Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

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Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby slmkhoo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:57 am

My 16yo daughter occasionally gets bad menstrual cramps. Panadol helps but doesn't always provide total relief. Panadol Menstrual apparently reduces fluid retention but doesn't address the cramping? Is there anything else I can get for her? OTC or by prescription? Thanks!

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:10 am

Do you believe in TCM? When I was much younger, I used to take "Bai Fong Wan" to relieve the cramps. Works to a certain extent.

It also helps when I cut down the so-called cold/cooling stuff.

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby ngl2010 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:29 am

Hot water bottle helps :wink:

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby 33mama » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:48 pm

Hot milo helps.

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby happyheart » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:23 pm

boiled old ginger with water, add a little gula Melaka. It relieves bloatedness, perhaps can help in cramps.

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby slmkhoo » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:17 am

Thanks for the tips. We're not so into the hot water bottles (in Singapore!) and various brews and my daughter doesn't take cold drinks or food anyway. I'm going to get some ibuprofen or naproxen which are the usual medications recommended. They work differently from paracetamol.

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby KSmom8 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:21 am

I take Synflex when the cramps are really bad. Available by prescription and to be taken with Veragel. There's a generic painkiller but Synflex is the original. The original works better on me.

You can consult the doctor about it. For me, it's the only thing that works when the cramps and headaches get really bad.

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:43 am

ngl2010 wrote:Hot water bottle helps :wink:


33mama wrote:Hot milo helps.


Interesting...so hot milo better than hot water inside bottle? :scratchhead:

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Re: Quick relief from menstrual cramps?

Postby Sun_2010 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 am

Nebbermind wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:Hot water bottle helps :wink:


33mama wrote:Hot milo helps.


Interesting...so hot milo better than hot water inside bottle? :scratchhead:


:slapshead:
Bro, let me complete the sentences for ya
Drinking hot milo helps.
Placing hot water bottles ( aka hot packs ) against the abdomen helps.

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