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Can anyone tell me what can i do to stop my terrible menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Options: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are some remedies to stop menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Remedies: Consider omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) w dr ok. Discuss use of herbal like Black Cohosh w your dr. Sipping Chamomile & Green tea can dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Warm bath, heating pad & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Get GYN eval – check Magnesium & iodine levels & to rule out underlying pathology.

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