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Menstrual Relief Medication
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
NSAIDS: Various forms of Ibuprofen or nonsteroidal antiinflammatories are good first line medication. Some women need to be on birth control pills to control the pain. You should see a gynecologist. You may need a special ultrasound called a sonohysterogram to see if you have polyps or fibroids causing your pain. ...Read more
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
Please what are safe medications for menstrual pains. I heard NSAIDS like felvin aren't so good, how true is this? Thanks for kind response.
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
Several: There are several options to treat painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Typically, start with nsaids (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Motrin and naproxen. If those don't work, can try lysteda. It is a newer medication used for 5 days during your cycle. If those do not work, often using birth control to make periods shorter and lighter will treat the pain. ...Read more
I continued to have menstrual bleeding while on medical therapy. Does this mean that the medication was not working?
Depends: I van not answer because I do not know what you were taking and the reason why. ...Read more
I get menstrual migraines & am in a rural area. Have seen 3 docs who don't know what to do with me anymore. They are angry when a medication/treatment isn't effective. I get upset too, I don't want to be in this much pain but I'm out of options help!
Can be treated: Catmenial (menstrual) migraines are not uncommon, with approaches than can be slightly different than that used for other types of migraine headaches. Since you are in NM, suggest your doctors utilize the teleHealth linkup of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine to discuss your case. Http://hsc. Unm. Edu/health/patient-care/telehealth. Html ...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
Although I am not: Familiar with this particular product, in general this type of medication should not interfere with the efficacy of your oral contraceptives. ...Read more
I finished my chlamedyia medication and it's time for my menstrual cycle to start, but I have brown discharge. Is this normal?
R/O INFECTION: You need to be reexamined have vaginal cultures and UAC&S to confirm DX and establish treatment ...Read more
Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl
Not necessary: It's not required that you take hormones for menopause, but it's the way to minimize the accelerated aging symptoms associated with loss of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. There are several supplements that can ease symptoms as well, though the supplements don't address the physical changes which are delayed by hrt. ...Read more
Hi doc, I am 36 years old and have a son of 8years and want to have another child. My menstrual cycle is normal do I need medication to conceive?
Probably not: It sounds like you are in good health and are still far away from menopause. After age 35 genetic counseling is recommended because there is a higher risk for certain diseases in the baby. Generally you wouldn't start with fertility medication until after one year of trying to get pregnant. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. Best wishes and good luck! ...Read more
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
Can I get prescribed medication for severe menstrual cramps if I don't want birth control? If so, what are some safe meds?
Yes: Birth control pills (containing hormones) can be used to help other conditions besides birth control. The pills can help women with acne, frequent periods, heavy periods, etc... If one just wants non-hormonal medication for menstrual cramps, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor can help, after an evaluation to be sure nothing unusual is happening in the body. ...Read more
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
Burning vagina when I pee and I'm on my menstrual still burning sensation even when I'm not peeing need relief?
At your tender age you may have infection? Irritation in vagina? Please see a gynecologist, if you don't have one or can't afford one douche with 1/2 teaspoon solution of 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder in cup of warm water twice a day for 2-3 days, see if that helps. It usually does
Best of luck ...Read more
Currently taking metformin for pcos. Since I started the medication my periods have been normal. I am now 3 days late on menstrual, ?
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