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How to Treat Period Pain?

Medical Treatment:
If the period pain is mild, do the following things to treat it at home by yourself:
  • Taking a warm bath or shower
  • Try gentle exercise (such as swimming, walking or cycling)
  • Massage (light, circular massage) around your lower abdomen may also help reduce pain
  • Avoid smoking
  • Putting heat pad or hot water bottle wrapped in a tea towel on your tummy may help to reduce pain
  • Take ibuprofen and aspirin - to manage your pain
  • If you have asthma or problems of stomach, kidney or liver, avoid taking ibuprofen or aspirin
  • Aspirin should not be given to children who are all under the age of 16
  • Your GP may prescribe a stronger painkiller (such as naproxen or codeine) if ordinary painkillers are ineffective
  • Relaxing activities, like yoga or pilates, may help distract you from feelings of pain and discomfort
  • If you have severe period pain or if your periods become heavier than usual, or you have symptoms of secondary dysmenorrhoea (such as intense pain or heavy or painful periods), see your doctor