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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to relieve menstrual cramps? medicine does not really help me.

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cramp options: If your have indeed tried optimal doses of different medicines, then the next option are external things like increasing exercise, warm packs on abdomen, meditation combined with medication. If still no relief, could look into hormonal therapy with oral contraceptive pills to decrease associated menstrual symptoms. But first would make sure you've exhausted "all the medicines" as you stated.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can relieve really bad menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Menstrual Cramps: Dysmenorrhea Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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.
A 20-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to stop menstrual cramps without medicine?

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Dr. Devin Namaky
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Surgery: Hysterectomy would definitely stop menstrual cramps.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to end menstrual cramps naturally?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Natural approachs: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. 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.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What's the best way to end menstrual cramps fast?

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Dr. Frederica Lofquist
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is probably the most effective medication for cramps, but it works best if you take it either before, or when the cramps first begin.

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