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How can I reduce menstrual pain?

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Published At April 28, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am experiencing period pains but my back hurts severely and my uterus feels like it is being cut. I have a headache but it feels like there is a lot of tension on my forehead and my eyes are throbbing.

What would you recommend I take for the pain?

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can suggest some general tips that may help you feel more comfortable:

  1. Heat therapy: Applying heat to your lower abdomen or lower back can help relieve the pain. You can use a hot water bottle or a heating pad. If you do not have any of those, a warm towel or a warm bath can also be helpful.
  2. Over-the-counter pain relievers: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen can help relieve menstrual pain. Please note that following the recommended dosage is essential, and you should not take NSAIDs if you have a history of stomach ulcers or bleeding disorders.You can go ahead and take Ibuprofen as and when needed. Consult with your doctor and take the medicine with consent.
  3. Gentle exercise: Light exercise like walking, stretching, or yoga can help reduce menstrual pain.
  4. Relaxation techniques: Try to find ways to relax and reduce stress. Meditation, deep breathing exercises, or listening to calming music can help.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Family Physician

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