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Which is better for menstrual cramps..Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
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In brief: Either might work

Both of these are nsaids and either one might work.
I would try both and pick the one that works better for you.

In brief: Either might work

Both of these are nsaids and either one might work.
I would try both and pick the one that works better for you.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Either is ok

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: Either is ok

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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