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How to get rid of cramps ?

WITHOUT using medication. Is there any home remedies or something to relieve cramps? or do I have to take pills, I usually take motrin ib but I ran out and taking pills are bad anyway. So.. anyway to get rid of cramps using other things besides medication/pills? I m 18 btw.
Asked On : Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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I'm 18 too, and I've had horrible cramps for 7 years of menstruation. Motrin doesn't do anything, I don't know why you bother, midol is almost decent, but if you have really bad cramps it's not good enough. The only thing I've found to work, which sucks in the summer cuz it's hella hot anyways, is a heating pad. I don't take medicine unless I'm practically dying, but for years I was on birth control simply to control my cramping. Ask your doctor about it, if you are interested, it does help. Besides that, You can lay on a heating pad, it's the only all natural way I know of, besides those remedies that taste nasty and are hella expensive. Also they say potassium helps, but I eat bananas almost every morning, never done anything for my cramping. lol
Answered: Tue, 22 Dec 2009
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Its best done while sitting over the toilet. Massage your lower abdomen (over the ovaries) in a circular motion with slight pressure. It will help pass the clots and ease the cramps some.
Answered: Fri, 8 Oct 2010
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