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What's the best way to prevent period pain for next month ? 
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Dr. Annette Fineberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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 (naproxen) 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best.

In brief: 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 (naproxen) 2 pills every 8-12 hours. Taken early it works best.
Dr. Annette Fineberg
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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Gynecology
In brief: Period pain
First, diet and exercise are helpful and always a good starting point.
If you have no stomach problems, pain medicine like advil, Motrin and Aleve (naproxen) provide good relief. The next step is a course of birth control pills, if there is no contraindication. More than that, you need to see an expert.

In brief: Period pain
First, diet and exercise are helpful and always a good starting point.
If you have no stomach problems, pain medicine like advil, Motrin and Aleve (naproxen) provide good relief. The next step is a course of birth control pills, if there is no contraindication. More than that, you need to see an expert.
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