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Cramps...what's the best non drowsy med???

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Old 01-16-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Post Cramps...what's the best non drowsy med???

I like the heat pads you can use, but what med works to kill that pain without putting you to sleep?

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Old 01-17-2003, 07:16 AM   #2
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I like Midol. It has never made me drowsy.

Old 01-17-2003, 07:46 AM   #3
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I have always found that exercise helps stomach cramps when you have a period. The cramps that you get are mostly to do with stagnation, so if you exercise you start to move this stagnation and your pain will be resolved easily.

Heat pads are good also, as warmth will relax your stomach muscles and when you relax, pain normally goes.

There are lots of natural remedies available for pain relief now, so why not try out a few of these rather than just pill popping?

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800 mg of Ibuprofin always helps me and has no side effects for me.

Old 01-18-2003, 09:22 AM   #5
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Unfortunately, almost all analgesic medication has side effects, including Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen and Aspirin can give you stomach ulcers/bleeds and other stomach problems and Tylenol taken in exess can cause liver failure. Narcotic and other analgesics also carry risks, so strictly speaking you are wrong to say there are no side-effects!!

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