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Does this exedrin migraine work for period/menstrual pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but why?

Exedrine migraine contains aspirin, acetominophen and caffeine.
The asirin is an anti-inflammatory agent, good for menstral cramps while acetominophen, being also and analgesic, can help with the pain. The caffeine helps not. Pure anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, usually helps best and is safer long term with Aspirin frequently being more caustic to the stomach.

In brief: Yes but why?

Exedrine migraine contains aspirin, acetominophen and caffeine.
The asirin is an anti-inflammatory agent, good for menstral cramps while acetominophen, being also and analgesic, can help with the pain. The caffeine helps not. Pure anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, usually helps best and is safer long term with Aspirin frequently being more caustic to the stomach.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is likely to

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.

In brief: It is likely to

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. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Exedrine migraine is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine, costing way more than the individual meds purchased separately.
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