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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is there anything i could do for period pains? without medicine, during class at school! i am 16 years old. please help :) thanks

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Dr. Norman Solberg
56 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen): Usually meds like advil (ibuprofen) or alleve work pretty well for period pains. If not, the birth control pill prevents 90% of period pain, as long as you take it.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Naproxin, ibuprofen: Naproxin (aleave) can last 8-12 hours and ibuprofen can last 6-8.Both are sometimes effective in lessening period pain.Starting them the day before can often head off some of the cramps, taking them before school starts may work for you.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2016

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