I have always had horribly painful and heavy periods. While my friends were out having a blast, I would be home soaking in a tub or curled up in a tight ball cursing Mother Eve for these awful horrible cramps, aches and pounding headaches. Over the last twenty plus years, they have gotten longer, heavier and to the point where sometimes I can barely move or get out of bed. Nothing – and I mean nothing has worked. Unfortunately, I am not a suffer in silence person. My poor family. So when I was given the opportunity to sample the new Advil® Menstrual Pain Reliever for free and give my honest review – I was willing to try, but admittedly I was very skeptical because Advil® had never even put a dent in those cramps.
The bottle indicated you should only take one which was difficult for me but I wanted to follow the directions the first time round. The pills are small and have a slightly different coating than the original Advil, but no after-taste and very easy to swallow. I started feeling better within the first thirty minutes and after about an hour, I was able to get out of bed. It did not take away the cramps completely but they were at least to a dull ache where I could do some laundry and drive to get the kids. My second dose later was two pills right before bed time. Sleep is often non existent during the cramping phase but I was out within thirty minutes and actually slept for several hours pain free, which was a first. I did take two the following morning and was able to function throughout the morning into the afternoon sans aches, cramps and pounding headache. Whatever they did in modifying their formula has really worked. I’m very impressed and Advil® Menstrual Pain will now be a stocked pain reliever in our home.
I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.