I went to buy my first packet of Feminax in about 6 years, but find that it is now just ibuprofen and paracetamol. The magic ingredient, a muscle-relaxant called hyoscine hydrobromide, is no longer included. Pharmacist says that it's because people were using Feminax to get high. But she sold me travel sickness tablets which are essentially hyoscine hydrobromide. Of course, she said, she couldn't sell them as a muscle-relaxant or as a treatment for period pains, but only as travel-sickness tablets!
I've no idea how much to take. I know that travel sickness tablets tend to make me zonk out, which didn't happen with Feminax, and which I don't want to happen.
Tell me, what's the point in withdrawing something therapeutic, but leaving available something stronger, cheaper and just as abusable?
I used to find that the one drawback of Feminax was that I could not sleep on the night of the day I took it. Obviously the caffeine. So I would first try to replicate it without the codeine, so that I would not need the caffeine.