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I took two advils (ibuprofen) an hour ago for menstrual cramps. They haven't helped at all can I take a vicodin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Frankly - vicodan is

A bit like using a cannon for a job that could be handled by a bb gun.
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.

In brief: Frankly - vicodan is

A bit like using a cannon for a job that could be handled by a bb gun.
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Narcotics 4 cramps?

You could take two Tylenol (acetaminophen) and a warm beverage.
Heating pads and hot shower or hot bath may also help. Different medications work better - for many people, naproxen sodium (Aleve) works very well and is safe for menstrual cramps.

In brief: Narcotics 4 cramps?

You could take two Tylenol (acetaminophen) and a warm beverage.
Heating pads and hot shower or hot bath may also help. Different medications work better - for many people, naproxen sodium (Aleve) works very well and is safe for menstrual cramps.
Dr. Christine Hom
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