Current Studies

Our research group at McLean Hospital is conducting a study to better understand how pain perception and the body’s responses to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; over-the-counter medications such as naproxen, ibuprofen, and aspirin) may be related to the amount of symptom relief experienced.

Menstrual pain is a significant problem for many girls and women. NSAIDs are one of the main treatments for menstrual pain, however, a significant subgroup of women do not get pain relief from these medicines. Results of this study will help us learn more about how NSAIDs are involved in menstrual pain relief, and may contribute to the development of targeted treatment for girls and women experiencing menstrual pain.

To learn more about this study please click here.  If you are interested in possibly participating, please go to the link and click the “I Am Interested” button.