I've been wanting to know some solutions to bad cramps. When my period comes along I can't even get out of bed, ibuprofen doesn't help. Is there anything I can do to manage the pain?

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  • Jojo1084


    Have you tried a TENS machine? Also, I take a combination of Tylenol and ibuprofen, sometimes I need both.

  • MichealB


    I stop drinking coffee and switch to energy drinks and drink more water. Coffee makes it worse for me. You can switch tylenol and ibuprofen every 2 hours and it helps keep it at a lower level. But I did take the depo shot for the pain and that worked well

    • CJHM


      what is depo shot

      • MichealB


        it's a birth control shot that usually stops periods entirely

  • ayaya


    “Dong quai” is an herbal supplement that has helped me immensely. It helps with dysmenorrhea and to balance hormones. I take it 2 weeks up until my period once daily and then 2x daily the week of my period and then I stop taking it for a couple of weeks. It took a couple of cycles for it to really kick in but it has lessened my cramps immensely. Sometimes all I need is a few ibuprofen/Tylenol to top it off but for the most part it has helped me so much. I recommend doing some research on it to see if it’s the right fit but I’m so grateful I found this supplement. Good luck:)

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