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What pill do you take if you get painful periods and really sick?

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Dr. Seema Patel
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In brief: Depends

Period pain can be terrible.
High doses of nsaids (like Motrin 800mg every 6 hours) before you actually start bleeding is key and with frequency; or take one pill the week before to help decrease bleeding and pain and more often with period, have your doctor confirm there is no other reason for such painful periods; and Progesterone can help, especially since you are older and perimenopausal.

In brief: Depends

Period pain can be terrible.
High doses of nsaids (like Motrin 800mg every 6 hours) before you actually start bleeding is key and with frequency; or take one pill the week before to help decrease bleeding and pain and more often with period, have your doctor confirm there is no other reason for such painful periods; and Progesterone can help, especially since you are older and perimenopausal.
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