I get really bad cramps when I'm on my period
I get really bad cramps during my period. Once the aspirin wears off, I’m in such pain. What can I do?
For one, ditch the aspirin for ibuprofen. “It’s the best medication for menstrual cramps,” says Ob/Gyn Dr. Kimberly Moran Turner. “Advil, Motrin and Nuprin stop uterine contractions, which cause cramps.”
Dr. Turner also says heat is a great way to cure cramp pain. Have you tried hot water bottles or heating pads? Or try new mini-heating pads you can actually wear in public. ThermaCare Therapeutic HeatWraps are available at www.ThermaCare.com. Stick them near your abdomen in the front of your underwear, and the thin pads provide low-level relaxing warmth for eight straight hours. Aaah…
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