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I have such severe menstrual pain, how do I help relieve it?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Options exist

You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available.
Your individual medical history will dictate which ones are best for you.

In brief: Options exist

You should see your gyn/healthcare provider since at the age of 49, there are several safe medical and hormonal options available.
Your individual medical history will dictate which ones are best for you.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: See gyn

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: See gyn

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.
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