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I have tried all sorts of methods to relieve menstrual cramps but it still doesn't work. What should I do?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Hormonal methods.

Some possible options to talk to your doctor about.
...Birth control pills, depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud.

In brief: Hormonal methods.

Some possible options to talk to your doctor about.
...Birth control pills, depoprovera, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Try Lysteda

Lysteda is a new medication designed to decrease heavy periods.
Although not primarily designed for cramping many find relief when the heavy bleeding stops. Another option is to suppress your period completely by taking birth control continuously without the placebo pills. No period = no cramping. Discuss w your doctor.

In brief: Try Lysteda

Lysteda is a new medication designed to decrease heavy periods.
Although not primarily designed for cramping many find relief when the heavy bleeding stops. Another option is to suppress your period completely by taking birth control continuously without the placebo pills. No period = no cramping. Discuss w your doctor.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Lisa Lepine
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start meds prompty

For women who do not want hormonal contraception, i advise starting a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (ibuprofen, naproxen) at the first hint of menstrual cramps.
If your periods are regular and you can predict when you are going to sart, you might find it helpful to start the medication the day prior to your expected period. The take it around the clock for 2-3 days.

In brief: Start meds prompty

For women who do not want hormonal contraception, i advise starting a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (ibuprofen, naproxen) at the first hint of menstrual cramps.
If your periods are regular and you can predict when you are going to sart, you might find it helpful to start the medication the day prior to your expected period. The take it around the clock for 2-3 days.
Dr. Lisa Lepine
Dr. Lisa Lepine
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