Remedies for Menstrual Pain

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Women often find themselves in horrible amounts of pain each month when they menstruate. This is not uncommon but at times, the pain from cramping can be so unbearable that it brings a woman to tears.

Many women say they wish they were men for this sole reason alone and dread this one week out of the month because they do not look forward to the pain they will experience. There are many things that can be done right at home when the pain from menstruation strikes. If you have never given these remedies a try, now would be a great time.

Hot or Cold?

When you have cramps, you know how painful they are. They can almost feel like the contractions you experience when you are in labor. Of course, if you have never had a child, then you cannot make that comparison. Period cramps can be easily relieved with hot or cold. Yes. This may sound like a simple solution and it is. It also works.

If you have fierce cramps, try using a heating pad on your abdomen to relieve the pain. Leave it on for as long as you want or until you feel better. If the heat does not provide you with any relief, try using an ice pack. Lay it on your abdomen and relax for a while. If you’re unsure whether the hot or cold does more good, try alternating to see which feels the best for you.


There are also many kinds of medications out there that can actually provide you with relief when you are experiencing period cramps and menstrual pain. One of the best and most popular medications for this pain is called Midol. You can purchase this over the counter at drug stores and Wal-Marts nationwide and it actually does work to relieve the pain you will experience.

Pamprin is another brand of medication that can be taken by women experiencing menstrual cramps and pain. There are some generics that can be used too, but these will vary by the store you are purchasing in. If you have pain in your lower back, using some Icy Hot will do wonders for you. This can be purchased in a large tub and rubbed on the area causing you pain.

As you can see, you are not alone if you are suffering with horrid pain each time you get your period. Many other women experience the same pain. There are many things you can do at home to get the edge off the pain and there are also medications that can be used in combination. Give these things a try the next time you have menstrual pain or cramping and see how they work for you!

This is a guest post.  Casey McNeil is a student by day and a writer by night.  That’s why she uses Life Source to keep her current on what she can do to make her life more bearable.

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