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Is there a way to reduce menstrual pain?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Menstrual pain

You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco.
You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kw94lmx.

In brief: Menstrual pain

You can avoid heavily processed foods (like white bread, pastas, and sugars); caffeine, alcohol, ; tobacco.
You can eat more lean proteins such as meats, fish, and beans; also high-antioxidant vegetables ; fruits -- like blueberries, tomatoes, squash, ; peppers. Spices like turmeric. Warm compress on low abdomen. Calcium ; magnesium may help. For additional ideas: http://tinyurl.Com/kw94lmx.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several ways

Medications such as birth control pills and analgesics such as naprosyn (naproxen) are effective in lessening the pain of menstruation.

In brief: Several ways

Medications such as birth control pills and analgesics such as naprosyn (naproxen) are effective in lessening the pain of menstruation.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes

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: Yes

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
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