11year old daughter on her period

Sharita - posted on 08/06/2016 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 11 year old started her period a few months ago and I was wondering if there is any medicine that will help with her cramps? She has really bad cramps. I feel so bad for her

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/07/2016

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Ibuprofen and a heating pad on the cramps. Works like a charm.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/06/2016

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So... me pointing out that you are using an inappropriate and dangerous dosage is inappropriate, nasty and unnecessary? Hmm...

Sorry, Danielle, but pointing out inappropriate drug use is none of those things. You recommend a STRONG dose of anything. That is your very first sentence.

You hid the slightly more appropriate dosing advice in the middle of your post. Some parents don't pay close enough attention to detail, and someone could be severely injured or have serious medical compliations. You should also cite any sources when showing dosages, as I did.

Sorry you got offended, but not really my problem. Besides that, others found the response helpful.

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2016

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As a nurse, I would advise Ibuprofen over tylenol (acetaminophen) for menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and as well as pain reliever, acetaminophen is for pain only...

Dove - posted on 08/06/2016

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Exercise and chocolate. ;) lol Or what Shawnn said. I have also heard that Magnesium can help w/ period symptoms, but I do not know from experience... or what a good dosage to recommend would be.

At 11 I 'believe' my daughters were only taking 200mg of ibuprofen, but I can't remember when they were big/old enough that the doctor upped the dose to 400mg. That is what they take now at 14 though.

One of my girls only has cramps for the first day or two, but for the other it is pretty much like she has the flu for the first 12-36 hours. It sucks (for her)! I did just recently buy a generic brand of Midol to see if that does her any better since her issue isn't just cramps... but the box says for 12 and up, so you would have to ask a doctor first if you were to try something like that for her.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/06/2016

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Physicians recommend regular, OTC ibuprofen.

Use recommended dosage for age.

you do not need "strong" anything. Ibuprofen is what is recommended by multiple physicians that I have asked. No one in this area will even begin to think about prescribing anything stronger.

Furthermore, the poster below is NOT using paracetamol in the recommended dosage. The maximum amount of paracetamol for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. Taking more paracetamol could cause damage to your liver. (https://www.drugs.com/paracetamol.html)

I get that you, Danielle, are an adult, and get to choose whether or not you want to overdose on a pain med, but recommending such an extensive dose is irresponsible. you shouldn't even MENTION dosing, other than to say 'USE THE RECOMMENDED DOSE FOR AGE/WEIGHT'

Seriously, though, I've suffered from debilitating cramps my entire "female" life, and never had to have anything more than Ibuprofen at the recommended dose, which, for adults, is 600 mg per dose, not to exceed 2400 mg per day.

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Sharita - posted on 08/07/2016

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Thanks again everyone I'm new on this site and all the help is very appreciated and helpful. Oh and by the way I will always read the dose age before giving my children any medicine. You guys rock thanks to u all

Dove - posted on 08/06/2016

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*No mother is stupid enough not to check first or have the common sense to understand what I was saying,

Clearly you haven't been on this page very long....

Danielle - posted on 08/06/2016

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Shawnn I would appreciate if you read comments fully before before writing inappropriate, nasty, unnecessary comments.. I stated that I use painkillers and they work perfectly I wasn't saying overdose your 11 year old little girl.. I also mentioned to check dosages for kids just to bring attention to the for front. No mother is stupid enough not to check first or have the common sense to understand what I was saying, obviously apart from you .. The only things that work for period pain is painkillers that's all I was trying to say.. If you are not feeling good about yourself please go and belittle someone elsewhere.. No time for bad minded people!!

Danielle - posted on 08/06/2016

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Strong paracetamol, Since I was 12 years old I have had endured excruciating pains, even to the point where I am nearly sick with the agony, I am 38 now and still suffer. As soon my periods start I take two sometimes even three paracetamol every 4 hours for at least the first two days, till the pain subsides as the periods get lighter. I am aware your daughter is only 11 so be sure to get the right ones dosage etc,I wouldn't be able to get threw without them and they work a treat for me.

Hope this helps

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