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Is there a better way to relieve pain fron menstrual cramps other than with midol?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Menstrual cramps
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: Menstrual cramps
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Naproxen
If you are not allergic to naproxen, i recommend taking 500mg twice a day with food during your cramps.
It blocks the prostaglandins in your uterus that cause pain. Also you can use a heating pad over your lower belly. They make disposable ones over the counter that you can put in front of your underwear.

In brief: Naproxen
If you are not allergic to naproxen, i recommend taking 500mg twice a day with food during your cramps.
It blocks the prostaglandins in your uterus that cause pain. Also you can use a heating pad over your lower belly. They make disposable ones over the counter that you can put in front of your underwear.
Dr. Maritza Baez
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