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    What do you take for bad menstrual cramps and pain?

    I've noticed that my periods are becoming heavier and more painful as I age. I can barely get relief from the pain on days 1 and 2. I have been taking Tylenol Menstrual or Midol but they don't really help that much. We are on holiday, AF has arrived. So far I've downed 2 Advil Liqui-gels and 2 generic acetomeniphine, about 2 hrs apart. I am sitting here waiting for the edge to be taken off. What do you take? Should I be asking my GP for a prescription when I have my next check-up? Is there and OTC meds that are stronger than Midol or *Tylenol menstrual?*


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    Try Aleve. This is what I had as a prescription for years! In the PDR, it states that it is one of the only NSAIDs that works directly on the uterus. I take 2, which is actually a lesser dose than I always took but it still works.
    I have endo so my cramps have always been bad.
    Make sure you eat with it because it can give you an ulcer.
    In my opinion Midol, Tylenol and Advil don't work for sh**.
    Aleve is the way to go. It takes a bit longer to work if your cramps are in full force already, I try to nip them in the bud before they get bad.
    I'm sorry you are hurting
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    I was on a prescription for Ponstan for years. I found it helped a lot. I didn't get any relief from Tylenol at all.
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    Oh, and HEAT! I used to curl up with a heating pad and it helped SO much!
    Mommy to two beautiful girls:
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    Whatever I can get my hands on...LOL Most of the time extra strength Tylenol 4 of them.
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    I used to take Aleve when I had AF because I had HORRIBLE cramps. Wanna know what fixed it for me? Laproscopy and lasering the endo....it was only stage 1 but I was having horribly heavy and painful periods and when I had that done...I haven't had cramps since and no heavy periods...it's amazing!

    Not saying you have endo...btw...


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    Aspirin, Tylenol and Aleve never helped me at all. Just lots of ibruprofen.
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    I rotate between Tylenol EX and ibuprofen. I did at one time get some prescription strength ibuprofen..can't think of what it was called. It helped some, but not a lot. I would buy those stick on heat pads too--but with summer, that didn't go so as well, since I was already so warm.
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    As a bear minimun I would take three ibuprofen and in between take extra strength tylenol and yes heat works like magic. I have a "corn bag" that can be heated up in the microwave, it works wonders!!!!
    I would definitely get into the dr and get something prescription strength,there is no reason for you to suffer like that!!
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    When i had my first d&c, the doc prescripted motrin. I've taken it OTC since and its the only thing that works.
    Me-35, dh-42
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