Regular monthly discomfort:
Take an over-the-counter NSAID. "Studies have shown that these are more effective than acetaminophen in reducing this kind of pain," says Portenoy.
You need something stronger:
Your doctor may suggest a prescription-strength NSAID.
Another option is suppressing your cycle with birth control pills, or—if the
pain is bad enough—a short-acting opioid.
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