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Severe cramping, hot and cold flashes,nausea and headache on the first day of periods. No relief with ibuprofen. Remedy?

I have a period that last 7 days but the first day I cramp really bad i get cold and hot flashes I just wanna sit on the toilet I get naueous and a headache I get in the shower with hot water and it makes it hard for me to breath and faint ... I took ibuprofen but over their years I feel like it doesn t work anymore and I have really heavy periods .
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Your symptoms suggest that you are experiencing the effects of prostaglandins released just at the time of onset of a period and there on. To obtain relief, a combination of Mefenamic acid, which has anti-prostaglandin effect and an anti-spasmodic to relieve the cramping pain has always been shown to be useful. The amount of blood flow is also lessened to some extent. If you do not find any relief, you may need further evaluation by a specialist and further management. Wish you good health.
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