A member asked:

I take advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of otc nsaids raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. any safer options?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options.

Answered 7/15/2015



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