Is Advil totally safe to take? I hope this topic doesn't make anybody uncomfortable, but recently my menstrual cramps have gotten really bad; it's gotten to the point that hot water bottles don't help very much and I blank out for short periods of time from the pain (like- I stop thinking- it feels like a brainfreeze lol)... the last two months I've had to sit out from classes and today I had to be picked up early. The nurse strongly recommended that I take Advil for my cramps... the pain is only really bad for one day a month and only for a couple of hours- nearly always the same hours- so I wouldn't have to take very much, but my mom is super against the thought of taking any medication. I could end up relying on it (taking it even though my cycles might in the future adapt so it's less painful- but I wouldn't know, causing me to take unnecessary meds- which is possible because I started out with almost no pain for the first two years and only recently has it skyrocketed) it's unnatural, isn't it kind of creepy how almost every medication ends up having undiscovered dangerous side effects.
That was a really long way to ask should I start taking painkiller for my cramps :D