Menstrual pain. How to stop it?

Period pain (dysmenorrhea) affects the majority of menstruating women once or twice a month. Period pain can cause headaches or general discomfort, but it is usually caused by menstrual cramps.
Menstrual cramps are caused by the uterus contracting as it sheds its lining each month as part of the menstrual cycle. This can result in stomach, lower back, groin, or upper thigh pain. Though most women experience cramping at some point in their lives, the pain isn’t something you have to put up with. The good news is that you can usually relieve cramps by following these tips:
1. Apply heat to your abdomen & lower back.

2. Take a warm bath.

3. Massage your belly with essential oils.

4. Avoid foods that cause bloating such as fatty foods.

5. Add herbs to your diet. Try chamomile tea!

6. Avoid caffeine & drink more water to avoid bloating.

7. Do gentle exercise to release endorphins. Try yoga!

8. Take over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers, only if needed.

Products to make your period better

Hot Water Bottle With Red Fleece Cover

This hot water bottle is a timeless classic that should not be missing in any household. It can be used in a variety of ways and, especially in the cold season, and to relieve menstrual cramps.

Miaroma Chamomile Blended Essential Oil

Miaroma Chamomile Blended Essential Oil is found to be very beneficial for comforting and calming both the mind and body.

Fam Folded & Compressed Night With Wings Pads

For great performance and a natural cotton feel, Fam Folded with wings Night comes in 10 pads individually wrapped for practical and hygienic disposal.

Holland & Barrett Organic Peppermint Tea

Organic Peppermint tea is a cool, fresh and invigorating way to support your daily wellbeing as well as a light, soothing way to finish an evening meal.

Panadol Extra

Panadol Extra is a combination product of paracetamol and caffeine to help with tough pain.

Resources

ACOG. “Dysmenorrhea: Painful Periods”. Accessed April 24, 2021.

NHS. “Period pain”. Accessed April 24, 2021. 

Mayo Clinic. “Menstrual cramps”. Accessed April 24, 2021.