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What should I do for severe menstrual cramps?

What should I do for severe menstrual cramps?

There are many good : Meds for this nsaids work well , u need a workup by your gyn to r/o endometriosis , fibroids and other possible causes and then your gyn can prescibe a med atht will work well or meds to make u not get a period, at your age if nothing strange is going on I do endometrial ablations in offcie to stop the period which will stop the cramps , safe , easy takes 8 minutes miss 1/2 day of work , no cuttin. ...Read more

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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 can I do to reduce severe menstrual cramps?

Some options- See Dr: 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 bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What should I do to alleviate severe menstral cramping?

What should I do to alleviate severe menstral cramping?

Eval: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. 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 >>. ...Read more

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What can I do for sever leg cramps?

What can I do for sever leg cramps?

Try these things: Cramping in leg muscles come on with tired, irritated muscles, often after long days work on legs, heavy exercise. It can come one when potassium, calcium, magnesium abnormalities are present, common with taking of diuretics, and venous disease is also a cause. Try stretching exercises, ice massages, replenishing of minerals, and have phlebologist check out your veins. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve severe abdominal cramps during menstrual periods?

What can I do to relieve severe abdominal cramps during menstrual periods?

Cramps: The first thing you need to do is to get a pelvic exam to make sure that pelvis is normal. Your doctor will probably recommend birth control pills and Motrin or naproxen. This is a good start for at least 3 months and see how you do. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat terrible menstrual cramps and other symptoms?

Terrible symptoms: 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

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What can I do to treat very bad menstrual cramps?

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

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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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What to do if I have severe menstrual pains how can I help her?

What to do if I have severe menstrual pains how can I help her?

Menstrual pain: 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 can I do for leg cramps?

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What can I do for leg cramps?

Go see your doctor: Review your medications w/your doc after telling her/him what bothers you. Any diuretics (water pills)? These can upset your electrolye balance leading to cramps. We used to recommend quinine for leg cramps but it's not easily available, nor inexpensive these days. You could try drinking tonic water, perhaps. Stretching is always helpful. Make sure no swelling in affected leg. ...Read more

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What can I do for leg cramps?

What can I do for leg cramps?

When does it occur?: If while walking, could be a problem with circulation or a arterial blockage.May also be from dehydration. If at night in bed, may be attributed to low potassium and/or magnesium. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Wondering what to do with menstrual cramps?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve period cramps?

What can I do to relieve period 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 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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Having mild cramps and headaches after period. What can I to treat this?

Having mild cramps and headaches after period. What can I to treat this?

Over the counter med: You can try over the counter Ibuprofen or aleve(naprosyn) for mild cramps and headaches. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat period cramps?

Period 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 bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat period cramps?

Period cramps: 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 & green tea can dissipate pain. ...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