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Horrible period cramps? Any help on how to get rid of them?

I have been having some horrible period cramps and I general tylenol and all the otc meds are not even touching the pain. Anyone have any way to get them to go away?

 
Im-HiDdEn

Asked by Im-HiDdEn at 2:34 PM on Jan. 27, 2013 in Health

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  • You might not believe this, but there's an acupressure point that a friend showed me, and it really works. I had a hard time knowing how to describe it, so I copied the paragraph below from www.livestrong.com, which also recommends acupressure and Ibuprofen (Advil.)

    The Grandfather Grandson point is one of the most important points to relieve any type of menstrual pain, according to "Healing with Pressure Point Therapy" by Jack Forem and licensed acupuncturist Steve Shimer. Locate the joint where your big toe meets the foot. From the joint, move your finger two thumb widths along the bone towards your ankle. Slide your finger just below the bone and apply moderate pressure with your thumbs.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:45 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Therma Care menstrual heat wraps or a heating pad. I alternate every 2 hours between Tylenol & Advil & use a muscle relaxer when I can stay home & curl up in a ball :/

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 3:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Hysterectomy....the ultimate cure all! Sorry.... what these girls said. Cramps suck
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 3:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I had the Mirena IUD placed to get rid of horrible AFs. Worked, too.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Use Advil, I take 3 at a time...lots of chocolate : D
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:35 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • I have not had cramps in years but when I did in my early 20s I taught myself to meditate and this worked for me.
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 2:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Naproxen.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Aleve is good also which is Naproxen.
    sarasmommy777

    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 2:39 PM on Jan. 27, 2013

  • Hmm... I may have to run and pick some of that up. Thanks girls!
    Im-HiDdEn

    Comment by Im-HiDdEn (original poster) at 2:48 PM on Jan. 27, 2013