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Period Pain Treatments

Period pain is common and a normal part of your menstrual cycle. Most women get it at some point in their lives. It’s usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the stomach, which can spread to the back and thighs. The pain sometimes comes in intense spasms, while at other times, it may be dull but more constant. It may also vary with each period. We at The Family Chemist have prescription anti-inflammatory treatments to help make the pain bearable. Fill in our consultation for a quick delivery to your home address.

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Period Pain FAQs

Naproxen or Mefenamic Acid are prescription anti-inflammatory tablets available to purchase from The Family Chemist. They are more effective than the traditional over the counter medication. We recommend that you use these medications alongside stomach protection tablets like a PPI which you can purchase from our website.
You can take paracetamol alongside anti-inflammatory medication to provide further pain relief. However, if you are continually experiencing heavy painful periods then you may want to explore contraceptives which can regulate the release of your hormones. Make sure you read the patient information leaflet carefully as there may be hints and tips on how to use your medication correctly or feel free to call us for some advice. However, there can be occasions where the treatments don’t work or suit you. In this case we recommend you contact your GP at your earliest opportunity for further advice.

If you need any help or advice, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or your GP.

Prior to purchasing naproxen tablets, it’s important to be aware of the potential impact on your stomach, especially when used over a long period of time.

Studies have demonstrated that the prolonged use of NSAIDs such as naproxen can result in the development of peptic ulcer disease. This condition is characterized by painful ulcers forming in the lining of the stomach or small intestine.

If you regularly take Naproxen and have a higher chance of developing a stomach ulcer, The Family Chemist recommends a medicine to safeguard your stomach.

A proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Omeprazole, is helpful in protecting the stomach while taking naproxen, an NSAID. By inhibiting the production of stomach acid, it significantly lowers the risk of stomach ulcers and other gastric issues.

Proton pump inhibitors are a type of medication that is frequently prescribed for the treatment of acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

To safeguard your stomach and prevent discomfort, it’s crucial to consume naproxen with a meal or immediately after eating.

To ensure adequate protection for the stomach lining when taking Naproxen, it is recommended to take Omeprazole before eating. This will allow Omeprazole to be fully absorbed by the body, preparing the stomach for Naproxen.

You can take Omeprazole capsules with or without food, but make sure to take them in the morning before taking Naproxen.

Period pain, or dysmenorrhea, is commonly caused by the uterus contracting to shed its lining. It’s a normal part of the menstrual cycle for many women. Pain can range from mild to severe and is typically felt in the lower abdomen. It can also be associated with nausea, headaches, and diarrhoea.

Effective home remedies for period pain include applying heat (like a hot water bottle or heat pad) to your lower abdomen, taking warm baths, practicing relaxation techniques or yoga, and doing light exercise. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can also help. Staying hydrated and avoiding alcohol and tobacco can reduce bloating and discomfort.

Yes, lifestyle changes can help reduce period pain. Regular exercise, maintaining a healthy diet, managing stress, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol can all have a positive impact. Some women find that reducing caffeine intake and increasing consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish and flaxseeds, can also be beneficial.

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