In an ongoing NIH-funded study CRAMPP, Dr. Tu finds that many young women with intense dysmenorrhea, already exhibit measurable pain sensitivity-- as severe as women who have suffered with years of chronic daily pain. More work is needed to see if finding early sensitivity might help predict future development of full blown chronic pain disorders, like painful bladder syndrome or endometriosis.
Join the Study:
If you are age 18-45, have regular moderate to severe pain with menstrual periods and are willing to be off birth control pills at the start of the study, you may be eligible for the CRAMPP study. For more information on enrolling, please go to: CRAMPP study