Ibuprofen for menstrual pain

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I would be very interested to hear what diabetes specialists have to say on this because prior to this many doctors (fully aware of the type 1 diabetes) recommended daily <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> for various problems such as back pain. Who's right? Would appreciate hearing from anyone who actually had a problem caused by ibuprofen, links to reliable sources of information on the topic, or opinions from professionals.
I have never had pre-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. It usually lasts for the first 48 hours, when the flow is heaviest. I went to the gynecologist at 16 and got a physical examination done. Everything is in the right place, and I show no signs of ovarian cysts. The doctor's first instinct was endometriosis, but the only sure way to diagnose it is through exploratory surgery which I do not want to put myself through.
I'm scared of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> but don't want an epidural. I noticed that in general <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> works very well for me. Is it safe to take ibuprofen (400mg) orally during contractions and delivery (I've never heard of such a thing, but perhaps it would be possible, to at least dull the pain)?
Thought I would check and see if anyone out there has ever heard of this, or experienced this. My daughter has had her cycle for over a year now. We do have a history of painful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cycles in our family, so we are use to the normal cramps etc. However once in October, and then again today, my daughter has had 2 very odd episodes. She awakes from her sleep in pain. Has extreme pain just above the pubic bone, excruciating pain. She ends up rolling around on the floor in pain.
If the medication that was prescribed to you by the Doctor was helping with your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and OTC <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> relievers were not sufficient I would recommend staying on the hormonal contraceptive agent. You should discuss different treatment options with your Doctor who may consider symptomatic treatment with pain relievers and other medications to manage this issue.
During my period, i get even worse cramps. And i still have bad cramps a couple days after my period. i can't stand the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. i take ibuprofen a lot during my period, but lately it doesn't seem like it's working. is there anything i can do so i won't have this bad of cramps?
No doubt tylenol is hard on the liver, but because my liver enzymes were not elevated my hepatologist said that in small amounts is safe and was effective to help with the flu like symptoms. Also my hepatologist approved me taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cramps, again at a lower dose which was spread out to decrease the load on my liver 200mg every 8 hours as needed.
I cut out all the chemicals, lotions, shampoos, soap etc but that did nothing. I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> with codeine every 5 hrs for over a week, it's that bad. I'm now going to try the tripans and if that doesn't work I also have a script for Pizotifen (trade names Pizotyline, Sandomigran). Bring on the menopause!!!
I have had painful periods since they started. I would take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> for the cramps until it started geting so bad I would throw up the ibuprofen. I switched to tylenol and if I dont get it in me when I first start, I feel sicker, my bowels evacuate and and I get extreamly nauseas. Absolutly miserable wake you from your sleep periods every month. My breasts will enlarge a whole size and a few months later, return to their normal 34 D.
I have had abnormal bleeding for years, since high school. I bled for about four years straight every single day in high school. I would soak my gym shorts whenever I did strenuous excercises. Now, I have low back pain. If I do something that causes my back to really start aching, I will start having pre menstrual cramps then full on bleeding with severe gas pain & bloating. I would have to take over 24000 ibuprofen tablets (200mg) in one day to get through & to slow down the bleeding.
I experience abdominal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and leg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> during my menstrual periods... I'm wooried don't know what to do? Is it a major problem? should i've to see a Doctor? I want to become pregnant...Plz reply...
- nausea - vomiting (inability to eat or drink) - dizziness - intense pain and aching in limbs - can't walk or exercise Basically, I lie inert for 2 days, using a heat pack to keep the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> down. I know the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is normal, but... aren't there pills for it? ibuprofen? Is it normal to vomit and be too weak to walk? Help is appreciated.
I usually don't get cramps but today my period is starting and I'm having back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. I've had the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> a couple days but I spaced it on my period i forgot it might be that causing it. Like I said, it's unusual for me. I have a heating pad on my back and I'm laying down and i took 2 prescription strength ibuprofen (my mom was taking them and then stopped when she had hip replacement surgery). Any other advice? It just snowed so I had to shovel today...
Thought I would check and see if anyone out there has ever heard of this, or experienced this. My daughter has had her cycle for over a year now. We do have a history of painful <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cycles in our family, so we are use to the normal cramps etc. However once in October, and then again today, my daughter has had 2 very odd episodes. She awakes from her sleep in pain. Has extreme pain just above the pubic bone, excruciating pain. She ends up rolling around on the floor in pain.
It all depends on your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> tolerance. BH don't compare to them either. The worse part for me was having a contraction and having the monitors on your belly the baby hated it and during a contraction I just wanted to rip it off.
Women suffering the most extreme <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cramps are sometimes forced to change their regular routine for a few days. In primary dysmenorrhea, there is no underlying physical condition causing the pain. Secondary dysmenorrhea involves another physical condition, usually gynecological (related to a woman’s reproductive system).
I tried a Medrol dose pack last month and it did help by day 4 or so but don't want to ask for that again. I have also tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> with no relief. Any comments or similarities please speak up! Thanks for your help!
Most people think this will make them bleed more when in reality the opposite is true--it should slow down the bleeding and also help with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. If the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span> is not helping then back to plan A--go to emergency! Good luck!
hi this is sweta, i would like to explain u the case of my aunt who needs your help she is of age 40 now and generally her cycle date is 20 and this month on 7th little bleeding started with brown colour drops and on 16th heavy bleeding took place ,6 napkins same day and generally she suffers from heavy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> of both longs and this time quite more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> kindly let us know 1)what the problem is 2)what care should be taken for her 3)is it anythi
I can handle medicine alright but it just does not seem to work. I have tried everything over the counter for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> and nothing works. I was on bc for a few years but that did not work as well. Sorry if you find an answer let me know until then I feel for you. And understand completely!
I had surgery on March 9 to remove a grapefruit size dermoid cyst from my left ovary. It was so large, they had to take my left ovary also. I am having my first <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cycle since the surgery. I have been having cramps so severe that my husband wanted to take me to the e.r. My dr called in some pain med's and wants to see me tomorrow. I'm wondering if the severe cramps are typical since I have not had a period since February??
All I do for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> is 3 Advil every 6 hours. It seems though, that one month it's not so bad and the next it's severe and back again. The Therma Care heat wraps do help on the severe months. I've given up trying to get rid of the endo after all these years, it always comes back again.
My ablation was unsuccessful and now to make matters worse, I have severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cramping. I take ibprofen every few hours and it does nothing to relieve the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>. I am sick and tired of being miserable every month. Do you know why my cramping is even more severe now and do you have any suggestions to relieve them? Could it be a hormonal thing?
Another thing that is great for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> migraines because it will also help with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cramps is taking a supplement called Magnesium. Check with your doctor first about adding any supplement to your daily routine. But, for headaches the recommended dose that has been shown effective in clinical trials is 400mg of magnesium a day.
Is there an OTC <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> reliever that I can use for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>menstrual</span> cramps while I am experiencing ulcer-like symptoms? If not, what are the best alternatives? The first 2 days are always just awful, and before I usually took 6 advil gelcaps throughout the day for the first 2 days. Thank you!
again, 2nd day of period, cramping on steroids, in pelvis, rectum, lower back, ended up in ER via ambulance - was at gas station; calling dr in am
I was told I might be suffering from reactive arthritis and put on antibiotics for three days. Yet the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span> persisted. I also found out my urine was normal. I have seen a doctor, had routine blood work done and it showed nothing. I was told to relax and take OTC painkillers. Sadly ibuprofen does little to relieve my pain so I stopped taking it. Last week I went to the ER because one evening costochondritis pains was making it difficult to breathe when I tried to sleep.
I am not on any medications and I don't like taking drugs. I have occasionally taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ibuprofen</span>, naproxen, or Tylenol for my pelvic and abdominal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pain</span>, but usually if the pain is bad enough that I decide to take something, then these over-the-counter medications do not help much. My doctor has given me a referral to a pain clinic, but I have not been there yet.
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