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Suggest treatment for severe menstrual cramps

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Posted on Thu, 3 Nov 2016
Question: I have terrible mental cramps and Advil is not working. I need something that will relieve my pain
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

To clarify -- do you mean muscle cramps or mental cramps (headaches)? That will help me guide treatment suggestions for you.

Dr. Sheppe
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I have severe menstral cramps and have tried every thing from Advil, heating pad, ice etc
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (6 hours later)
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There are a few ways to approach this with over the counter painkillers. One is to make sure you are maximizing your dose of Advil. You can take 800mg up to 4 times a day for a total daily dose of 3200mg. If you are already taking that much, you should mix in Tylenol, 650mg up to 4 times a day for a total daily dose of 2600mg. Hot packs and bed rest will also help. This will pass with time!

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Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. To clarify -- do you mean muscle cramps or mental cramps (headaches)? That will help me guide treatment suggestions for you. Dr. Sheppe