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Should i take aspirin for menstrual cramps?

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Magnesium / hormones

Magnesium is a great muscle relaxer and can help with menstrual cramps.
Try taking magnesium glycinate 200 - 300 mg orally 3x/d as soon as the menstrual cramps start. You can also take a warm bath and add 1 - 2 cups of Epsom Salts to the bath water and soak for 30 min to 1 hr. Ask your pharmacist which doctors are using real progesterone to treat menstrual problems and call for an appointment.

In brief: Magnesium / hormones

Magnesium is a great muscle relaxer and can help with menstrual cramps.
Try taking magnesium glycinate 200 - 300 mg orally 3x/d as soon as the menstrual cramps start. You can also take a warm bath and add 1 - 2 cups of Epsom Salts to the bath water and soak for 30 min to 1 hr. Ask your pharmacist which doctors are using real progesterone to treat menstrual problems and call for an appointment.
Dr. William Coutts ii
Dr. William Coutts ii
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dr Krauser made good

suggestions.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: Dr Krauser made good

suggestions.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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not a good choice

Asa can increase bleeding because of its antiplatelet effects.
Naproxen and Ibuprofen work better for cramps.

In brief: Not a good choice

Asa can increase bleeding because of its antiplatelet effects.
Naproxen and Ibuprofen work better for cramps.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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