That can be helpful. NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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.
I'm 17 & I've never met with a gynecologist, I'm not sexually active. I'm prone to having UTIs and my period has been acting up could it be a cause?
No. UTIs won't generally cause your periods to act up. In order to suggest things that might cause this we would need to know more about what you mean by acting up. It would be a good idea to start by discussing this with whom ever has been treating the UTIs and they could get a full history and give you a better idea about what might be going on. Hope this helps. Read more...