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Jennifer23 March 6th, 2011 02:10 PM

Menstrual cramps
Two nights ago I got terrible cramps. Finally, I started drinking a lot of water and the cramps went away. But then I had to get up to pee all the time! Is there an over-the-counter remedy that actually works? I've tried Advil, Midol, and Pamprin, but my cramps seem to still be there. Please help me out!

Jennifer23 March 31st, 2012 01:56 PM

I'm due for my period in a few days and I know that my cramps will be there. Should I just accept the pain or is there something out there that really works?

Jennifer23 December 9th, 2012 04:16 PM

So, do you have any advice for me??? My period is due around Tuesday and the cramps always come with it.

Wolf_angel December 10th, 2012 11:04 AM

Yes dont eat any dark greens. This makes your flow heavier. Told to me by my instructor for phlebotomy class. Drink the water. Keep hydrated. Watch what you eat sometimes that does cause more than helps on certain foods. Hugs

Jennifer23 December 13th, 2012 04:01 PM

Thanks, Wolfie. I am on my period now and avoiding dark greens. I also was told to take in less carbs and sugar. I do get some heavy flow days, but I'm used to dealing with that. It's the cramps . . .

Wolf_angel December 14th, 2012 07:13 PM

Have you seen your OB/Gyn about this? Maybe to do an ultrasound just in case. Just a thought Hugs

Jennifer23 December 14th, 2012 08:07 PM

I talked to my OB/gyn a couple of years ago and after my exam she said that I was fine, but some women experience worse cramps than others. Her advice to me was eat more fresh fruit and veggies, take in more fiber, drink water, exercise, and take Ibufrofen. I do all that, so I guess I'm just one of those women that get bad cramps. Well, at least my period is winding down today!

Wolf_angel December 15th, 2012 11:25 AM

Get a second opinion! Hugs

Jennifer23 December 16th, 2012 04:03 PM

My cramps weren't as bad this month. That's a good thing!

Wolf_angel December 19th, 2012 08:28 PM

Great! Hugs

LittleOrange December 27th, 2012 07:24 AM

I always take a pill with ibuprofenum in it. And you should take the pill immidiately when the cramps start otherwise it wonīt work. Also, you should apply warm compress on your stomach....Iīm not sure whatīs it called in english....anyway there is a thing and you sip warm water in it and apply to your stomach...itīs great!

Jennifer23 December 27th, 2012 10:13 PM

Thanks, Orange! Your english was right on, and I do the compress thing. Where are you from?

Jennifer23 April 6th, 2013 07:31 PM

Hopefully my period will be gone by this Monday, but I do have cramps today.

Jennifer23 August 19th, 2013 03:12 PM

Guess who's due for her period tomorrow? . . .

crazymomma August 19th, 2013 11:35 PM

That is why I love menopause!

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