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

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: NSAIDS/OCPs

First make sure there is no organic pathology such as an infection, fibroids or polyps, etc.
If all is negative and these are menstrual cramps, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (nsaids) (aleve, motrin) and/or hormonal contraceptives are helpful. Especially helpful are the extended cycle contraceptives such as loseasonique.

In brief: NSAIDS/OCPs

First make sure there is no organic pathology such as an infection, fibroids or polyps, etc.
If all is negative and these are menstrual cramps, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (nsaids) (aleve, motrin) and/or hormonal contraceptives are helpful. Especially helpful are the extended cycle contraceptives such as loseasonique.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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