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I get severe abdominal and back pain with my period. i can't take enough extra strength excedrin to help. i also started experiencing body aches ?

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Dr. Clint Wilson
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Menstrual cramping: I'd suggest if you're regular that 2-3 days prior to starting your cycle you take Aleve (naproxen) twice daily and block those receptors to keep from having this pain.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Dr.Wilson is correct. Also, consider asking your PCP for prescription strength Aleve (Naprosyn), if may be, like ibuprofen, that the prescription strength's far cheaper than the equivalent strength in over the counter meds. It is even safer to take this form, because there is less GI upset in 1 big pill than two small ones due to less total surface area in the bigger one. Take with food (no dairy)
Oct 23, 2015

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