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12 Jan 2006

Severe period pains
Hi Doc,

I am 22 this year and I have been getting very bad period pains since I was 17.

For as long as I can remember, my period has been very irregular. My GP has even done a few scans on my ovaries as she had initially suspected that they may have had growths, but she came across none.

I was on a daily contraceptive last year which cleared my acne problem and made my period pains bearable. I stopped taking the pills for seven months, and I have been back on this contraceptive for the past three months now - in the hope that my period pains would subside - but it doesn't seem to be assisting me with my pains. I had also cut out eating certain foods containing caffeine two weeks before each period.

I have to rely on my hot water bottle and pain medication to "survive" these pains that sometime immobilise me. This is proving more and more impractical as my career is a busy one.

My question is, is there anything that I can reduce the severity of my period pains?
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01 Jan 0001

You can try Ponstan, starting a day before your period is due.

Best wishes
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