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does caffeine help menstrual cramps

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Neurotransmitter imb: Bad menstrual cycles are caused by imbalance of neurotransmitters that also are neurohormonal balancing tools in the body. Visit www.Neurosciencemy ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Brown
34 years experience Family Medicine
Go ahead with Coffee: No, caffeine will help you. It used to be one of the main ingredients of midol for treating menstrual cramps.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely : It's unlikely the small amount of caffeine in a diet coke will do anything at all. Test your theory with your next cycle and see if it makes a differe ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Caffeine can: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Excedrin/Seroquel: Should be safe, as prescribed.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Endure them: Cramps are symptoms and as such aren't curable. They can be treated or helped, though. Oral contraceptives often improve dysmenorrhea. Naprosyn (nap ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dysmenorrhea: Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Menstrual cramps: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like Black Cohosh with your dr. Sippin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dysmenorrhea: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
53 years experience General Practice
Medicinal cannabis: I have several females with premenstrual pain disorder who have been helped by medicinal cannabis (use only in state where legal and under direction o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Stuff to avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt and junk carbohydrates.

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