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How to get rid of bad cramps?
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An_248493 posted:
I recently just started getting really bad cramps in my back when i get my period. I tried working out and taking aspirin and nothing seems to really work.

Is there anything that will help?
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Char888 responded:
You need to get a sonagram and pap smear immediately!
 
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Anon_6061 responded:
NSAID's ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin) and naproxen (such as Aleve) are usually more effective in relieving cramps. They can also reduce flow and according to this site http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0005200/ "heavier periods are often associated with more intense pain." Aspirin thins the blood so it can make periods heavier and therefore may make cramps worse.

Some, but not all, of the menstrual relief products (Midol, Pamprin) have acetaminophen (a.k.a. paracetamol) (Tylenol) but according to this article, it's not as effective as ibuprofen and naproxen - http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/01/26/us-nsaids-acetaminophen-idUSTRE60P5AB20100126. Be sure to check the list of active ingredients on the product.

Since taking too much of any analgesic isn't good for the stomach, you don't want to overdo it but for a few days during your period shouldn't be a problem. Be sure to take these meds at the first sign of cramps for maximum benefit.


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