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Is there anything I can do to get rid of period pain?

Is there anything I can do to get rid of period pain?

Options: 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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Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain is menstrual pain, a symptom in which a woman has discomfort or pain just before, during, and/or just after a menstrual period. Mild lower abdominal discomfort or cramping during 1-2 days with each menstrual period is considered normal, but additional or more severe pains can ...Read more


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How can I get rid of period pain without meds?

How can I get rid of period pain without meds?

Dysmenorrhea: You can try good nutrition, exercise, massage, otc anti-inflammatory preparations and herbal treatments. We saw good results with a new belt called ziivaa in a study. Severe menstrual pain should be evaluated by a gyn specialist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of period pain?

Menstrual pain: If your period is regular taking aleve or ibuprofen before your period start can prevent or alleviate the pain, Talk to your Dr. Good luck ...Read more

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How to get rid of period pain before school ?

Many options: 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 usually recommended for getting rid of period pain?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of period pain?

Period pain: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food & avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Be physically active. Acupuncture/acupressure = effective. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with pain as well as heat. Please d/w your dr/gyn. ...Read more

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

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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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'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 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best. ...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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dysmenorrhea (Definition)

Dysmenorrhea is a term for pain during menstruation and may indicate menstrual cramps or may ...Read more