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Suffer from severe menstrual pain and migraine. Taking mefenamic acid BP. Cure?

hi I am Mukty and I suffer from severe period pain during my period. It stays for 5-6 days during period. I m 19 years old and 5ft tall and weigh 40 kg. I take HPR ( mefenamic acid BP ) 250mg twice a day during period but it doesnt help much. I also have migraine problem. What should I do to reduce pain during my period? Thank you.
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
The pain of periods has persisted eternally for the women and no body can stop it. If its unbearably sever then along with mephenemic acid you can take cyclopam which as dicyclomine. Take plenty of water and take rest. For migraine you need to take sumatriptan for severe pains and if its very frequent you should take prophylaxis for the same by using betacap or divalproex sodium.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Neuro-Psychiatrist and Sexologist
Answered: Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi's  Response
Dec 2014
Welcome to HCM

Migraine headache is very common in females. It increases in severity during periods. The increase in severity occurs due to hormonal imbalance. Mefenamic acid can control the headache for a while but its use for long times is not recommended because this drug can cause gastric acid damage. There are other medicines that are commonly used in migraine for symptomatic relief like Flunarizine, Cinnarizine etc. Combination of paracetamol and domperidone is also very effective if taken in SOS basis.
If you fail to get relief with medicines then I would advise you to please consult a Psychiatrist for expert opinion. Medicines like Propranolol are very effective in prophylaxis of migraine headache.

Answered: Fri, 20 Sep 2013
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