Percocet for menstrual cramps

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I'm 40 years old, and judging by my older sisters and mother, I likely have another 11-12 years before menopause. Over the last year or two, my menstrual cramps have gotten much worse. I get chills and shakes, aches in my joints, nausea, headache, and massive cramps. I've tried heating pads, lots of fluids, bed rest, Aleve, and other OTC pain relief. I went to see a new midwife for my last annual about 18 mo ago and forgot to mention it to her, then felt embarrassed to call in about it.
Every month I get severe menstrual cramps. I have been to the gyno a few times looking for what I can do, but seem to be at a loss. I am not allowed to use hormonal treatments to help with the pain, such as the pill, because of other health concerns and no doctor wants to risk putting me on a hormonal treatment. Though the cramping doesn't respond very well to the pain medication I've been prescribed. At times I feel like curling up in the fetal position and just crying.
it's like being in labor, with no relief for at least 2-3 days. I NEVER had menstrual cramps before the procedure, just heavy bleeding. At this point I would prefer the bleeding in lieu of the severe cramping. My doctor said the ablation causes blood to be trapped in the uterus and unable to find it's way out. Now I am seriously considering a hysterectomy, the two days of pain cause me to lose work and I'm tired of it.
It was a deeper cramp than with normal menstrual cramps. But, the bad news I also feel what seems to be menstrual cramps. Maybe three today. So I'm at a total loss. I have no idea if this is working or not. This my second time. Last time I transferred two embryos. My RE thought it would work, because the embies were in such good shape. But no, here I am a second time around. This two week wait is torture, but not as bad as the first time.
Kariva is about one of the best birthcontrol I've been on ,and it does work to stop the horrible cramps during the menstrual cycle. It also gives you lighter periods. For all you women going through that pain ,and I know ovarian cyst are so painful it feels just like appendicitis , and it hurst like hell having those cyst on the ovaries. I also know when your being normally active exercising you get dizzy ,and feel like your going to faint.. You also become nasusea...
I've had absolutely horrible menstrual cramps for the past several years, to the point that my doctor prescribed percocet for me to take for every period (I can't take NSAIDs like Aleve, Motrin, etc.). I got a Mirena IUD to see if that would help (it didn't, but I still have the IUD) and have been using Nuvaring for almost two months.
Yea I read and posted to your post earlier today between patients. I also replied to your post from yesterday toward the bottom of the page, don't know if you had a chance to read it yet. I suppose you can try some herbal treatments. Endo -ex is one made specifically to treat the liver stagnation believed to cause endometriosis. A lot of the herbal treatments that you see are going to want to treat the condition itself and not so much the symptoms.
I have a high pain tolerance, if you choose to be awake, you feel the tugging on your uterus and the sound of the suctioning if they use suction, i rather not remember, it as already hard enough that i had to loss the baby but to see, hear and feel them taking it out wouldve been to much for me. (i had an abortion in 1996 and i was awake for it, bad decision) Overall, you have cramps that may last a few days, sorta like menstrual cramps.
I pretty much took whatever I could get prescribed (muscle spasms, back pain, shoulder pain, menstrual cramps, etc.) and learned how to work the system. My addiction escalated within the past six to eight years and I finally made the step to Suboxone to try and get clean. I've gone cold turkey many times, but was never successful for more than a month or so. Prior to going on Suboxone I was taking Percocet, Nucyenta, Zanaflex, Xanax and Ambien.
I also have horrible menstrual cramps. For three years, I took percocet for them. That was never a problem until I couldn't see my old doctor anymore, and now everyone else says that the pain specialist should be prescribing them. Last week, I saw him, but my gynecologist's office screwed up and hadn't forwarded my records, so he couldn't do anything.
Hi There, I'm not trying to change the subject, but my question falls under Pain Medication / Mental Health also. I have prescription pain relievers I take for menstrual cramps (usually naproxin but on really rough days I'll take tylenol 3) I've found that with these, the pain not only goes away, but also my mood is noticeably elevated, even more so than during the rest of the month when I am not PMSing.
Being in pain has been a concern for me also,with the sub and all, knowing how it blocks opiates, but to my surprise, when i have been in excruciating pain (due to horrible menstrual cramps, a couple of vicodin did help, I thought for sure they wouldnt. i have taken percocets and even a morphine pill, i got no high whatsoever, but it did take away the pain. I dont envy you being a druggie for over thirty years, i know how toothpains can be, especially cracked teeth...
Instead, he prescribed me 48 oxycodone just to take for menstrual cramps, rather than looking into the problem! In the meantime, I was hospitalized once, under his care, because my cramps were so bad that I took 4 extra strength tylenol, 2 oxycodone and 2 darvocet in under 4 hours (I know it's bad but that's how desperate I was) - and I was STILL crying in pain. Still wouldn't do the lap!
Iam pretty sure the worst is over but it consisted of crapping about 8 times every 6 hours... I will no longer make fun of my gf for her menstrual cramps because I thought I was being stabbed. I can finally eat and move without hurting now. I feel like iam almost me again but I can't brag as iam not out of the woods yet everyday is a freaking struggle.
Thank you for letting me know about the Naproxen, I used to take that years ago for menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen helps, but I have to take a lot of it, all these anti-inflamatories are hard on your stomach. I am glad you have found something that works for you. I will give the Naproxen a try. Thanks so much and have a blessed day or evening (not sure what time it is there).
I have endometriosos also and have a prescription for percocet for menstrual cramps and have been taking them occasionally...seems like the only time I can relax, but I don't think I should be taking something like that regularly. I hope your colonoscopy goes well. I'm sorry you're going through all of this too...I feel like my dr. doesn't have a clue at this point. I don't know how long I'm supposed to give the carafate to show some improvement either...
Dr have me Cipro to take for infection and to follow up with my FP.... The thing is I go to a clinic and I owe on my account, so they refuse to see me.... I have no idea what to do about my health and whats going on... I have been having a achy pain in my aretha for about two months and not releasing all my urine have to push the rest out.... So I have been having sharp pain shooting down from my left side down through my aretha....
I used to go to one doctor at SHS, someone whom I trusted and admired, as if she were my PCP. For over a year, she prescribed vicodin or percocet for menstrual cramps (I can't take NSAIDs) as we looked for other solutions. Then, one day, wham, I fell down the stairs, went to see her... She wrote me a new prescription for percocet but for a MUCH higher quantity than usual. And, since I'm a drug addict, I rolled that piece of paper up and smoked it right there.
I started taking Darvocet a couple of years ago for severe menstrual cramps.........and took them as directed for a long time........lately - probably the past 6 months at least maybe longer I go through a 10 day scrip in just a few days with the aid of my hubby (he is right there with me), plus spending thousands on the street - wonder why I can't make my house payment........I take Xanax for anxiety and although I am also addicted to it, I seem to still have it under some control............
Co-enzyme q-10 Emetrol (for nausea) Excedrin Migraine Feverfew (high dose prescribed by acupuncturist/herbalist proved too much) Midrin Percocet Gravol (in Canada for nausea)- learned this was dramamine in the U.S.
Voltaren combo (hair loss with this one) Prozac (nightmare 2 weeks of migraine waiting to start the next thing after this didn't help enough) Serzone (worked the longest of any preventative for me, but eventually lost effectiveness in preventing migraines for me) Indomethacin for mense/PMS Topamax (made me shaky, highly nervous and gave me a change in sound of voice) Lamictal Keppra Neurontin Zanaflex Lopressor Remaron Seroquel Tamoxifen for mense- doctor had theory I had estrogen d
My husband is concerned due to the fact that I had to sleep all day (this is worse than my menstrual cramps which are usually horrible). Tylenol does not help (I took 1500 mg about 2 hours ago-2500 for the day). I can't take motrin (on coumadin). I am going to take the Roxicet I was given to sleep tonight. Any suggestions, comments, same issues.....Thanks.
im 14 and this has been happening to me for bout 8 hours and it hurts so bad i have no idea what it could be i know it isnt cramps this is much sharper
The clinic has already commented that the daughter has more than likely developed a physical addiction to the Vicoden and Percocet that she has been taking for 1-1/2 years. I'm simply coming up with questions (ie alternative pain medications to Vicoden and Percocet) for my boss to ask the doctor when she next sees him. If there are none, then there are none, but at least we know. Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to type and post.
After surgery, I was given Neurotin, Oxycotin 10mg and percocet for break through. I have been on vicodin for a week now to wean off of the percocet but I'm finding that 7-8 hours is the max I can go without getting sick. None of these drugs are touching the pain. I think I can deal with the pain if it wasn't for the withdrawl symptoms!! Any advise would be much appreciated!! BTW....
I'm new to this whole forum thing (1st post ever) so please excuse any lack of forum etiquette. I've been reading everyone's posts and though helpful I was hoping for others opinions on my own situation. I have 0 people I can talk to so all I have are the thoughts that run rampant in my head (which can drive a person crazy). Here's my story: I am a very regular 28 day cycle (almost to the hour) came off BC about a year ago never late not by 1 day.
25 November 2010 This is my first entry on MedHelp, a website I have been secretly visiting for the last year. I have had one medical problem after another for the last year, which has pretty much set me back mentally and physically.
I'm behind the times on painkillers generally, but some years ago I had truly disabling menstrual cramps and tylenol with codeine worked for me, without noticeable side effects -- and I am very sensitive to meds generally. And ibuprofen (the NSAIDs generally) didn't work and gave me hives. Everybody is different.
I do have a suggestion for you. I know if I was facing serious pain that I couln't take pills responsibly. I think you should confide in your doctor about the amount of pain you are in and the problem you have with the pills and ask about a pain patch. At least w/ the patch you don't have to worry about taking the pills. Do you think it sounds like a good idea.
Then I had terrible cramps, which I had never had before and I bled heavily for 3 weeks. Since then, every period is accompanied with cramps and week and a half to two week (heavy) periods. Its ridiculous.
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