For all my ladies out there that hate their periods, raise your hands!🙋🙋🙋 Periods suck. We all go through it. Some are lucky and have it easy, no cramps/bloating or fatigue. And some, like me feel like they’re dying.
My period has always been extremely painful and daunting due to the fact that I have multiple cysts on my ovaries. These cysts cause me to have extreme cramps and occasionally become nauseous and dizzy. I’ve accumulated some tips and tricks over the years on what helps me during my cycle so I thought I’d help a girl out and share!
Tip # 1 – Stay Hydrated
Drink your water ladies!!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost blacked out from not drinking enough during my cycle! It’s so important to drink water all the time but especially during your period! Without enough water your cramps will actually get worse. Also avoid sugary drinks, & coffee.
Tip # 2 – Exercise
I know this sounds like the last thing you want to do but I promise it helps! I’m not saying go run 5 miles lol. Do some light exercise. When you exercise your body releases endorphins. Endorphins are our bodies’ natural painkillers. This will help your cramps! Try to do some light yoga. Here’s some that I like a lot: ChriskaYoga, Hot Yoga Lifestyle & Yoga With Adriene
Tip # 3 – Use a heating pad!
This one I’ve used many many times! Place a heating pad over the area where you feel cramps. It really helps. The heat will act like a painkiller and will alleviate your pain quickly! It also feels good! I’ve done this and felt so much better that I fell asleep and ended up napping from it (I recommend doing that only if someone will check on you… you don’t want to burn yourself or cause a potential fire).
Tip # 4 – Take Midol Complete
I’ve used Advil, Tylenol etc. for my period and nothing works like Midol Complete does! It honestly is so amazing. It’s specifically made to target period symptoms. It works best (in my opinion) when you first begin to feel symptoms starting. If you wait too long to take it, you’ll feel like it isn’t working and it might actually take longer to alleviate your pain.
Tip # 5 – Track It.
I know for some this can be hard due to irregular period, you never know when it’s going to come but it’s still important to track! There are countless apps for period trackers, or simply count 28 days (the norm) from your last period to see when it’ll come again. Tracking your period is important so you won’t be surprised when it comes, you’ll know why you feel off/unbalanced, you’ll feel better about why you’re bloating, and you’ll be able to fight off your symptoms before they come!
Tip # 6 – Eat Healthy
Your body on your period is actually looking for you to feed it healthy food. Healthy food will not worsen your symptoms; it will actually make them better. Avoid the junk food, fast food, caffeine.
Tip # 7 – Take a hot shower or bath
If you take away anything from this let it be this. Whenever my cramps are so bad and nothing is working to alleviate them, I start a hot bath and I will lay in it for 30 minutes to an hour. This helps so much it’s incredible. It alleviates cramp pain but also relaxes you at the same time.
Tip # 8 – Get your rest
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep! You’re going to be extra tired during you’re period so listen to your body and sleep! If your body wants to take a nap during the day but you hate naps TAKE THE NAP. You’ll feel so much better, and if not you can look at these tips and do them until you do!
I hope these tips help you like they help me! Always looking out for my fellow females!
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