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A 19-year-old female asked:

My period cramps hurt bad, how can i get rid of them?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Menstrual cramps: You can take up to 600 mg of Ibuprofen 2-3 days before your period begins

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A 16-year-old female asked:

How can I get rid of cramps during my period?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several ways: 1. Acupuncture- my #1 recommendation. It is awesome 2. Eat more foods with magnesium(pumpkin seeds are a good source) 3. Cramp bark or vitex can help 4. Evening primrose oil, fish oil, may help 5. Eat less junk- no sodas, processed sugar, stop dairy , stop gluten. These are a few suggestions. Birth control pills can help and are not my first choice.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how to get rid of period cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Menstrual cramps: 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How bad do your period cramps hurt when you get your first period?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends: That is variable from one girl to another. Many girls may have minimal discomfort but some may experience bloating and cramps.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get relief from my period cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sx relief: 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 traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I best get rid of period cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.

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