Hi I have been having really painful menstrual cramps off and on for many years. I used to be able to take anti-inflammatories, but I'm not able to anymore. I've not had much success with any other meds like pamprin, tylenol menstrual, nor midol. I will be seeing the doctor soon. But I want to know if there are any other kinds of medication that I can take for this. I've had to miss work as a result, and I don't want that to keep happening. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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How old are you? I had cramps like that for years, Mine was called dysmenrhea (severe cramping). I tried an over the counter called Cope and it worked instantly. Years later I was on Vicodin for 2 years until I had my right tube out (scar tissue)- Now I have no more periods (menopause) Please see your Gyno. maybe you might need exploratory like a Laparoscopy. Good luck, keep us informed.
For YEARS I had terrible PMS.
Bad pain, fainting, rashes on my chest, confusion, on the first day my period started. It seemed much worse if I ate chocolate on the day of, or the day before my period started. I suffered for years.
My doctor did not help. Then one day about 20 years ago I found a book call Listen to Your Body and it described someone who had exactly what I had.
The doctor in the book said to take Advil or Aspirin for 2 days BEFORE you know your period will start and it would block this hormone that causes the pain, cramping, fainting. And it worked. OMG I was so amazed. All those years and still you can't get a good answer.
I always used Advil as it is the best blocker of this bad "hormone" but aspirin is suppose to work also. I do not know if tylenol will work.
The KEY is to take it for a few days BEFORE your period twice a day to BLOCK this chemical. some of us produce too much of it and have the really bad cramps and corresponding problems.
Just because A" it may cause a heart attack" if it had never happened. But many people don''t think it will happen to them.
A better alternative is natural herbal products to regulate your hormones. Your periods pain will diminish and you''ll have an easier time through menopause (when you reach that age). There''s a product called PMS Relief from Pac Herbs that has helped thousands of women. Good Luck.
Im 39 and i have very painful cramps so bad I stay in bed for 3 days .I take hydrocodon and it works better for me than over the counter drugs.After the medication wears off im back into a ball.I wonder is this normal for a 39 year old.
MsHopalong - I am in the exact same boat. My cramps are debilitating and absolutely interfere with my life. I find myself planning everything around when I am going to have my period and be incapacitated. What really stinks is when you have obligations you can't get out of...just adding more anxiety on top of all the stress and pain you already have to deal with...
I'm 38 and have experienced this my whole life. I have told every single doctor I've ever had and have been dismissed as "well, all women experience this, it's just something you have to deal with". I do not have a low pain tolerance...I have a lot of pain! I find myself not even wanting to bring it up (again and again and again) and come across as an over-exaggerating drug seeker.
I do the best that I can by managing these monthly episodes with Aleve, Vicodin (if available - not exactly an easy thing to get from your dr these days), a heating pad, and rest (also not so easy to come by with children and other obligations).
I do not want to go on any type of hormone therapy because I'd like to have another child...
Haven't heard of "Cope" before, but will definitely check it out...
Good luck ladies!
P.S. People used to tell me that my cramps would get better after childbirth...not true! In fact, I feel as though my cramps during childbirth were less severe than the ones I have to endure every month.
I've tried everything for my severe cramps, I miss school, and work, and other important events. I've been going to my doctor for over 3 years now about it and all they'll do is put me on birth control and if I go in because that isn't working they just put me on a different pill. I went to the gynecologist and the doctor wasn't even in the room for 3 minutes and just put me on a different pill. The pill is not working! Please help me! I'm 18 now and missing college because of menstrual cycle isn't a tolerated excuse!