Re: "Aleve" to Reduce Menstrual Flow
I don't use Aleve for this, but I do use Ibuprofen. Doctor had me use Ibuprofen for cramps because it interferes with the uterus making prostaglandens which is what causes the cramping. A "side effect" of using the Ibuprofen is reduced flow. I just try and keep it in my system. If the directions say to take every 4-6 hours, I try not to go over that, even if I'm not in pain at the moment. It works better with the higher dose for me too. The directions say to take 1 tablet and if that doesn't work, you can use two. Well, the 2 works better for me. I have also found the benefit of reduced flow and reduced pain takes about 2 hours to kick in. You might want to make sure you take it in time for it to get in your system real well before the flight and not let it get out of your system.