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A 33-year-old female asked:

i am having painful period cramps. i took 2 aleve (naproxen) liquid gels, and they are not really helping.can i take a third capsule?

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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pain: Yes
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know what : dose you took. Try NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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.

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