A survey in Norway showed that 14 percent of females between the ages of 20 to 35 experience symptoms so severe that they stay home from school or work. Among adolescent girls, dysmenorrhea is the leading cause of recurrent short-term school absence in this group.
Several nutritional supplements have been indicated as effective in treating dysmenorrhea because they were proven to be effective in clinical studies in patients including omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin E
, zinc, and thiamine (vitamin B1
). You can try a multivitamin
pill that contains all these ingredients.
Pills like ibuprufen or mefenemic acid can decrease the pain but you need to take a pill like ranitidine
to prevent it from causing stomach ulcer