Remadies for Period Pain

Julia - posted on 10/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter gets bad cramps but ibuprophen based pain killers make her REALLY depressed. Any suggestions?

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Toni - posted on 11/13/2009

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I agree with Elizabeth, I was given Naproxen and it worked for me so I asked the doc, for prescriptions for my girls, I told her that I had given the girls some of mine and it seemed to help so she wrote them each a prescription, we also use the hot pads and cut back on the caffeine.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/12/2009

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Naproxen Sodium is really good for cramps, Iv have always had severe cramps. The doc put me on Naproxen when I was a child. Now I take over the counter Naproxen but the prescription does work better. The key is take them at the first sign she is starting her period and to make sure to take more before it wears off. A lot of times once the pain starts it is really hard to stop it. Prevention is the key with menstural cramps.

Krista - posted on 11/02/2009

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Tynenal arthritis is great and it sounds strange and its cheaper then all the stuff out there but it does say on the bottle for mentral cramps. Trust me all the girls thought I was strange then tried it and it works wonders. You will be surprised what else its good for. Hope that helps!

User - posted on 10/29/2009

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I would see an OB/GYN. My daughter had such severe cramps that she wasn't herself. Sometimes with the breakthrough bleeding, she would have cramps when she wasn't actually having her period. I saw someone when I was young - I remember. The OB/GYN can go over options with you. My daughter didn't have to have a pelvic exam either, which I thought was a plus.

Dawn - posted on 10/10/2009

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Im guessing you are talking about cramps from having her period. If so believe me midol helps so much. Also have her put a heating pad on it helps. Sometimes if she can bear it going out for short walks help. The cramping partially comes from the blood clotting up inside and not passing through smoothly

Katherine - posted on 10/10/2009

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P.S. The Motrin dosage for painful periods is 800 mg (quite a bit more than the regular dosage.) You should consult your own pediatrician.

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Drink lots (around 2 to 3 qts) of water a day. Cut out caffeine. Also the water needs to be "clean" water, not city as it has fluoride and other poisons in it. It honestly can help with that and any other medical problems. A good book on the subject is "You Body's Many Cries For Water"

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Hi Julia,
I suffered sever cramps as a kid and still do to this day if I don't take care of myself. Have her limit her caffeine intake, eat healthy and exercise regularly. If she already does this try adding more calcium to her diet, calcium helps the muscles relax. As Sherry mentioned a heating pad works wonders, along with Midol (I think it's better than Pamprin, but that's my opinion). Warm tea seems to help too, if she doesn't like tea try hot chocolate. If nothing is helping bring it up to your family doctor, s/he can help figure something out.
Hope some of this helps.
~Blessed be~

Sherry - posted on 10/06/2009

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I did not know ibupropnen could cause depression. But, I am sure they made Midol or Pamprin, some type of over the counter medication for cramps with acidomiphen...I would look for one....When I was having that problem...I put a heating pad on my lower abdomen, and it would ease the pain....hope it helps...

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