Do you suffer from Dysmenorrhoea (menstrual pain)?

Please note: This trial has finished recruiting and is not accepting new participants.

Research Center: Applied Science and Nutrition
Location: 188 James Street, New Farm, Brisbane QLD (click for map)
Lead Physician: Dr Elizabeth Steels   
Ethics Committee: Approved by the Australian College of Natural Medicine Human Research Ethics Committee


Dysmenorrhoea is chronic, cyclical pelvic pain associated with menstruation. The diagnosis of dysmenorrhea is made when the pain is significant enough to require painkillers or interrupt and limit daily life. The symptoms usually commence prior to the start of menstruation and can continue for several days. It is estimated that as many as 45% to 90% of reproductively aged women experience dysmenorrhea, although many do not seek treatment.

The pain associated with dysmenorrhea is generally a cramping sensation concentrated in the lower abdomen, although it can also cause pain in the thighs and lower back. Other symptoms can include nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, headache and fatigue.

Benefits of Participation

  • The trial medication may reduce the severity of pain experienced before and during menstruation.
  • The trial medication may reduce the severity of other symptoms caused by Dysmenorrhoea; including nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, headache and fatigue.
  • The trial medication will be provided at no cost, and upon completion participants will receive 6 months supply of the medication at no cost.
  • Participants’ health will be monitored by qualified health professionals.
  • Participants will be helping to advance medical research.
Who Can Participate?

  • Females aged 21 to 40, with a
  • Regular menstruation cycle, and are
  • Able to attend the Applied Science & Nutrition centre in New Farm, Brisbane.


What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
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