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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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