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should i take aleve (naproxen) for my period cramps?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: Yes you can.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Aleve (naproxen) is an option.: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. 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. Ginger helps w nausea.

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A female asked:

Can I take aleve (naproxen) to temporarily halt my period for a special occasion? What would be the dosage?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Aleve (naproxen) won't help: Nothing can slow/delay a menstrual period(mother nature rules!). But if you want to try, use the stuff available over the counter which is usually of half strength, so you may have to double the dose. But do not take it more than twice a day and limit it to no more than 2-3 days. It can cause stomach ulcers!

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