Menstrual Cycle: Dealing With Cramps
Most women have painful cramps from their period from time to time. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps with Reference over-the-counter medicine Opens New Window and home treatment.
- Pain medicine and home treatment can help ease cramps.
- Stay ahead of the pain. Take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as ibuprofen (Advil, for example) as soon as you feel cramps or on the day before you get your period.
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|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 22, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology