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    Default Pain management

    As the topic suggests, what do you take to manage severe cramping and pains? My gyno prescribed ponstan but it doesn't do much. I've just started taking nurofen zavance but wondered what else works for other endo sufferers.

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    Hi!!

    I found the neurofen zavance pretty good as well. None of the period pain meds, panadol etc works for me.

    I did use codine tabs once when it wad very bad but my stomach really hates it and i dont like the thought of taking it long term.

    Not sure about you ladies but (tmi alert) I get lots of nausea and my tummy goes when the pain is bad so I found peppermint and chammomile tea great!

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    Ps and of course the staple wheat packs... One on my tummy and one.on my back

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    Nurofen. Hot shower and a heat pack. After not having a period since August last year I am not looking forward to it returning .

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    Hi i also suffer terribly and my relied on nurofen zavance for years. Recently my specialist recommended voltarin as its a great anti inflamitry and also relaxes the muscles. A wheat heat pack is a must!!!!
    unfortunately this is about all you can do, but i do find that if i get onto the voltarin before the pain gets unbearable then the result is so much better.
    I hope this helps.

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    I used evening primrose oil which funnily enough, mu gp suggested. Go to a health food store and they will help with the natural remedies. I tried ponstan, mercyndol, panadol etc but nothing worked. The natural remedies did. I don't remember which ones they were, I remember the evening primrose oil and a B complex? and one more. I took them a few days before I got my period and the pain was not as severe. It was still there but manageable. I also suffered from endometriosis so my periods were on steroids lol.
    Good luck. I hope you find what works for you.

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    Actually some thing you can try which my doc prescribed but you would need a prescription is Cyklokapron its to thin out heavy bleeding and you only take them on the days that are heavy and they should help you have a lighter and less painful period. I didn't personally get amazing results but i believe that's due to the endo im waiting to have removed.

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    Hi all!! I've been an Endo suffer for about 10 years now (only officially diagnosed April 2011)
    I have survived on Tramadol, night strength mersendol and funnily enough I found a cool ice pack helped me! I find heat makes cramping worse?!?

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    My gyno told me the Mirena coil can help significantly with the pain. I had it for about 8 months, while they played around with my diagnosis- my stomach cramps werent as severe while I had it- but i guess if your trying to concieve this issnt the answer.

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    Panadol and panadine, sometimes neurofen plus and panadine forte depending on the severity. Ive pretty much had panadine forte on tap from my GP but I don;t like taking such strong pain meds unless necessary.

    I also dont get a great deal of 'pain'. What I suffer is symptoms of blood loss and low blood pressure during my periods. (light headed, memory fuge, exhaustion) and I get bad back pain. But hot showers and heat packs are a great relief.

    I had surgery years ago and have not had mid cycle pains since then.


 

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