A 43-year-old member asked:
what is the best way to relieve really bad period pain?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy answered
20 years experience Family Medicine
Find problem/nsaids: It's important that the "period pain be investigated if it hasnt- theres problems like fibroids, endometriosis and others. If it has been investigated - then hormonal regulation can help- this includes the different forms of birth control such as pills, shot, ring or patch. You may benefit from not having a cycle. For the pain itself trying meds like alleve, motrin, pamprin, midol or precribed.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get checked: 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.
Answered on May 27, 2015
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