Does the pill help with period pain?

Generally, yes. The oral contraceptive pill minimizes endometrial growth and decreases blood flow at the period. Since there is no ovulation there usually is a dimunition of the cramping and pain associated with an ovulatory period.

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What are the side affects of taking the pill and does it really help with period pain?

Yes. The birth control pill does help period pains and because it also makes your periods predictable you can augment it with something like Ibuprofen there are side effects but taking the pill is about 10x safer than being pregnant, just to put it in perspective. Read more...
Helps period pain. The pill (ocp) is commonly used to eliminate or reduce menstrual cramps and is one of the most effective treatments for this condition. 60% women have no side effects. Side effects can be nausea, irregular spotting, or slight weight gain. But also more regular periods w less bleeding & less acne. Smokers over age 35 should not use ocp due to increased risks. Read more...

I suffer from bad period pain, now at the point where I'm doubled over in pain. Painkillers don't work, I'm not allowed the pill. Dont know what to do?

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...

I had my 1st and last Depo-Provera shot in feb and have since been on the pill. On pill free week, period pain but no period? Why?

DEPO. The effects of Depo-Provera can persists for some months after even one injection. Menstruation may not recur until the effects wear offf, and it vaties from person to person. The pill can also cause menses not to occur. It is not harmful. Menstrual symptoms can still occur. Read more...