Best way to treat cramping?

Some treatments help. Muscle cramps can be lessened by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet with adequate vitamins & minerals, stretching & massaging muscles. {menstrual cramps can be lessened with a heating pad or "nsaids" such as Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Birth control pills can help. Some people feel that b-vitamins, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids help. Some people try acupuncture.} a doctor can evaluate excess pain.

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What is the best way to treat a cramp or spasm?

Rest, stretch. A cramp/spasm is a temporary shortening of the muscle. The best thing is to stop using the muscle if you can (stop walking if it is a leg cramp for example). Gently stretch the muscle until the cramp resolves. Uterine cramps (with your period) just have to resolve on their own, and ibuprofen can help the pain. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Read more...

What is the best way to treat severe dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)?

Combination of those. Take Aspirin or another pain reliever, such as tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen) or aleve (naproxen). Place a heating pad or hot water bottle on your lower back or abdomen rest ibuprofen (higher dose than is available over the counter) or other prescription pain relievers oral contraceptives (women taking birth control pills have less menstrual pain.). Read more...
Med eval. 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...