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25/05/2013 at 09:53
Af arrived yesterday and now today my back did aching and the top of my legs are like Jelly. This is just how the sciatica started last month and I'm terrified tbh. Last time I couldn't drink all day as I couldn't get to the toilet. H had to physically move me and I'd really should out in pain and then do the silly shaking with shock. So I really don't want it back. The doctor prescribed me the mefenamic acid to reduce my (not strong anyway) symptoms of af And so hopefully the sciatica. So I really didn't want to mess with my period but I'm tempted now as I'm so worried its coming back. So there's the history, can anyone advise or give their experience please?
25/05/2013 at 10:09
Curly wurly did, there was a post about this a while back. My friend took it at a younger age an she was fine with it, her Ps were very very painful and she said they took the edge of the pain
25/05/2013 at 10:10
I wouldn't have thought it was linked, sciatic pain does very well with covodamol and ibuprofen taken regularly, if that's not working get the gp to prescribe naproxen which is stronger ibuprofen more or less. You need an anti inflammatory x big hugs
25/05/2013 at 10:13
I took Mefenamic Acid along side Transenamic acid, to help with very painful periods. The only problem I found with amefenamic Acid was that you need to start taking it a few days before your period arrives to really be effective, and my periods were between 28 + 40 days so i didnt always know when to start it. It did help with the painful Afs thpugh.
25/05/2013 at 10:27
Thanks everyone. Cp I couldn't see how it would help as although it coincides with my period, my periods aren't too heavy or painful? I was on a stronger cocodamol and ibuprofen last time with no ease atall so if it kicks in I may have to go to a walk in (ironic name I find that funny in my state) and see if I can take something else so il take note of what you said thank you. Il have a look for CW's post thank you Lauren!
25/05/2013 at 17:15
A walk in centre won't see u if you aren't mobile so if you aren't mobile phone the ooh gp xx
25/05/2013 at 19:29
I was given mefenamic acid for period pain. It didn’t help my pain at all, and it made my actual period very thick and dark and clotty and dragged it out to 6 or 7 days. Then I tried tramadol which made me really really ill. Personally, I wouldn’t bother taking mefenamic acid.
I have quite a bit of codine left over from my op so I take that and ibuprofen for a couple of days which tends to allow me to limp through (literally some months!). I would try the walk in, I’ve been a couple of times and they’ve seen me. Hope you can find something that helps.
25/05/2013 at 22:07
Thanks both. Luckily, touch wood it hasn't kicked in I'm hopeing I escape it. I didn't realise that about the walk in CP, the name is literal then and there was me laughing. OB, see that's why I posted too, I really didn't want to mess with my period unless it was a miracle worker. I'm lucky that I don't have it too bad, I'm sorry you do. The doctor said, and don't quote me but I think it was that the muscles harden or weaken when your on and so upsetting the sciatica? Thanks for the advice ladies. Fingers crossed for this months then major health kick and try and sort my core muscles out!
28/05/2013 at 21:17
I was given it for endo pain and it helped me. Do you get your back ache all month or is it worse when AF is here, I only ask as my back was awful because of the endo so it might be worth mentioning x
28/05/2013 at 21:21
Sorry, just re read the thread properly, might be worth you looking on an endo info site, I was at work and couldn't sit or stand because of the pain but my op fixed that so it must have been endo linked x
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