U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Los Angeles, CA
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?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 44-year-old member asked:
Could Aleve (naproxen) work for period cramps?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 21-year-old female asked:
If you overdose on aleve (naproxen) liquid gels, what are the health problems that would follow?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 19-year-old female asked:
What would happen if i took 15 Aleve (naproxen) liquid gels then went to sleep?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jun 1, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.