People have a range of pain from moderate to severe period cramps and bleeding from moderate to a very heavy period. It is important to use large maxi pads when you take the medications. You can use a hot water bottle or heating pad, or take ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®) or naproxen (Aleve®) to manage discomfort. Do not take ASA (Aspirin®) for pain – it may increase bleeding.
If you saturate more than 2 maxi pads per hour for more than 2 hours in a row, please call the Emergency On-Call number that was provided to you at your appointment or proceed to the emergency room.