Ok, if you are reading this post and you are a guy, please be aware, you have been warned. =) Ladies, this is all about pain relief for cramps. Feel free to leave now, I won’t hold it against you, but seriously, I have stumbled across an old friend, and this stuff really works !!!!!! =) =)

A little background… since I had my foxling, I suffer from the WORST cramps. Mind-bending, migraine-inducing, throwing up cramps. I have tried everything from Valium and Codeine to herbal tea, with mixed results. I now have a small arsenal at my disposal, and The Professor knows not to bother coming home if I do not have what I need those 4 days a month. I find a lot of relief with hot baths, a heating pad, light bouncing and rubbing lavender essential oil mixed with jojoba oil on my lower abdomen twice a day during those bad times. I do not like to use ibuprofen, but nothing else I can buy over the counter comes close to helping.

Lo and behold, while I was perusing the PDR drug reference, I came across Magnesium Salicyate, and the light bulb turned on ! When I had my miscarriages, I was given this med by IV, and it slowed down the uterine contractions. So… being the little devil that I am, I searched the web for an OTC pain reliever for cramps, with the mag salicyate and a diuretic, since I only drink de-caf now. I was getting really aggravated, because in Europe you can buy any manner of meds at the pharmacy without a script, and here you have to show a script or ID card to get good cough syrup, for goodness sake ! At any rate, I scored, and found 1, that is right, just ONE product sold OTC with the meds I was looking for. PAMPRIN Cramp Formula… and boy, did my body respond. For the first time on 3 days, I can bend over without seeing stars ! If you suffer during your moon time, I would highly recommend trying this Pamprin… it is the next best thing to a great bottle of wine and a few girlfriends coming over to cheer you up !


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. CombatBabe
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 19:20:46

    I’m cramping pretty badly today. It’s no fun. :-/


  2. tishmoon
    Jul 10, 2013 @ 20:31:24

    Try some lavender EO on your tummy and chug some ice cold cucumber water… won’t make it go away, but will help. =) The more hydrated you are, the easier on your body… I am one who does not like to drink a lot of water, but force myself to drink at least 10-12 glasses daily during my moon time. Tastes great with watermelon slivers and mint, too ! Umm… oh bother, TMI again ! =)


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