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A 22-year-old female asked:

Have lots of pain during periods.. what to do? can't bear it

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
See GYN doctor: Dysmenorrhea, as what you have is called, can sometime happen in women. It can happen on its own or as a result of something else going on. The only way to know for sure is to be evaluated by a gynecologist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: 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 ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

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