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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but...: My inclination would be to try Naproxen (aleve), but Acetaminophen will work!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several ways: Medications such as birth control pills and analgesics such as naprosyn (naproxen) are effective in lessening the pain of menstruation.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends on you: Whichever works better for you. Many women prefer Ibuprofen for menstrual pains, so would recommend you start with that.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Either is ok: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Menstrual migraines: You may have menstrual migraines. This is a specific type of Migraine associated with the hormonal changes before menses. Have your doctor evaluate yo ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Should be safe: Yes, this is safe, as long as you do not use it often. If you use this three days in a row and not at all otherwise, this should be safe. Exceptions ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Cramps : menstrual cramps are from prostaglandins. Ibuprofen is an anti-prostaglandin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Feel better.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor who can Rx something stronger for your pain, but you should also discuss possible ways to help prevent or minimize the sev ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) lacks the specific anti inflammatory med needed to deal with the cramping.Ibuprofen (looks red but this is not red dye) and na ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Almquist
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NSAIDS: Nsaids like advil/motrin/ibuprofen are great for treating menstrual cramps, and they are over the counter. Some people can't take these medications - ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Have her see...: For her current scenario, it would be most reasonable and beneficial for her to see and talk with her Gyn-Doc timely. Clinically, the issues related w ... Read More

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