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I have a hard period pain.. What can I do.Or a a good pain killer?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ibuprofen and doctor

Painful periods are called dysmenorrhea.
So there are a couple of things. First, if you can take ibuprofen, take it regularly all day long while you are on your period. It works at preventing period pain better than stopping it and can do you good that way. You can use heating pad. But the bigger issue is why you are having it. See a good gynecologist to do a history and exam to find out.

In brief: Ibuprofen and doctor

Painful periods are called dysmenorrhea.
So there are a couple of things. First, if you can take ibuprofen, take it regularly all day long while you are on your period. It works at preventing period pain better than stopping it and can do you good that way. You can use heating pad. But the bigger issue is why you are having it. See a good gynecologist to do a history and exam to find out.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain Treatment

Unless there is a reason you can not take them, standard over the counter analgesics include anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn.
They work best if taken on a regular schedule for the length of the short tem pain (a couple of days) versus sporadically.Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be taken during this time as well. Otherwise this should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider.

In brief: Pain Treatment

Unless there is a reason you can not take them, standard over the counter analgesics include anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn.
They work best if taken on a regular schedule for the length of the short tem pain (a couple of days) versus sporadically.Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be taken during this time as well. Otherwise this should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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