Ibuprofen for period cramps

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Avatar f tn I am a type 1 diabetic and take 800 mg ibuprofen to get through my horribly painful period and cramps. As long as you do not take over 800mg in a 4-6 hour period, you are fine. Anything you take will affect your body. That's why they are called "drugs.
Avatar m tn Will this actually put off my period? Did this work for you? Is it safe, if I only do it for a week? What are your recommended doses? Thanks!
Avatar f tn This period I took 400 mg of Ibuprofen as soon as I woke up with cramps, and then I turned on the heating pad. That worked although I was bloated and fatigued for the day.
Avatar f tn The poster will have to decide on her own but I think it is rare for the general population to have an issue with Ibuprofen taken for occasional cramps. I personally would take ibuprofen for a cramp and wouldn't recommend that if I thought it was risky. luck to the poster.
Avatar n tn I am 20 and I've been having the worst camps for the past year, eversince i became sexually active. the thing that scares me is that I get the cramps after i finish my period for about 5days or maybe more. the cramps stay for long hours (6-12) and sometimes for the whole day. Panadols don't seem to work anymore. I was wondering if this case is normal?
Avatar f tn do i need to take everyday for cramps because i do not have a man i.e am not preventing pregnancy. Its only cramps and pimples giving me hard time.
Avatar f tn You will go thru a lot of that at first and then it sorta slows down. But I always thought they felt like period cramps. Just drink longs and lots of water will help and you can take 2 tylenol for the pain is fine during pregnancy.
Avatar n tn Tylenol is only a pain killer and won't do anything about your inflamed uterus which is causing the dysmenorrhea (period cramps pain). Drink lots of water and use a heating pack on and off for about ten minutes at a time!
Avatar n tn I Started getting extremely bad cramps about a year ago, I'm 14 And have had my period since i was 9. The cramps get so bad i cant walk. What can i do to get rid of this pain?
1729448 tn?1342098337 I usually don't get cramps but today my period is starting and I'm having back pain. I've had the pain 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...
Avatar f tn The day I got my period and I was ready to go to sleep I got some moderate pain in my stomach from period cramps. So I tried my best to fall asleep and finally did. When I woke up I was pain free and felt great. But an hour later I was beginning to have moderate pain again. Another hour later I was having severe pain and going to the bathroom frequently. I was crying because no position changed the pain in any way.
Avatar n tn To anyone I like others have been having period like cramps for a bout 2 weeks. I am not on BC nor is my period regular so I have no clue when i'm getting my period other than the pms symptoms I get a few days before my period. So normally I do get cramps and tender breast before my period which last about 3 days and then I get my period. This time is different. I have been having these period like cramps for 2 weeks now, tingling in the breast and nausea last night.
Avatar f tn I need some advise when i have a period the pains are so painful ive tried taking everything but nothing helps can i have some advise on what to occure it please
Avatar f tn Hi and thanks for using the forum. Congratulations on getting your period! Often, ibuprofen (advil, motrin, etc.) is very effective in easing menstrual cramps. It is unusual to get your period again after only 9 days, but since you just started getting it, it may be that your body is just adjusting to hormones. I would wait and see how your next period goes ( just know that it can be irregular when you first start).
Avatar f tn You might already know this, but the NSAIDS like naproxen and ibuprofen work best when you start taking them before your period pain starts and keep taking them regularly until your period is over. If you wait until the pain has started, they don't really work at all. If you're already taking them that way, though, you probably need something else. Have you tried the stick-on heat patches? I hope you find something that helps.
Avatar n tn Before she was taking 3 Advil every few hours for at least 4 days for horrible cramps and pain. She's been on this regiment now for about 4 months and last month she took NO Advil. It's just 3 vitamins a day....totally worth it for her. You could at least give it a shot if you don't want to go the birth control pill route just yet.
5070096 tn?1363139197 Now today i started my period at school and i was fine for most of the day with regular cramps. In my last bell i began to feel extremely hot to the touch and felt over heated. The sharp shocking pains started but this time i felt very very nauseous. I felt shakey and weak like flu symptoms but a lot worse than i have experienced. After school i got home and went to the bathroom and pooped. It helped the pain go away slightly but i still felt like i was on the verge of vomiting.
Avatar f tn I get menstrual type cramps around ovulation then nothing for about a week, then the week BEFORE my period I start getting mega-cramps (no bleeding). Once my period starts I have no cramps for a few days then BAM, cramps come on like no tomorrow. I always used to get cramps only during my period. I don't get the off-cycle cramping. I went in complaining about it last week and am having an ultrasound to check for cysts, fibroids and IUD placement.
Avatar n tn The first and second days of my period I get HORRIBLE cramps to the point where I want to vomit, can't walk, sleep or do anything. I try ibuprofen and it never helps. Is this normal?
Avatar f tn with almost all periods I have, I will always get cramps and feel uncomfortable, for most my friends this is never the case only occasionally. Is there any way I can somehow ease the uncomfortableness or lessen the cramps? I've tried taking paracetamol and other things to help period pains but they rarely help.
Avatar f tn As the above poster mentioned, Ibuprofen in any of its forms (Advil and Motrin along with some other pain meds--read the label--have ibuprofen) can help with period cramps. For me, acetaminophen (Tylenonl) has always been better. Heating pads can also be of use, but you can't sleep with one. You can make a rice sock (or get one of those pads that have them) to heat in the microwave before bed then utilize that to help as that won't keep heating up all night.
Avatar n tn Ever since I can remember I have had horrible cramps whenever I got my period. I have been prescribed all sorts of medications for them from Celebrex to hydrocodone(turns out that I am hyper-sensitive to it). At the moment my prescription is 4 200mg Ibuprofen every 3-4 hours when the cramps start. Could it be something besides just cramps?
2059782 tn?1342036762 Typically ibuprofen works better for mentstrual pain/cramps than anything else OTC. And I've never heard that about Aleve helping with RLS but I suppose anything's possible. Bananas worked best for me for the RLS - I'd have one shortly before bedtime, take a hot, and I mean SUPER hot, shower, put on comfy jammies and get into bed. A cup of sleepytime or chamomile tea (or even regular tea) wil also help. It will comfort you. You can do this.
Avatar m tn I do not get hot flashes, but I do get moody (this seems to have gotten a bit better lately thank God). The thing is this month I got my period and wasn't due to get it again for another week or more. Last Friday night I got a little light blood and figured my period was coming on again. The next day no blood but very tired. Sunday not too bad. But at work on Tuesday mid day I got cramps and they haven't stopped (today is Wed) and I'm home sick.
Avatar n tn Last night I had bad cramps I had IUI on 10/9 took a test this morning thinking it might just be pms and I got a BFP!So keep the faith!!!
Avatar n tn Have you taken simple ibuprofen? This works well for me with regards to cramps and pains.
Avatar f tn Also you should take ibuprofen if you can because it will help with the cramps. A very good medication would be vicoprofen, which is hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
Avatar n tn i am due to get my period tommorrow, but last night i woke up in the middle of the night with horrible cramps. they were so bad that i cried from 1 to 5 in the morning and maidol did not help at all! i am just curious if this is normal or what because i have never had cramps before in my whole life. i am 19 years old and have had my periods since i was 11.
2164846 tn?1339637120 For the last 3 days or so I've been getting intense period like cramps that seem to be worse at night. I stopped bleeding from a missed mc and was said to have passed everything on June 12. I also took a pregnancy test yesterday morning to make sure my levels were back to normal and it came out neg. It feels like it's my period trying to start, but no sign of blood. Any ideas? Should I see my ob/gyn?
Avatar f tn I have had one ultrasound done at age 18 but the doctor did not find anything suspicious. They didn’t diagnose the reason for my heavy period or extreme cramps but just prescribed me the pill qlaira which I took for about a year and a half. It didn’t really help with the cramps but it helped with the heavy period. After I went off the pill my cramps got way worse for a while. Now they are back to how they were before.