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Severe period pain in hips/joint and abdmn to crying point; heat pad relieves little to none &still severe pain; somewhat irregular periods; helpppp

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered 11/1/2015

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