How do you ladies get rid of cramps?

United States
November 7, 2006 10:59am CST
Peppermint tea, burning herb, and hot water bottle works for me
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Moving around... if you just lay there they will feel worse! I justget up and shower and keep going all day long... no naps! That will make them hurt too!
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Thanks for the comments
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Aleve, or Ibuprofen, I can't handle pain very well, not like that kind of pain. I'm fortunate and have never had cramps.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
thnks, but I think natural remedies work better in the long run
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@honeybfly83 (1021)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I have never had cramps but my sister always did. Her docter told her to take a calcium supplement everyday and she hasnt had any since.
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@ezzrssi (11197)
• Italy
27 Nov 06
yes
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
27 Nov 06
yes i pretty much do the same as you, i have a heating pad that i heat in the microwave and have it on my stomach, i hate having those cramps.
@Kelian (768)
• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Nov 06
I use Baralgin. I’ve tried the stretches but when the cramps are bad the stretches make no difference.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
When I do get them, I take aleeve. Works wonders! But I usually just drink water which doesn't help me when I'm feeling bloated.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Exercise works for me. Even a slow walk will help ease the pain.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
Exercise works for me. Even a slow walk will help ease the pain.
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@mistypq (673)
27 Nov 06
Im odd I grab a bag of ice and slam it on my leg. I only get cramp in my legs.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
25 Nov 06
use to be a hot bath and a heating pad for me.
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@annsweets (2046)
• United States
20 Nov 06
i usually don't get that much cramps, but when i do i take tylenol or drink lipton orange and spice tea.good luck to ya
@MrsAdvice (623)
• United States
7 Nov 06
My mother used to get them so bad she would be bedridden and in extreme pain for days. When she started taking a nutritional supplement called, "Reliv" she no longer had the problem anymore. Years later, she went through her change without any side effects at all. Look for JaniceCaswell on this site if you want more information about reliv. It works!
@chelle350 (136)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Heating pads work wonders. So do hot baths sometimes. And Aleve is really the only thing that works for me. Pamprin or whatever has too much caffeine in it. Makes me sick.
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@alchemistrx (2591)
• Philippines
7 Nov 06
you need to get some exercise to prevent cramps orjust Ibuprofen if you don't like to exercis.
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@lalav1 (1056)
• United States
7 Nov 06
For me two Aleve was the only thing that would help and/or a hot bath. If your cramps continue to get worse and worse you may want to go to your gynecologist and get a pelvic ultra sound, (doesn't hurt). My cramps got so bad, I couldn't sit down at work and finally found out I had an ovarian cyst that was growing bigger everytime I had my period. I ended up having surgery and they found I had endometriosis and two cysts, the size of chicken eggs. The surgery went well. I do not miss having periods, have early menopause, but have hot flashes under control by taking the generic brand of Remifemin.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Not much. Perhaps a warm bath to soak in.
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@sweety2006 (1415)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I usually take tylenol, or do yoga.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Good golly, cramps suck. I am suffering with so may problems having to deal with Menopause, PMS, and having my period. I don't have cramps as much as I have hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. The cramps I do get are tolerable. It is the other crap that sucks.
@sunrisekn (1468)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I drink chamomile tea and keep socks on my feet. I don't get them bad, I just get a slight ache, but if my feet get cold I get the full effect.