I remember a friend would literally roll on the floor in pain because of the cramps. I never had such intense cramps but just mild ones and that too on first day only.
i avoid sugar and soda in the week preceeding my period. and i always have painkillers on hand, i use them on the first day.
Sugar and soda - that’s interesting. I will give it a try.
Isn’t this called endometriosis or is that something else? Some strong painkillers really do wonders. Also having been on the pill for years now I feel my cramps have become super mild to nonexistent.
You mean what my friend has? Sounds like it.
I wanted to add a topic regarding this, I believe periods are very much linked to our eating habits. When we eat healthy foods (no meat, no alcohol, so white sugar), I feel like our uterus feels healthier, and more balanced. As such, I have tested years ago, and do it now regurlarly, not to eat at all during my periods, and only eat fruits or drink hot tea. I do not feel any cramps… So for me, a super effective fix for menstrual cramps is fasting during periods and drinking hot tea and water
Thank you for sharing this. The saying “you are what you eat” applies to our periods too, like every other thing. Great point.
I like to have a hot shower and relax with a good movie or series. I think taking time to treat yourself really helps with a calming effect. I don’t know about you all, but I love me some ice cream! I dunno it just makes me happy.
hot shower sounds very soothing
Hot water bottle to the abdominal area always helps