5 ways to relieve period pain so you can still be happy throughout your day

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Ladies, you know what I’m talking about here. When it comes to that time of the month and you are utterly in despair, don’t be as here are 5 ways to relieve period pain so you can still be happy throughout your day.

Until I hit my 30s I would suffer unbearable period pain. Where I would break down sobbing like mad as I be in so much pain. It would feel like my whole body was on fire and it was coming from inside and there was nothing I could do. There the period pain we would all suffer and then there is the unbearable horrible awful pain where your doctor diagnosed you as suffering from Endometriosis.  That was me for a long time, until I hit my 30s.

When it would come to that time of month, I would have to shut myself away, cancelled all my plan or call in sick to work as leaving the house was a big no no. I would spend my day drugged up on painkiller and I would just be a complete wreck all day. Trust me (and I’m sure you ladies all know what I’m talking about here), it wasn’t a pretty picture.

I use to despair at school if it was a swimming class, it would be so embarrassing explaining to my teacher why I can’t swim in front of all the class. My swimming teacher hated me so she always made it difficult for me.

I once turned up to a job in so much pain that I threw up on the shop floor in front of the boss (for real!). So embarrassing!

Embarrassing and horrible experience aside, I have taught myself on how to relieve period pain over the year. During my 20s I saw a few gynecologists as both my mum and sister was nagging me to. It was very helpful and I learnt a lot of useful information.

So ladies if you want to find 5 ways to relieve period pain, then do read on.

Eat lots of Red meats

When It comes to that time of month, you will find your body irons levels drop and that often what can make you feel sluggish and so sleepy. We all been there. I have iron definancy and gynecologists has told me that eating lots of red meats a week before, during and after will help me. Red meats are packed with irons vitamins and mineral, and the more you top up your iron level the less like that time of month will hurt like hell. If you are a vegan or vegetarian I’m sure you can find alternative.

Have a long relaxing bath

I have been told this by people that laying in a pool of water actually helps relaxes the muscle where the pain is pounding you. So go grab a really nice Lush bath bomb, run yourself a bath and create a spa relaxing area. Just lay there and forget about the pain. Even when you get out of the bath, your muscle still be relaxing and easing with any pain.

Lay in bed with a hot water bottle

My sister told me this (as she also suffers from the same conditions as me so everything I went through – she went through it first!) tip when I first started to suffer. It just nice to lay in bed and get a hot water bottle and put it across the area that hurt. As with the bath idea, the hot water just relaxes the muscles and ease the pain. It also a good thing to do just before you want to sleep.

Turn to Herbal Tea

This comes from my mother in law and it does work. Once again it the heat I think that does the trick as it relaxes the muscle. So go brew up some herbal tea and start to feel more at ease with your body.

Massage yourself with essentials oils

I have found that using certain aromatic essentials oils and giving yourself massage can relieve any cramp pain you might be having. The two essentials oil I use is peppermint and eucalyptus. What I do is go somewhere quiet and rub the essentials oil on my hands and just start massaging the area where it hurt. This I do find help relaxes the muscle.

 

So there you go, 5 ways to relieve period pain. Do you have any tips to add?

23 Comments
  • Madhavi
    May 20, 2017

    Good information thanks..

  • Toni
    May 20, 2017

    These are some awesome tips! I’ve not heard about essential oils or herbal tea, so I’ll have to give them a try.

    Thanks!

  • Paige
    May 20, 2017

    This was just what I needed today!!! Thank you.
    Paige X

    http://paigemargaretblog.blogspot.co.nz

  • Deborah Nicholas
    May 20, 2017

    Yep i have always sworn by a hot water bottle and some feminax! Some say exercise is good but if im in pain the last thing i want to do is work out lol

  • Marina Rosie
    May 20, 2017

    Hot water bottles and pain killers are my lifeline when I’m on my period. It can sometimes put me in agony, so I’ve got to make sure I’ve got those two with me! x
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
    http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.fr/

  • Katrina
    May 20, 2017

    My survival list for the time of the month is chocolate chick flicks and a blanket hehe will be sure to try some of these next time Aunt Flo pops up

  • Nayna Kanabar
    May 20, 2017

    I think most if us having experienced period pains at some point, you have shared some useful advise.

  • Karen - Kupon Girl
    May 20, 2017

    Period time is the utmost worst 🙁 It can be that bad, excruciating pain and not being able to function at all~ I know what your talking about. I have found thermacare wraps (for menstral) to use. Just peel off the backing and place where it needs to go and have no more pain for the day! What a huge difference. All that heat working in and making you feel so much better! Try it and see if it helps! Here is a link to find more info on it! https://www.thermacare.com/menstrual-heatwraps

  • Melanie
    May 21, 2017

    All great tips, relaxing bath, hot water bottle and the herbal teas are the ones that help me the most 🙂 x

  • Anosa
    May 21, 2017

    I still have those horrid days of torture but now effectively manage them with paramol and a good old water bottle my dearest friend. I never sleep without one

  • Ritu
    May 21, 2017

    I’m lucky I don’t really suffer from periods, let alone the pains but there are some awesome tips here!

  • I think hot water bottles and heat-packs are underestimated as self care tools!!! I love mine!

  • AnHistorian
    May 21, 2017

    I’ve used all of these! As someone who used to vomit and/or pass out on a monthly basis), it is a serious and complex issue. I also usually turned to Aleve when it got to that point, and I found enough relief to sleep/eat! Great post!

  • Katina
    May 21, 2017

    Gosh I understand your pain. I threw up in dance class once because I was in so much period pain. Drinking lots of water, ginger tea, and light exercise helps me.

  • Amber
    May 21, 2017

    I find a bath definitely helps! I never really thought about eating red meats though! Great post!

  • Mummy Times Two
    May 22, 2017

    Some really great tips here, period pain is horrible, so anything that helps is worth a try x

  • Great tips, I found that my period pain got so much better when I started using a menstrual cup so that would be my tip

  • Yaya
    May 22, 2017

    Eating red meat is definitely important as it helps loads with your iron levels. I tend to have a mostly protein based diet during that time of the month, despite the craving for carbs, and it really makes a difference.

  • Louise
    May 22, 2017

    These are all great ideas, Anna. Period pain is the worst!

    Louise x

  • sophia tranter
    May 22, 2017

    I wish I read this last week!! such a different post to read but I really enjoyed it! 🙂

    Sophia

    sophiaaxo.wordpress.com

  • anthea
    May 23, 2017

    Some great tips. I was quite lucky and only ever needed a pain killer for the first day. Some of my friends had horrific times. I never knew abut the red meat

  • Tracy
    May 23, 2017

    This is much needed! I would never have thought about the essential oils massage. It is something I will have to try!

  • Emily Leary
    May 25, 2017

    Yes to a relaxing bath or hot water bottle! Anything that can help reduce aches is always helpful.

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