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midol or pamprin?

topic posted Tue, May 30, 2006 - 5:32 PM by  Audrey ♥
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Which is better?

Midol
www.midol.com/index.asp

OR

Pamprin
www.chattem.com/products/pamp.asp

Which one is better at symptoms?
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Audrey  ♥
Los Angeles
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    Re: midol or pamprin?

    Tue, May 30, 2006 - 5:54 PM
    www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp

    Active Ingredients: (in each caplet): Acetaminophen 500mg (Pain Reliever), Caffeine 60mg (Diuretic, Stimulant), Pyrilamine Maleate 15mg (Diuretic)

    Vs.

    www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp

    Active Ingredients: Each tablet contains: Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pamabrom (25 mg), Pyrilamine Maleate (15mg)
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      Re: midol or pamprin?

      Tue, May 30, 2006 - 5:55 PM
      i prefer having the diuretics
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        Tue, May 30, 2006 - 6:16 PM

        I would like to get rid of the bloating and water gain - what do you recommend? (brand name &/or link, please)
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          Tue, May 30, 2006 - 6:35 PM
          having had much experience with menstrual pain, my overall favorite is tylenol w/ codine for intense pain. but really, what is necessary is to be able to detect the pain in its early stages before it gets so intense, if i am able to do this, then regular tylenol or motrin will suffice. never, never have mydol or pamprin done the trick for me. but birth control pills provided a multi-faceted solution to the cramping problem. but once i hit 35, no more birth control pills for me. if you are looking for a natural, gentle approach, dong quai tea will help, or any moon cycle tea if you drink it before and during the time that you might usually be cramping. also, if you want to get rid of cramps, try to eliminate salt from your diet, or at least avoid it a few days before your period and during.
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          Wed, May 31, 2006 - 7:32 PM
          evening primrose oil is great for bloating. When my tits get so sore that I can't stand driving over potholes, I pop a couple of those and it's all good again.
  • Re: midol or pamprin?

    Tue, May 30, 2006 - 6:52 PM
    I love midol. I have no serious opinion about pamprin because I've always used midol, but it probably depends on what are the biggest problems for you individually.
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      Tue, May 30, 2006 - 7:03 PM
      AquaBan and Vicodin
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        Tue, May 30, 2006 - 8:37 PM

        A natural tea might be something else to consider - like Red Rasberry Tea

        "Raspberry tea has helped with painful menstruation and flow, and lessens an over-abundant period. At menopause the adrenals are geared to take over as the ovaries gradually cease functioning; many menopausal symptoms are caused by exhausted adrenals. The herb best suited to help is raspberry leaf."
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        Wed, May 31, 2006 - 6:43 AM
        Pink - lol..

        I take 800 mg of Motrin (Rx) every 6 hours. I have adenomyosis so I am in excrutiating pain every month.

        I also take Juniper Berries pills to help with bloating.
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          Wed, May 31, 2006 - 10:13 AM
          Ditto. But I found that 800 mg of naproxen (brand name Aleve) lasts 12 hours as opposed to ibuprofen's 4-6.

          Crampbark tincture (30 drops in water taken every 4 hours) is also very good if your cramps are not excruciating, just mild to moderate.
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            Wed, May 31, 2006 - 10:20 AM
            I have been using 8 Hour Tylenol, because it has a higher dose of pain killer. It does not last for eight hours, so I tend to take a little too much of it. (Sometime I get a headache or dizziness when I take too much, so watch out.) I get severe cramps, and it does help immensely. I also sit with a heating pad.

            Soon I think I am going to go on birth control. I've never been on it before, so the choices are kind of overwhelming. I'm hoping it will make my periods more regular, reduce my cramps, and help my skin.
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              Wed, May 31, 2006 - 10:51 AM
              Midol complete works really well. Helps with cramps, bloating, muscle aches, etc. Never used Pamprin because the MC works so well.
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              Fri, June 2, 2006 - 6:29 PM
              I have been using 8 Hour Tylenol, because it has a higher dose of pain killer. It does not last for eight hours, so I tend to take a little too much of it. (Sometime I get a headache or dizziness when I take too much, so watch out.) I get severe cramps, and it does help immensely. I also sit with a heating pad.


              Watch out for the tylenol.Especially taking large amounts of it.

              www.immunesupport.com/library.../ID/3907

              www.medicinenet.com/tylenol_...ticle.htm

              Many other links out there on this subject for your own researching pleasure.
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                Thu, June 8, 2006 - 4:28 AM
                When I was younger I had awful cramps and my doctor used to prescribe me Naproxen Sodium... This was before Aleve came out... which is the same medicine in non-prescription strength. Now I take like 6 of them to get the same effect. I only have a period 4 times a year because I take my BCP continueously (sp?)... but when I do, the cramps are really bad... so that's my trick. I don't get alot of water gain, so I don't take anything like Midol or whatever.
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    Re: midol or pamprin?

    Wed, May 31, 2006 - 3:43 PM
    cookies!

    and weed...


    and more cookies?

    heehee
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      Wed, May 31, 2006 - 6:46 PM
      I used to have a horrible time...I would start taking 800 mg. of advil, 3 times a day, 3 or 4 days before I expected my period. Then I'd switch to aleve - 500 mg. twice a day - during. Plus vicodin...plus Pamprin for the bloating...
      No more problems for me. I had a total hysterectomy a few years ago due to endometriosis, inverted uterus, prolapsed uterus, etc., etc. Before my surgery, I actually had my period for 6 months straight. Thank you depo-provera - that stuff is evil.
  • Re: midol or pamprin?

    Thu, June 1, 2006 - 11:41 AM
    I don't use either one, allergic to NSAIDs. For an alternative, I have a friend that recently tried evening primrose oil and said it was great.

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