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How can I get rid of cramps during my period?

How can I get rid of cramps during my period?

Several ways: 1. Acupuncture- my #1 recommendation. It is awesome 2. Eat more foods with magnesium(pumpkin seeds are a good source) 3. Cramp bark or vitex can help 4. Evening primrose oil, fish oil, may help 5. Eat less junk- no sodas, processed sugar, stop dairy , stop gluten. These are a few suggestions. Birth control pills can help and are not my first choice. ...Read more

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The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have horrible cramps during my period to where i just lay in bed in a fetal position all day. I get diahrrea, nausiated, and a little depressed.

I have horrible cramps during my period to where i just lay in bed in a fetal position all day. I get diahrrea, nausiated, and a little depressed.

Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis that causes the pain. Still, severe dysmenorrhea may cause the release of a lot of prostaglandins (pain causing products) that cause the diarrhea and nausea you describe. Patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder also report similar symptoms. Any of these can be treated medically so you should contact your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Bloating, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach ache and cramps during my period. Why do I get this? My stomach aches aren't cramps it's my stomach!

Bloating, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach ache and cramps during my period. Why do I get this? My stomach aches aren't cramps it's my stomach!

Painful periods: There are multiple options for painful periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to get rid of cramps during a period?

What are some good ways to get rid of cramps during a period?

Tips: 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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Why is it that i never get cramps or any other symptoms during my period?

Why is it that i never get cramps or any other symptoms during my period?

Count your blessings: Many women have painful cramping related to increased prostaglandins & others have underlying medical problems. ...Read more

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I get really bad cramp during my period is there anything to stop the cramp?

Yes!: First line treatment would be Ibuprofen or naproxen. If you take the medication before your symptoms get bad and continue them for the first 48 hours of your cycle, you will likely see improvement. Another good option is the birth control pill. If neither of these are effective, you can pursue the pain further with ultrasound and/ or laparoscopy. ...Read more

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I never get any cramps or bloating during my period is that normal?

Yes, it is normal: For you. Each woman is different in terms of her period symptoms. You are blessed. ...Read more

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