| | Re: 12 yr old have terrible menstral cramps
I had the exact same thing happen to me when I started my period. My doctors automatically wanted to put me on prescription Vioxx, but I thought that would be too potent of a drug for menstrual cramps. I tried a lot of other medications, including Advil, but I felt that Aleve worked best. Even though Aleve is a naproxen sodium based drug while Advil is ibuprofen based, it isnít any more or less dangerous to use.
Iíd suggest for her to try Advil or Aleve type medicines first. If that doesnít help, she should probably try to see a doctor for a gynecological exam.
Itís also important to keep in mind that she hasnít had that many periods, so she probably isnít used to the type of discomfort sheís feeling. The more periods she goes through, the more sheíll get used to it. I recall my first periods were so excruciatingly painful that I missed several school days at a time. But now, with a combination of Aleve and just being used to it, I barely notice. Hope this helps, and good luck!