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My period pain won't go away with naproxen. ibuprofen/aspirin don't usually work. what is the fastest way of decresing my pain?

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Dr. William Schroeder
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Magnesium: I have found in many years of practice that two things are very helpful with this type of pain. Magneisum relaxes the uterine muscle and can be found as magnesium citrate at health food stores and supermarkets . Usually in 150 mg tabs 1-6/day should be taken but if you have diarrhea reduce the dose and continue or get magnesium taurate from lifeextension.org and see if higher doses can be taken wi

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