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should i take aspirin for menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Not a good choice: Asa can increase bleeding because of its antiplatelet effects. Naproxen and Ibuprofen work better for cramps.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dr Krauser made good: suggestions.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.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Magnesium / hormones: Magnesium is a great muscle relaxer and can help with menstrual cramps. Try taking magnesium glycinate 200 - 300 mg orally 3x/d as soon as the menstrual cramps start. You can also take a warm bath and add 1 - 2 cups of Epsom Salts to the bath water and soak for 30 min to 1 hr. Ask your pharmacist which doctors are using real progesterone to treat menstrual problems and call for an appointment.

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