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does chocolate help with menstrual cramps

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
49 years experience Fertility Medicine
Menstrual cramps: Menstrual cramps are due to the release of prostaglandins from the uterus at the time of bleeding. The most effective way to treat this is with an ant ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
The : The most common side effects of taking too much magnesium are diarrhea and abdominal cramping. The most serious would be kidney failure. Signs of mag ... Read More
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Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
Not dangerous: Not dangerous, but if it's not been helpful just stop. This is seldom helpful but was worth a try.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes!!: For many women.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes; other herbs too: Yes, marijuana can be very helpful for muscle spasms and menstrual cramps. Some strains are more effective than others. Many other herbs are also ef ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
See here: Please see Table 3 in the following link. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a t ... Read More
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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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hugo Ribot
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. ... Read More
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