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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have really bad menstrual cramps. like too the point where i cry. but my mom won't let me do birth control.. what is therr i can do too help pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: 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 ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

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