Do you suffer from painful menstrual cramps? I do and used to take ibuprofen during that time of the month like it was going out of style. I would sometimes take 4 tablets or 800 milligrams just to relieve my painful cramps.
The problem with taking so much ibuprofen month after month is that there can be some minor and major side effects. Some of these are:
- Intestinal bleeding
- Ringing in the ears
- Itching Skin
- Shortness of breath
- Up to 15 percent of patients taking NSAIDs such as ibuprofen may experience mild elevations in liver, or hepatic, tests, warns RxList. These lab test abnormalities may be temporary or worsen with continued use of these painkillers. RxList also notes that in rare cases, severe hepatic effects such as jaundice, liver necrosis, or cell death, and even liver failure may occur.
- Rxlist lists several kidney, or renal, effects due to the long-term use of NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. These include renal papillary necrosis, or cell death, renal toxicity and other renal injuries. Renal toxicity has also been seen in some patients.
- According to RxList, ibuprofen may negatively interact with the normal elimination of other medications, increasing their toxicity in the body. An example of this is the psoriasis medication methotrexate, which may be inhibited from kidney filtration if taken with NSAIDs such as ibuprofen. The increased levels of drug toxins in the blood can then accumulate in the liver.
When I found Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps homeopathic tablets, I was skeptical. I have been using several Hyland’s homeopathic products in the past two years but had never tried anything for menstrual cramps because mine are so severe.
I finally decided to order Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps on one of my Vitacost orders. I actually let the bottle sit in our cabinet through one of my cycles and then this last cycle, I pulled the bottle out and thought, “Why not give it a try?” Well, I can honestly say I wish I would not have waited so long to order this product and to then use it! These little tablets are amazing and worked so well at relieving my menstrual cramps! Wow!
Here is a description of Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps right from the Hyland’s website:
Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps is a traditional homeopathic formula for the relief of symptoms of cramps associated with the menstrual period. Working without contraindications or side effects, Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps stimulates your body’s natural healing response to relieve symptoms. Hyland’s Menstrual Cramps can be used in conjunction with other medications.
Another way that I have gotten great relief from menstrual cramps is by using a menstrual cup.
It’s all about the journey…
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