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more
Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. What facilitates this involves the production of very powerful chemicals by the body known as prostaglandins. These produce very strong contractions of the uterus which in some women can be as painful as labor. This also explains menstrual diarrhea. ...Read more