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A 19-year-old female asked:

Which is better for menstrual cramps..aleve (naproxen) or advil?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Either is ok: 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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Last updated Aug 5, 2017

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