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Unbearable Menstrual Cramps
20 yr old f: suddenly hot and dizzy. Walking to office, i was breathing heavy, cold sweat and nearly blacked out, then unbearable menstrual cramps.
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
Unbearable menstrual cramps, pounding headache and tender breasts for last few months. My last obgyn check is perfectly normal. Please help me.
PMS: Symptoms you are refering are those of pms or premenstrual syndrome vs pmdd a more severe form of pms. There are multiple therapies for pms including oral contracetives and others. Discuss this with your obgyn , this is very common for your age group. He/she will rule out other medical conditions as well causing similar symptoms. ...Read more
For three months now, a few days after my period ends I get unbearable cramps, exactly like menstrual cramps, which last the whole month...any ideas?
I am having very severe menstrual cramps right now. The pain is unbearable. Should I go to ER? Is something wrong?
Unbearable?: When you use a word such as unbearable, then it certainly seems that an immediate evaluation is in order to ensure that everything is okay and that menstrual cramps is indeed the cause and not something else. They can determine that in the ER. In the future, with menstrual cramps, an NSAID such as ibuprofen is a good choice for pain management. As well as drinking adequate water and moving... ...Read more
I am 21. My menstrual cramps have become nearly unbearable over the last two years. Should i be concerned about cancer, infections, etc?
Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. 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, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dysmenorrhea: Try 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
Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. What facilitates this involves the production of very powerful chemicals by the body known as prostaglandins. These produce very strong contractions of the uterus which in some women can be as painful as labor. This also explains menstrual diarrhea. ...Read more
Menstrual 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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