Our expert says:
I suggest that you consult a gynaecologist for a papsmear and a lower abdominal ultrasound. In the interim, you can use Naproxen, two tablets, three to four times per day. This is very effective to treat the pain associated with menstruation. It is available over the counter.
Headaches and night sweats are associated with water retention (which is normal during menstruation) and the fluctuation in hormone levels. During menstruation, you can also use a light diuretic, like Lasix tablets, 20mg once daily in the morning, for a period of 5 to 7 days.
Dr Anrich Burger
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