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Suggest me a medicine that relieves cramps? not midol, aleve, or tylenol.


Asked by yummysmummy at 1:50 AM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Health

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  • Start taking just plain old generic Aspirin about 4 days before your expected period. Aspirin acts as a prostaglandin, and will help reduce some of the problems associated with menstruation. The trick is though, you have to take it days before. Also, you can use Black Cohosh or Evening Primrose Oil. Some women say it helps. GL

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:46 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Pamprin is good. Ibprophen is pretty awsome too !

    Answer by Wish2Be at 7:37 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Skip the drugs and head straight for a hot pack you can put across your lower abdomen.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:39 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Besides some natural things (magnesium, heating pad, etc), I like Excedrin Menstrual - works better for me than other OTC meds. But sometimes it's so bad, even with all the other stuff, I have to take a percocet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:56 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • A heating pad is what I use. I get terrible cramps and none of those work, but laying down and putting my heating pad across my abdomen helps.

    Answer by clumm at 12:22 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Here are a few things that will help with your cramps: apple bark(get it at the health food store), calendula, (health food store), cinnamon, you can get it at the grocery store, ginger, ( you can get it at the grocery store too.) lemon balm, (health food store), lilac, (health food store), marjoram(grocery store). You can make a tea out of ginger root and drink that for your cramps. :)

    Answer by stitchintime at 2:34 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • eat pineapple before your expected period

    Answer by nowmommyof2 at 1:58 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Abdominal? use some mint tea for bloating, but for muscle aches and tightness use mint balm, absorbine jr. , icy= hot-- (rub), heat lamps, like red light beam]

    other aches or sore feet, use salt bath soaks; hot compresses, hot pads, or ice bags.

    otherwise just rub those muscles, walk, rest, & . OR. take a warm bath.

    Answer by coffeeyum at 1:59 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • That's a good idea ^^^. I also believe that it's either the fresh sweet cherries or bing cherries that help relieve pain. You could also apply heat, drink a glass or two of hot chamomile tea.

    Answer by proudmom2510 at 2:03 AM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Take a magnesium supplement or take an epsom salt bath (epson salt is magnesium sulfate); magnesium relaxes muscles and is safer than any OTC pain reliever.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:10 AM on Apr. 28, 2011