This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
Besides the two deviations from the usual course of nature already mentioned, there sometimes occurs a third, where menstruation, although not wholly suppressed, is somewhat difficult, and accompanied with severe and distressing pains in the back, loins, and bottom of the belly.
The best remedy for this complaint is the warm bath, frequently repeated; together with the use of tonics, particularly Iron; good living, and warm clothing. The Compound Iron Mixture, as ordered in the previous complaint, will be of service; or the patient may take the Citrate of Iron and Quinine, in five grain doses, three times a day, and eight grains of the Iron and Myrrh Pills every night at bedtime.