28 Feb '12, 7am

Vitamin D may help ease menstrual cramps, reduce the need for painkillers: Study

NEW YORK - A small study suggests women plagued by menstrual cramps may find relief with vitamin D3, raising hopes that the dietary supplement could one day be an alternative to the painkillers and birth control pills that doctors now recommend. But the treatment involves a mega-dose of vitamin D - 300,000 IUs - which made one expert add a do-not-try-this-at-home warning. "This study does suggest vitamin D may have a role for menstrual cramps and menstrual pain, but I certainly would not recommend taking doses this high at the present time," said Dr JoAnn Manson, who heads the division of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. "The jury is still out," Dr Manson said. "This is not a definitive trial by any means." Menstrual cramping without underlying disease, or primary dysmenorrhea, is a common problem for reproductive-age women. Although over-the-...

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