Menstrual Pain - Off Pain Meds
My January labs revealed my liver was failing (test results jumped from 18 to 70... how bad is that?)
My doc took me off all over the counter meds of any type, but most especially the pain meds, no tylenol, advil etc. She also stopped the sodium diclofenate. She gave me tramadol for emergencies, but only right before I go to bed. She also gave me Soma, a muscle relaxer if I need it right before bed. In general I think I have done pretty well considering it's been 5 years since I went a day without pain meds.
The biggest problem I have is menstrual cramps... I can't live in a hot bath, or take a heating pad to work... I've had two really bad periods.
Does anyone have other suggestions?
Pilates and Menstral Cramps
This might sound a little out there but you could try practicing Pilates and breathing. It will strengthen your muscles and also help relax them too. I also agree w/doing acupuncture it's very amazing at helping all kinds of pain. I've been off all my meds since doing acupuncture and herbs and that was eight years ago. I'm a BIG believer in Eastern Medicine.