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What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? Any vitamins?

What should I give to my teenage girl for her period pain? Any vitamins?

Dysmenorrhea: 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. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...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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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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How can I cure period pain?

How can I cure period pain?

Multiple ways tohelp: There are multiple ways to decrease period pain. Anti inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen or naprosyn are the most helpful at the moment. If your periods are bad, you might want a birth control formulation to control your periods, or even to start skipping periods. ...Read more

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What causes bad period pain?

Many things: There can be several causes of painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Some women have endometriosis, ovarian cysts, sensitivity to pain. You should see your physician to evaluate the source. Usually treated with pain medication or birth control pills. ...Read more

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How can I reduce period pain?

1-2 days before: Ibuprofen taken 1-2 days before menses is great in preventing and decreasing dysmenorrhea (menstral pain). Take 400 mg every 6 hours x 2 days and may continue 1-2 days of menses, if necessary. ...Read more

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Will period pain subdue with age?

Will period pain subdue with age?

Usually: Dysmenorrhea or painful periods usually wane as a woman matures or after pregnancies. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease period pain!?

Dysmenorrhea: 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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How can I treat extreme period pain?

Period 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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Suggest me something for period pain?

Options: 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 can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What's a good medicine for period pain?

Period 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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Why period pain starts before two weeks?

PMS: Premenstral syndrome. See doctor for evaluation and confirmation ...Read more

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Dose mastubation help with period pain?

Can't hurt!: If nothing more it will take your mind off the unpleasantries of your menses and help you feel good. Sounds like a win-win to me! There are probably intricate hormonal and stress hormones that are released in the process which can ease the discomfort. ...Read more

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What is a natural way to cure period pain?

Natural options.: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. 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. Acupuncture is excellent for this purpose. ...Read more

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What can be done to help soothe period pain?

Period 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 can relieve period pain when on lithium?

Lithium can interact: With nsaid, therefore, u need to talk to u pcp. ...Read more

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How can I deal with extremely bad period pain?

Dysmenorrhea: 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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Can you tell me some home cures for period pain?

Home remedies: Consider 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 can be done about extremely bad period pain?

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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When I have period pain what medicine should I take?

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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Can anyone tell me what can I do against 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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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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Period pain and cold at the same time. Is this normal?

Sure: Unfortunately, period are not protective against colds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Period pain?

Dysmenorrhea: 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 with the menstrual flow" ...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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How come some women get period pain whilst others do not?

How come some women get period pain whilst others do not?

Made differently: Depends on the endocrine make up of the individual and other factors including genetics that affect hormonal balance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have really bad period pain on my first day?

For some - 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Painful Menstrual Bleeding (Definition)

Painful menstrual bleeding, also known as dysmenorrhea, is a symptom that can be caused by infection, increased levels of prostaglandins (in which case ibuprofen will help relieve the pain), or structural abnormalities with ...Read more


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