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    Lucy — 07.01.2018 08:47
    I’m in my teenage years and I’m in pain , How can a relief the pain ? I’m having a big sleep over in a few days and i don’t know what to do

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      Emma — 08.01.2018 10:48
      Hi Lucy, I’m sorry to hear this. I would recommend trying some of the home remedies we mention above such as applying a hot water bottle or doing some gentle exercise. If these don’t help you should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist who may be able to make some recommendations for you.

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    Mya — 20.12.2017 09:44
    Hi, I'm only teen, but having heavy periods and pains. Today I have had to take the day of school as I can barely cope. Help?

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      Emma — 20.12.2017 11:16
      Hi Mya, although periods can often take a little while to settle during our teenage years, as the pains are so severe that they are affecting your day to day life, we would have to recommend you go to your doctor to have this checked out.

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    Reshma — 18.12.2017 04:17
    Hi. I m Reshma.. when i get periods i m half dead person. Even yesterday i have been screaming all night. It pains on a lower stomach. I cant even move.. so is it bad or normal ?

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      Emma — 18.12.2017 12:45
      Hi Reshma, as the pain you are experiencing is so extreme, we would recommend you go to your doctor as soon as you are able so they can investigate this further.

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