... is there something better I could be taking? I am fifteen years of age and in good health. These moderate - severe period pains are very common on the first day of bleeding, often my stomach goes very tense and sometimes the pain is intense enough to make me vomit.
Two aleve might help a little more. I used to spend allot of time with a heating pad when I was a teen. Thermo guard patches makes one that is for your period, and they get warm. They might help you.
Have you tried Pamprin or another over the counter period relief? Taking too many Ibuprofens could hurt your stomach.
I would recommend Aleve or Naproxen. When I was young, you had to get a prescription for this. It is now OTC and works well for menstrual cramps.
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