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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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Any reason or explanation for abnormally bad menstrual cramps. 800 mg of motrin not helping at all. Day 2?

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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Bad pms cramps/ ache in pelvic area that doesn't go away. Have to take Motrin for it to even improve a little. Normal? Anything else I can do?

Bad pms cramps/ ache in pelvic area that doesn't go away. Have to take Motrin for it to even improve a little. Normal? Anything else I can do?

Herb: 20's females with severe PMS might take note that many women with the same disorder have reported marked benefits from Cannabis. It is possible to reduce psychotropic effects by using preparations, teas & tinctures, wherein the natural THC, an acid molecule, is not decarboxylated; which occurs at around 220 degrees inside smoked or baked Cannabis medicinals. ...Read more

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If I took a motrin for my cramps and muscle aches could i still take diphenhydramine hci to sleep?

Yes: Yes, you can. The two medications are even combined in some over the counter preparations. ...Read more

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Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but i do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can i still have endometriosi?

Period cramps are not bad I just take motrin and feel fine but i do have pain with penetration for about a min and pcos. Can i still have endometriosi?

It is unlikely!: Pain on penetration may be related to other factors, like: lack of adequate arousal and/or lubrication. You have to work on this issue together with him! You may have endometriosis, but this has to be evaluated differently!! ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Can I take Zofran, (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Am having horrible period cramps and feel like puking, I took 600mg Motrin, is not helping. Also on Prilosec.

Rub A Dub Dub: Yes, you can. Have you also tried soaking in a hot bath? Also try this: lie on your back on the floor next to a couch and place your legs on the seat of the couch (sort of like sitting on a chair but you're in a different position).Lie still and gently rub your lower stomach area, or have someone else do it.Try that after the bath, while your whole body is still warm. Cover yourself to retain heat ...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 think i may have just miscarried. How do you verify this? I am on birth control and was not aware of or expecting to be pregnant. I have been having unusually strong cramps tonight that are not being helped much with motrin. I went to urinate and a larg

I think i may have just miscarried. How do you verify this? I am on birth control and was not aware of or expecting to be pregnant. I have been having unusually strong cramps tonight that are not being helped much with motrin. I went to urinate and a larg

Unfortunately : Unfortunately I am answering this 7 days after you asked. You can have the tissue sent to pathology to look for chorionic villi. This period may have had overgrowth of the endometrium which came out in a sort of "cast"/ all at once. This would explain the excessive cramping. In the future, a miscarriage could potentially be confirmed with a pregnancy test. Even after a miscarriage the pregnancy hormone (HCG) doesn't drop immediately. ...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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My doctor said I'm not supposed to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin because of my recent IBS like symptoms. I'm having horrible period cramps. What can I take?

Ibs and cramps: irritable bowel is usually treated with high fiber diet and lots of liquids. Not sure why your doctor said no to tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin unless he gave you some other med for pain which might interact with the OTC pain meds. I would have to disagree with your doctor on that one and advise you to take an anti inflammatory drug like Motrin (but always with food to prevent an ulcer or upset stomach) ...Read more

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Ways to treat pain from small cysts in ovaries? Pain in back & stomach cramps was in hospital two days ago, prescribed Motrin and referred to gyno

Reasonable plan: Motrin and Gyn referral is certainly reasonable to that the cysts can be assessed. Small cysts typically do not cause much pain. Large cysts can. Your gynecologist may or may not agree with the hospitals assessment regarding the cause of pain after a complete and thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe mensteaul cramps can barely standup straightX2Days Tried Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin Naproxen and heat & hot bath 0 relief help not sure what else do do?

Severe mensteaul cramps can barely standup straightX2Days
Tried Tylenol (acetaminophen) Motrin Naproxen and heat & hot bath 0 relief 
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Options: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more

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Can i take 800mg ibuprofen for mentral cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Usual dose of Ibuprofen for that condition is 400 mg every 4-6 hours (max 2400 mg/day). Higher doses increase risk of stomach irritation or bleeding. Take NSAID with meal to lessen stomach effects. Heating pad to abdomen may help reduce cramping. Gyn may offer other meds for relief. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cramps (extreme without ibuprofen) for over a month? What should I do?

Is it normal to have cramps (extreme without ibuprofen) for over a month? What should I do?

No it is not normal: No it is not normal to have cramps for a month.If you are having cramps for a month you need to see your family doctor or gynecologist to find out the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have terrible cramps and can't sleep. Can i take more ibuprofen?

Don't exceed dosage: Without a doctor's advice, 400 mg/dose & 1200 mg/day is the max to use. But, a physician may increase it some based on an individual's response and tolerance. Don't do it on your own since there are serious possible consequences. Try to find non-drug comfort & exercises till you see a doc. Here's a link: http://ballroomdarling.Hubpages.Com/hub/5-ways-to-relieve-menstrual-cramps-without-medicine. ...Read more

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Took 800mg of ibuprofen about 5 hours ago for cramps, and I'm already in a lot of pain again. Why is it wearing off so quickly? What gives?

Took 800mg of ibuprofen about 5 hours ago for cramps, and I'm already in a lot of pain again. Why is it wearing off so quickly? What gives?

Yes: The half life of Ibuprofen is about 2 hours. Hence at lower dose can be taking every 4 hours with attention to its adverse effects. Total dose should not exceed 3200 mg. At 400mg can be taking every 4 hours as needed ...Read more

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