... cramps? I am suffering from period cramps in my lower back. If I take this medication will it help ease the pain?
Acetaminophen/Butalbital/Caffeine - Can I take this medication for a back ache due to menstrual?
Question posted by across35 on 30 Nov 2012
Last updated on 27 December 2017
Speaking from experience and extensive research, extreme menstrual cramps are not normal. It took me 10 years and seven different doctors to get a diagnosis of stage 4 endometriosis. Not saying that that's necessarily your issue but severe period cramps are not normal. The amount of money that the FDA gives endometriosis research each year it's pathetic. That's why a lot of people don't know details about the disease that is incurable. Even doctors are ignorant about the disease. I've had 6 different doctors basically tell me I'm crazy and that it's all in my head. And then you have the other doctors that accuse you of having drug seeking Behavior because you're in so much pain and you go to the doctor. My advice to you is to seek a second third fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth tenth opinion. Don't let anyone including doctors who claimed to be specialist tell you that a will you just have really bad period cramps.
And of course I'm not going to give you medical advice because I am not a doctor however, do not take the drug Lupron!!! It is toxic to the body. The FDA has covered up reports going 25 years back of how this medication affects women. What it was made for is used to treat prostate cancer. Pretty much what doctors try to do when you have severe menstrual cramps is to try to stop your cycle. And that's all fine good and well but it does not in any way shape or form fix the problem. Most women suffer detrimental side effects from the medication even taking it only a couple of times. And in any case even if it did give you some relief it's basically putting a Band-Aid over the problem it's not treating the problem. And unfortunately the only way to get a diagnosis of endometriosis is by doing exploratory laparoscopic surgery. Basically, you should be able to take some ibuprofen for your period cramps and get some relief or Aleve or Tylenol or something of that nature. Put it this way, look up endometriosis, get educated about this horrible incurable disease that one in 10 women suffer from. The amount of funding that the FDA gives to do research about endometriosis is appalling I know I said that before but I'll say it again it's ridiculous and the reason why, as far as I'm concerned, is because we have been conditioned to think that horrible. Cramps are normal and some people have worse ones than others. And that's just simply not the case. I know your post was a few years ago but I am new to this form and it showed up on my email so I had to reply. I hope you are doing much better and if you would like to correspond with me I would be more than happy to do so. I wish you the best. And to answer the question that you actually asked yes that medication can help with menstrual cramps it can help with any kind of pain because it has Tylenol in it and butalbital is a barbituate, so of course it will help
I believe this is more commonly prescribed for tension headaches. A heating pad might also help you as well as limiting your sodium or salt intake... avoiding things like soda because of the higher sodium content and herbal teas can also be soothing. I want to add, too, that moderate exercise like walking can also help ease back aches. From my own experience, the more exercise I did during that time of month, the better I felt.
As with anything containing Acetaminophen... be very careful how much you take in any given 24 hour period. Also be mindful of consuming other products or beverages containing caffeine. You CAN have too much of a good thing.
Motrin, Nuprin, Advil and Pamprin are also good for those menstrual cramps...
Be well and take good care of YOU! Happy Holiday to you, too.
Acetaminophen will help with the pain and the menstrual cramps.
Acetaminophen/butalbital/caffeine is used in the treatment of headache and belongs to the drug class analgesic combinations.
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