Product Type: Bayer Pain Relief
Newest Review: ... them again cramps struck me once when I was at my sisters and she gave me some Feminax Ultra and I was surprised that as well as helping ... more
this made a huge difference to me when nothing else worked
Member Name: I-tried-this
Date: 24/07/08, updated on 24/07/08 (1443 review reads)
Advantages: It works to reduce the pain and is available without precription
Disadvantages: It doesnt get rid of the pain 100%, (maybe about 80%) it helps alot, but not totally
This is the only product I have found that helped me through my period pains.
I actually was in Boots to get my prescription for something stronger then nurofen plus as I hadn't slept more then 3 hours in 3 days as a result of having the cramps and my doctor wrote me out a prescription for something beginning with M (cant recall the name, you may be able to!). After travelling to my 3rd branch of boots, I was again told "sorry we are out." At that point, in a store full of people, I burst into tears (I was on a lot of pain and was very tired!). I think the staff were very taken a back- this was a store in the City part of London- people don't usually crack up like I did!
The member of staff at the pharmacy suggested I try the new Feminax Ultra. Its not the same as the last one, its got more in it, nanoproxin -I am not about to explain what this is as I don't really know, but I know its not paracetamol, codeine or ibuprofen, all of which I had tried, all of which had proven useless to me.
I was a bit dubious about it, it seemed to much of a coincidence- it was apparently just released that week, and why hadn't I heard of it sooner if it was so wonderful? But in that moment, I really didn't have much choice. I was in agony, I couldn't walk with my back straight and I needed to be able to sleep. The pack of 9 pills was £4.99 and to me, was worth the money.
I think that it needs to be explained that you MUST read the information that comes with the tablets- its not like regular take two with water pills. You take two at the first dose- before the pain actually starts, so in this case I guess you really have to listen to your body for signs if your period is irregular. After these 2 pills, its 1 pill every 8 hours, and your not supposed to take these for more then 3 days in a row. Hence the pack having only 9 pills in it. And you cant get bigger packs.
I have to admit not reading any of this at the first box, I just took 2, 4 hours later, took 2, then I wasn't feeling any pain at all, just slightly tight and bruised which I would imagine is more to do with having so many muscle spasms at the time of the cramp. The third day they came back, I took 2 more pills, it went away.
I read the instructions the next time I bought a box. Whoops. I had been taking too many. I am still as far as I can tell, alive, but this was just one month, I think that the instructions should be made clearer as it is so different from taking many other pain killing pills.
I will be buying these again, one because they are the only thing I have found that really does something- it doesn't take the pains away 100% but it reduces them so I can sleep and eat and go to the gym. And also I was informed by the next pharmacist I bought them from that by taking them, things like nurofen and normal feminax will no longer work. It does something to your pain receptors or something- not sure I understood really, but did understand that normal pills for period pain will no longer work for me. (Not that they did in the first place last time I tried!)
Summary: Good product, but READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
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