A 16-year-old female asked:
i'm a 16 year old girl with horrible pms!
waht can i do to make it less awful?
i get really bad cramps and tend to cry over nothing or be really mad
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 63 years experience
Gynecologist : As a ped. When my young ladies have this sort of pain and emotional upset with their periods after making sure with hx and ex there is no other reason i refer to an adolescent gynecologist to do a full exam and the usual recommendation is usually to use the contraceptive pill to prevent ovulation which is mainly the cause of your distress this isn't a permission to have sex only to help you.
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Bad PMS: The reflexive answer is to go to a doctor and get on birth control pills. This attenuates pms.
Vitamins that have been found to alleiviate pms are
- Folic Acid (400 ug)
- calcium with vitamin d
- vitamin b6 (50 - 100 mg)
- vitamin e (400 iu)
over the counter pain relievers will help with the pain and cramps.
Exercise, more fruits and vegetables, and adequate sleep all help.
Last updated Aug 4, 2015
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