First, I always remember the need for seeking medical care when any of the pointers described above occur.The simplest means of seeking medical care is to call your doctor if that possibility exist. The second portal is to visit the emergency department if warning symptoms arise.Regular out-patient consultations with a family physician or with a Gynecologist is the last portal through which medical care could be provide.
The safest and first line of therapy to induce immediate menstrual pain relief would be the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics like ibuprofen and naproxen. Mefenamic acid and acetaminophen preparations are found to be particularly effective too. These analgesics are available from various manufacturers like Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Midol etc. These medications are generally the first mode of therapy that are suggested by most gynecologists simply because they are non-steroidal and are found to have no side effects.
Thanks Tammy for sharing your experience. It is really very important for every woman to know when to seek medical care during menstrual cramps. It is obvious that many of times, you will not need to see a doctor for every painful crisis. That will not even be feasible!