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Midol Cramp
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My menstrual cramps are mostly relieved after taking this. Very effective.
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Quasense
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Effectiveness
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I should have read up on all the potential side effects but I was unsure which medicine I would get due to my insurance. I'm taking Quasense because I have servere PMS for 3 wks including during my cycle, so bad I can barely function due to the emotional/anxiety/fatigue issues so my doctor thought this would help so at least I only get the symptons every few months. Well I've only been on it for a wk and half and I'm experiencing way too many of the side effects to make it worth it. I will... View full comment
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Effectiveness
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works very fast for my coughs and havent experienced any side effects
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