Patient Comments: Menstrual Cramps - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your menstrual cramps?

Published: July 22

Every time I exercise about 2 weeks prior to actually getting my period, I get very bad cramps and if I exercise for more than 10 minutes, they get severe and don't stop till maybe 20-30 minutes after, sometimes more. Does that happen to any of you? I think I'm the only one this happens to.

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Published: July 28

You are probably just ovulating- this happens midway through your cycle. When I ovulate, I tend to get pretty severe cramping on the side that the egg is coming from (so it alternates from month to month. I don't think it has anything to do with you exercizing. You should take some Aleve or something to minimize the pain.

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