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Period problems?
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Period problems?

I am 13 years old. Suddenly, this has never happened before, suddenly I have had EXTREMELY bad cramps and acne problems during my period. Also it's very heavy. I have no idea why this is going on and I'm scared. I don't know how I will deal with this at gymnastics practice. I have had my period for 1 year and a half. Please help. Thanks!
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HI!
IF you were my patient, I would advise you that you could try taking Ibuprofen or Aleve every six-eight hours at the first sign of your period.
That will sometimes help to reduce bleeding and pain (even though it seems like it might make you bleed more).  Lysteda is a new medication for period pain.  Oral contraceptive pills which are OFTEN prescribed for other reasons than birth control might help with all of the symptoms, including acne.
Good luck!
Dr B
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