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What natural methods can I use to relieve menstrual cramping?

What natural methods can I use to relieve menstrual cramping?

Options: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also help to >>. ...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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What are some good things I can do to relieve my menstrual cramp pain?

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

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Can you please recommend some effective menstrual cramp relief remedies that really work?

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

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How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps? .

How do I relieve bad menstrual cramps? .

NSAIDs: Over the counter medicines called nsaids, like Ibuprofen (brand name - Motrin or advil) or naprosyn (brand name aleve) are very effective. If cramps are still interfering with your daily activities, you may want to consider birth control pills or a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. If you are still not getting relief, then you should have an us to make sure you don't have fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis. ...Read more

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How can I relieve painful menstrual cramps?

Options: Some of the more common treatments include: ibuprofen, a prescription pain medication called ponstel, (mefenamic acid) and oral contraceptive pills are really good at helping to decrease menstrual cramps.
A heating pad can be helpful, too. ...Read more

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What can you do to relieve menstrual cramps?

What can you do to relieve menstrual cramps?

Natural remedies: If you desire non-medication 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 help to dissipate pain. A small amount of essential oil massaged onto the abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve menstrual cramps?

What should I do to relieve 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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How can one naturally relieve menstrual cramps?

How can one naturally relieve menstrual cramps?

Many options: There are many natural therapies for menstrual cramps. Try magnesium taurate, glycinate or malate 400-800 mg/day and/or hot baths with epsom salts. Herbs like cramp bark and chamomile help. Topical clary sage essential oil and castor oil compresses often help. Homeopathy and acupuncture can help. Prevent cramps with an anti--inflammatory diet rich in Omega 3 oils. See
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What should I do to relieve very bad menstrual cramps?

Please see your: Gyn for an evaluation to make sure nothing strange is going on, if you have no contraindications you can use otc Motrin until you can see your gyn. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods help relieve menstrual cramps?

See below: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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I would like guidance to how do I relieve menstrual cramps?

I would like guidance to how do I relieve menstrual cramps?

Ibuprofen: You can use heating pad, Ibuprofen or other similar medication. If you take ibuprofen, you should start at the very onset of your period and take it regularly for the first 2-3 days. Being on birth control pills also reduce menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can relieve really bad menstrual cramps?

Menstrual Cramps: 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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What is the best way to relieve menstrual cramps? Medicine does not really help me.

Cramp options: If your have indeed tried optimal doses of different medicines, then the next option are external things like increasing exercise, warm packs on abdomen, meditation combined with medication. If still no relief, could look into hormonal therapy with oral contraceptive pills to decrease associated menstrual symptoms. But first would make sure you've exhausted "all the medicines" as you stated. ...Read more

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I have tried all sorts of methods to relieve menstrual cramps but it still doesn't work. What should I do?

Hormonal methods.: Some possible options to talk to your doctor about....Birth control pills, depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. ...Read more

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I have very bad menstrual cramps and would like to know the quickest way to relive from pain so I may use in the future?

Birth control pills: Birth control pills are usually the best way we know to prevent bad menstrual cramps. However, they won't treat cramps that are there at present. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are usually best to treat cramps that you're having. ...Read more

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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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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 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

Menstrual cramps: If you have not already taken ibuprofen, do so as soon as possible. Use 800 mg (4 of the over-the-counter tablets) 3 times a day. ...Read more

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Can methocarbamol be used to relieve menstrual cramps?

Muscle Relaxers: You know you would think that muscle relaxers would work well for uterine cramps but in my experience they just don't do very much. I have had much better success with the NSAID's because they block prostaglandin which actually cause the cramping in the uterus. The one that my patients seem to have the most help with is naproxyn which is found in over the counter Aleve, (naproxen) 2 tablets twice a day. ...Read more

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Is there any natural therapy to relieve menstrual cramps?

Yes, there is: Check out these websites. I's go with ginger.
https://www. Google. Com/? gws_rd=ssl#q=herbal+remedies+for+menstrual+cramps ...Read more

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Is there a better way to relieve pain fron menstrual cramps other than with midol?

Menstrual 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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I get terrible menstrual cramps, and I was wondering what would be the best way to relieve them while in school, as I can't miss any more days.

Ibuprofen: The best place to start for severe menstrual cramps in over the counter ibuprofen. If this does not relieve your symptoms you should see a doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to simultaneously take 2 OTC NSAIDS if the max dose of one doesn't relieve menstrual cramps? If so, which two are best?

Yes: If you try one 220 mg naproxen and it doesn't help, then you can try two of these, for a total of 440 mg. This is almost equivalent to the prescription dose. Watch out for stomachache! Hope you are feeling better! ...Read more

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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

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Is it harmful to take multiple OTC NSAIDS in the same day, if the maximum dose of one does not relieve the pain of migraines and menstrual cramps?

Is it harmful to take multiple OTC NSAIDS in the same day, if the maximum dose of one does not relieve the pain of migraines and menstrual cramps?

Need to look for: Cause as taking too many OTC NSAIDS can affect your kidneys. So, you don't want to have gastritis, and also possible kidney problems to take the pain of your migraines away. Look for possible dietary triggers, stress, and other factors that bring it on. Have your PCP work with a neurologist to get it under control. Stop gluten, processed foods, sugars, sodas too. Eat organics, hydrate, de-stress. ...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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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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