Re: Pain pills for heavy bleeding??
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!