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how do you get rid of really bad period cramps

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Menstrual cramps: You can take up to 600 mg of Ibuprofen 2-3 days before your period begins

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Period cramps: Dysmenorrhea: try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysm ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Limit frequency: You may wish to see your gynecologist for a birth control prescription for the type of pill that reduces the frequency of periods to about 4 per year. ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dysmenorrhea: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Some options: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cramps: 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Menstrual cramps: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caf ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Period cramps: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcoho ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Go see ur Family Doc: To deal w/really bad cramps now, chat w/your parents/guardian about taking over-the-counter pain meds like Ibuprofen or Naproxen, not both in same day ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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