Painful Cramps

United States
February 1, 2007 9:32am CST
My female organs go through painful short periods during my time of the month. It gets to the point where I can't stand up. I have some pain killers that I take for other problems and would like to know any tips other than "drink more water" to relieve the pain. Thanks.
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@drsali (26)
• India
8 Aug 07
actually abdominal pain(stomach pain ) during periods is quite common.take compelete rest,and there is specified tablet for this kind of pain,which has less side effects than any other pain killer,that is MEFTAL SPAS.u can use this tablet every month.if u have pain.
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• United States
19 Aug 07
Thanks for the tip, I'll research it. Currently they have stopped since I am pregnant.
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Well, I used to have some of these problems myself in the past, and they are NO FUN. I have taken some Herbal remedies myself that have seemed to help a lot when it comes to problems like that. Have you talked to your Dr. about this to see if there is something that they might suggest? I know sometimes all they can say is you will overcome it in time. Best of Luck with this.
• United States
13 Feb 07
Actually I have talked to the doc and tried a variety of meds but it looks like they are going to do a full hysterectomy after I have my next kiddo. Until then I just have to bear with it.
• India
10 Feb 07
i think you drink hot tea to remove the pain.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
I know there are certain kinds of tea I could drink, but I'm not sure WHICH kinds those are. Any ideas?
• United States
3 Feb 07
Talk to your doctor. Your doctor can prescribe you something for that, because intense pain during your cycle is not right. More than likely, birth control will be prescribed. You can try using a heating pad on your stomach during your cycle to help relax the muscles in your stomach which will lighten the pain. You can also soak in a warm bath.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Thanks for the feedback. I can't take birth control right now due to interaction issues, so the docs have said pain killers is the way. The heating pad and warm bath are both great ideas!
• United States
2 Feb 07
Your cramps could be due to a vitamin and mineral deficiency, if I were you I would research it further, the answer may be as simple as a daily suppliment...SS
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• United States
13 Feb 07
Thanks. You may be right. My body is constantly adjusting its vitamin load. Part of my genetic disability causes my body not to process a certain vitamin and to balance that out, other things are thrown out of whack.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
1 Feb 07
Have you seen a doctor for this problem? If you haven't, maybe you'd like to consider it, just to make sure that it's nothing serious, especially if pain killers do not help. Take care.
• United States
13 Feb 07
Of course I have seen a doctor :-) Thanks for mentioning it though.