Does anyone know what type of pain medication doctors generally give you if your having severe cramps and pain. I have tried Prescribed Motrin which doesn't seem to help my pain at all. and I dont want Vicodin because it messes with my stomch. Any others out there I might ask my Gyno about giving me?
You could go on birth control, that usually makes periods lighter and easier (not guaranteed, but usual.)
If you're into natural health, 1000 mg of calcium and 400 mg magnesium per day can ease muscle cramps of all types, and raspberry leaf tea tones the uterus. I use these remedies, because I can't take OTC pain relievers.
Before it went OTC, Aleve was a prescribed drug called Anaprox. It was often prescribed for cramps. I used it as both back when I was still having periods and found the Aleve just as effective as the Anaprox.
Im having major pain issues and i get generic darvacet(SP) from my new doc since my gyno doesnt think its his issue anymore but thats a whole nother issue in itself. The only i have found to take the pain away is the heavey duty painkillers that make you sleepy. i wish you luck
I always take generic Aleve prescription strength (same thing as anaprox), which is 550mg naproxen. I found that generic motrin/ibuprofen 600 or 800 mg wasn't helping anymore. But the naproxen seems to be working rather well for me for the pain.
Anaprox (naproxen or Aleve) made my stomach more upset than it already was during my period, though it did help the pain. I have very heavy bleeding and cramps with endo. and ibuprofen works best for me. If it is moderately bad, I take 600 mg (three tablets) of ibuprofen every 5 hours. If it is really bad, I take 800 mg every 6 hours. My doctor warned me about doing any more than that. If this doesn't touch it, you may not have any choice but to get a heavier prescription painkiller. The pain associated with periods and heavy bleeding is inflammatory pain and doesn't respond to stuff like Tylenol, only NSAIDS or steroid type pain relievers or maybe narcotics, though I have never taken narcotics for period pain. Good luck!