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Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

Best way to naturally treat dysmenorrhea?

Various methods: It is very important for your dr. To get a goo h&p and a good differential diagnosis can be made. The first line of therapy is to try anti inflammatories (nsaids) and assess your pain, in addition you can start birth control pills. If this doesn't help then and more thorough investigation should be done. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

See below: The answer is the one that works. Nsaids are usually a good starting point. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for dysmenorrhea?

NSAIDs: Motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc... Sometimes, prescription strength medication is needed. Regulation of cycles may alo be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat severe dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramping)?

Med eval: 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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for secondary dysmenorrhea that is best and has fewest side effects?

Anti-inflammatories: Secondary dysmenorrhea is usually due to a physical problem like endometriosis, uterine fibroids or polyps. Medications like advil or Aleve (naproxen) (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories= nsaids) can help and usually have little side effects. In general it is better to treat the cause if it is secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorhea is usually hormonal and responds well to nsaids. ...Read more

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What medications are the best to relieve period pain?

NSAID's: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain control. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve really bad period pain?

Get checked: 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. ...Read more

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What is.Best way to take away serious period pain help please thanks x?

What is.Best way to take away serious  period pain help please thanks x?

Prevention: One way is to keep a careful diary and start taking a medication like aleve, (naproxen) twice a day, a day or two before symptoms start. Pain and inflammation are easier to prevent than to treat. If your perids are not regular, or if this doesn't work, there are forms of birth control (iud's, shots, pills) that can help...Even eliminate perods for a while. ...Read more

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Best treatment for period pain?

Pain: 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. ...Read more

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What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 

Birth control pills: For true prevention, the birth control pill (or patch, ring) are the best bet. Most women find they make their periods lighter and less painful. Another option is to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication as early as possible for the first 24-48 hours of each menses. Examples are Ibuprofen 800mg every 8 hours or Aleve (naproxen) 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of really bad period pain?

Period pain: Get evaluated. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by polyps, fibroids & adenomyosis. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more

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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? What is the best vitamin?

Ibuprofen: is the best over-the-counter medication for menstrual cramps. It works best on the enzyme pathway causing the cramps. The dose for 12 year old and up would be 400mg every 6 hours. If that does not help, please ask her pediatrician for further recommendations. A general multivitamin is best, although if she is a great eater, she may not need any; again, please discuss with her doctor. ...Read more

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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? What is the best vitamin?

Menstrual pain: is usually adequately managed with ibuprofen. HIgh quality vitamins made from whole foods is a good supportive measure, especially if containing adequate iron. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of period pain/cramp fast and efficiently?

NSAID's: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Non –steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain. If you desire non-med approaches you can discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. ...Read more

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Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

Best vitamin for period pain/mood? Currently only taking vitamin D3 1000iu & vitamin b complex

Depends: Different items work for different people, but many patients report a better sense of well being with a b complex vitamin, and with significant vitamin d. Depending on your latitude and sun exposure, you may or may not get enough vitamin d from sun. You could consider trying 3, 000 iu of vitamin d. Also there is some evidence to suggest that methyl folate also helps improve a person's mood. ...Read more

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What is dysmenorrhea?

Pain: Dysmenorhhea means pain/discomfort with periods. If a woman has always had painful periods she has primary dysmenorrhea, if it was not always present then it is secondary. The cause for this can vary. In general a reasonable approach to primary minimal dysmenorrhea include otc nsaids. However certain conditions causing dysmenorrhea might require further assessment and a different treatment. ...Read more

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Chocolate can help dysmenorrhea?

No - it doesn't: 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 ; green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more