advil for heavy period - i know i shouldn't but i'm desperate!

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Roni
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone have any experience taking advil for just 1 or 2 days while crohn's was mild/moderate?
 
I just want to take one or two today and tomorrow to slow down my menstrual bloodflow (sorry guys).
 
Any tips or advice to slow excessive bleeding other than advil?

Irishmom4
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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I take them for 1 or 2 days a month then stop. Sometimes I have problems and sometimes not. Good Luck
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
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spookyh
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   Posted 6/30/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a birth control pill. Only one light period every three months. Works for me!
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
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Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/1/2009 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I read somewhere and also told my wife this. You should drink lots of water before and during your cycle and it is supposed to help with the pain. My wife has tried it and agrees that it hass helped and she does not need the pain meds as much.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
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   Posted 7/1/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
There are times when I get headaches that are not relieved by my pain meds and I have on occasion taking Aleve or Ibruprofen. I think you will be okay if you only take it once or twice. But do keep an eye on things just in case.
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Roni
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   Posted 7/2/2009 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone.
 
Spooky, I just saw a commercial about bcp like that one; a period every 3 mos. Which one are you on and is it safe for CD?

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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I take a regular birth control pill, but my doctor has me skipping ALL of my periods. I can have them whenever I feel the need to (like if I start to spot, then I figure it's time to have one). I have probably 2 a year. My periods were all messed up, causing me pain, weird off and on bleeding and TERRIBLE headaches. So this has been a god send for me!

I can't have any NSAIDS since I bled badly (ulcer in the TI ) while taking them.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Lexapro.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
MIDOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And gentlemen just for the record when a hurting hormonal woman (who is about to have her head spin around and vomit pea soup) asks you to go get a box and you forget your cell phone. BUY one of each of them. If you only have money for one box, go with MAXIMUM strength.
No it is not the same as advil or tylenol. Pamprin is ok, but MIDOL is the way to go!
Enough said.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 7/2/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Navy! Would you happen to be hormonal at this time?! :)

spookyh
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   Posted 7/3/2009 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Roni said...
Thanks everyone.


Spooky, I just saw a commercial about bcp like that one; a period every 3 mos. Which one are you on and is it safe for CD?


My gynecologist initially prescribed one called something like Jasmine. But my insurance wouldn't cover it, since it had to be dispensed in packs of 3 (you got one period every 3 months). So she took the generic I was taking (Lutera) and wrote the scrip to exclude the inactive pills (they're still in the package, you just don't take them). She said I could take the pill continuously if I wanted, and that she had several patients who do. I usually start to spot at around 3 or 4 months though, and stop taking the pill at that time for a brief period. So much better than before the pills! No pain, a light flow that only lasts 3 or so days, and my anemia is much better.

I've been taking the pill for 7 years or so. I personally don't have any problems with it. However, some people think it's bad for your gut because it encourages yeast to grow. I take probiotics and eat yogurt, so have never felt like yeast was a problem for me.

I've seen commercials for something called Stop the Flow. Apparently, they can "scorch" your uterus so that the lining never grows again. No more period ever. Now that's what I'd love to have done yeah.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/3/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I was so bad, it got to the point I pass out from the blood loss and pain. Thank GOD for Depo.
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Allison77
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   Posted 7/3/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 2 extra strength Gel caps a month, yesterday in fact! (it was a long Canada day/period day) Sometimes I am sore the following day and sometimes I am ok, right now I am ok.
-Allison
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Jen77
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   Posted 7/3/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh no, I tried that depo shot once. I bled for like that whole year!! I was anemic from it, and later a new doctor told me that happens quite a bit. Glad it works for some, but I had figured it worked at BC because you had your period ALWAYS. LOL
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Lexapro.


Roni
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   Posted 7/3/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm still breastfeeding and I bled twice in June and now once in July.
 
My period was gushing/flooding and I had to call an ambulance! I thought I was going to bleed to death! It finally slowed down but for the rest of the week I was still bleeding so heavily bright red blood with big clots!

Ultra sound showed thickening of uterus and poss. fibroids or polyps. Is this common for women with CD?

When will this body of mine work properly!
Grrrrrrr.

Nanners
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   Posted 7/4/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a hysterectomy at 36 (was done having kids anyways) because I was usually miserable 3 weeks out of every month. My personal opinion was it was the best thing I ever did. I had large fibroids on my uterus and we are pretty sure those were the culprits. My SIL had to have a hysterectomy for the same reason. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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