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What can I do to treat terrible menstrual cramps and other symptoms?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Terrible symptoms

Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval.
Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.

In brief: Terrible symptoms

Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval.
Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea.
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