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Old 02-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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"Aleve" to Reduce Menstrual Flow

I apologize if this is a repeat post but has anyone tried the Aleve remedy for reducing menstrual flow and what is the exact regimen to follow? I'm scheduled to get my period the day I board a plane for a 6 hour flight, in addition to the fact I will have my period on my trip. Just want to reduce the heavy flow I experience the first couple days. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: "Aleve" to Reduce Menstrual Flow

I'm not aware of it reducing flow but it was, as a prescription, known as Anaprox and prescribed primarily for menstrual cramps back in the 80's.

 
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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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.

 
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Re: "Aleve" to Reduce Menstrual Flow

Thank you girls for your input. Fortunately cramps aren't my issue, just the heavy flow the first couple days. I will continue to search for the Aleve treatment.
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