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pms pain help?

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Dr. David Kurss
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Advil, (ibuprofen) Heat, Pill: If you are experiencing uterine cramping around your menstrual cycle, you will probably find some relief with some analgesics, heat, or consider using the birth control pill.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Options: I agree with dr. Kurss. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be very helpful. Warm shower or heating pad( don't get burned) may also help with relaxing spasm.You can talk with your physician about options like omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium supplementation. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food. See below.
Answered on Apr 2, 2013
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active.
Apr 2, 2013

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Pms: Symptoms are real, related in part to hormonal changes during that time of menstrual cycle.
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Very common: Premenstrual tension syndromes are very common. Symptoms usually include irritability, cramping and fatigue.

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