A 17-year-old female asked:
why do i always have bad period pain to the point i can't stay still on the first day of my period , not even pain killers help ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Prostaglandins: some women have more severe pain.Even before you start your period if you have signs try taking ibuprofen 600 mg with food every 6 hours for 2-3 days.This counteracts prostaglandin--the cause of pain and may help.If it continues see a gynecologist.
3288 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Med eval: 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.
2767 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated May 27, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.