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Doctor insights on: Relief For Severe Menstrual Cramps

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Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Yes: Its probably not the best drug for menstrual cramping because it is an opiate, but it can help with pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

I have severe menstrual cramps, OTC meds offer no relief?

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

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Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

Pain relievers no longer working for my menstrual cramps?

See doctor: See your doctor and discuss this. There are many reasons including tolerance and disease progression. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for severe menstrual cramps?

Cramps: 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

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What helps for a heavy menstrual flow and severe cramping?

What helps for a heavy menstrual flow and severe cramping?

Doctor can evaluate: For mild to moderate menstrual cramps, women can try tylenol, (acetaminophen) midol, pamprin, advil, motrin, or Aleve (all are otc). Ponstel is by prescription from the doctor. The doctor also can evaluate why there is heavy flow. To treat heavy flow, some women use birth control pills (ocp's) or other therapies. ...Read more

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What to do for severe ovulation pains, debilitating period pains, back pain and cramping after period is over?

What to do for severe ovulation pains, debilitating period pains, back pain and cramping after period is over?

Pelvic pain: You need to see a doctor for sure with these complaints, to get a meaningful answer. Endometriosis would be one possibility that's high on the list. ...Read more

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How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

How to cure severe menstrual cycle abdominal pain?

Hormonal evaluation: First, start 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x daily or 800mg Motrin 3 x daily 2 days prior to onset of menses and take till finished bleeding as you proceed to your next step: go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate your hormones and get them balanced to resolve your discomfort! ...Read more

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What homemade relief for severe stomach pain?

Have pain evaluated: Severe GI pain needs a medical evaluation and not home remedies. ...Read more

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What causes severe menstral cramps a week prior to menstration?

What causes severe menstral cramps a week prior to menstration?

May be PMS.: Pms symptoms can include pelvic/ abdominal cramping, nausea, bloating, weight gain, moodiness, irritability, pain & swelling of breasts, feeling tired, insomnia, headaches, ^ acne, food cravings, ^ appetite, swelling of hands & feet, dizziness, thinking less clearly, urinary sxs & exacerbations of chronic conditions. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for debilitating period with very heavy flow, severe cramps and back pain, migraines and fatigue?

Confer with Dr.: Non-steroidal medications like ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac can be quite effective in treating your symptoms. However, there is a risk that your crohn's might be reactivated or worsened. You really need to have a dr. Weigh the risks and benefits of that decision. You may also be experiencing other concurrent abdominal problems that are complicating your symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

I am experiencing  excessive menstrual cramps, painful menstrual bleeding, nausea (severity: moderate) , fatigue, back pain (severity: severe) (sid...

Painful 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Various birth control methods can be used to shorten or lighten the periods. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) severe congestion and pain relief, can I take for pregnancy?

Do you mean.....: Can you take during pregnancy ? If this is your question, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Heavy vaginal discharge for months. I have severe abdominal or stomach pain. Can i take painkiller for this?

Pid, infection : I suggest you see your doctor immediately. It sounds like you may have an infection or other conditions that will need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Solution for relief from leg cramp in men?

Solution for relief from leg cramp in men?

Leg cramp: Although the information provided is brief , cramping frequently is related to hydration. However , because it could be something more serious or something you can't care for yourself , your best course of action is to see your family doctor for an evaluation . ...Read more

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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

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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more