Tuesday, June 20, 2023

What are some medications that can help alleviate menstrual cycle related chest pain?

 Chest pain related to the menstrual cycle is a common symptom that occurs in a predictable pattern related to the menstrual cycle

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 This type of chest pain is also called mastalgia and usually happens during the luteal phase (after ovulation and before the period) and resolves once the period starts
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 Cyclical breast/chest pain is typically experienced at particular times each menstrual cycle, and with specific symptoms such as aching, heavy, and tender breasts/chest, but the pain can also feel sharp or shooting
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Here are some medications that can help alleviate menstrual cycle related chest pain:
  1. Over-the-counter pain relievers: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation
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  2. Topical NSAID medication: Topical NSAID medication can also be useful in relieving breast pain
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  3. Hormonal therapy: Hormonal therapy, such as birth control pills or progestin therapy, can help regulate hormone levels and reduce breast/chest pain
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  4. Danazol: Danazol is a synthetic hormone that can help reduce breast/chest pain by suppressing ovulation and reducing estrogen levels
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Remember that chest pain can also be a symptom of a heart attack, so it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain that is severe, lasts longer than a few minutes, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, or lightheadedness
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It is important to consult a healthcare provider before taking any medication to alleviate menstrual cycle related chest pain.

References

  1. https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/breast-pain-and-the-menstrual-cycle
  2. https://www.everydayhealth.com/treatment/womens-health/ways-to-relieve-period-cramps/
  3. https://myheartsisters.org/2023/03/19/chest-pain-and-periods/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5957076/
  5. https://endometriosisnews.com/thoracic-endometriosis/
  6. https://www.healthshots.com/intimate-health/menstruation/your-menstrual-cycle-can-predict-your-risk-of-heart-disease-heres-how/
  7. https://www.healthline.com/health/endometriosis/endometriosis-thoracic
  8. https://www.webmd.com/women/pms/medicine-for-pms

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