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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

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Dr. Ronald Dreyer
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.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Some prescriptions that treat depression can also help when taken during that part of your menstrual cycle
Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Louis Cady
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 - magneisum - 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.

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