Best Ways to Help period cramps

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Over the Counter Drugs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the main form of over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever recommended for menstrual pain and profuse menstrual bleeding. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve).

These medications help reduce the body's production of prostaglandins. NSAIDs are not as effective as oral contraceptives, but they can help reduce pain.

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Written by Jean Tate
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Hydrate

Menstrual cramp is an uncomfortable part of life for many women on a monthly basis. Drinking more water can help reduce bloating. Get in the habit of drinking 6 to 8 glasses of water a day, especially during your period. Add a little mint or a lemon wedge piece to make it more palatable. While at it, avoid salt, which promotes fluid retention and bloating. Avoid dehydration-inducing alcohol.

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Written by Cornelia Ferguson
12 months ago
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Exercise

This is going to sound like the worst possible thing you could do for yourself, but trust me, it works. You need to get out of bed and move around. Engaging in some moderate exercise can be extremely helpful when you're dealing with period cramps. I have definitely noticed a difference in my own cramps since I incorporated exercise into my daily routine. Aside from helping your body feel better, exercise also gives your mind something else to focus on for a while. Exercise

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Written by Essie Burns
12 months ago
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No caffeine

Caffeine is an ingredient that can actually make your cramps worse. Drinking coffee or energy drinks high in caffeine can even make your period last longer than usual. Instead of drinking your usual cup of joe, try drinking a smoothie or protein in the morning instead. You can also try drinking decaf for a few days. Trust me, your uterus will thank you. It's better to survive without caffeine for a few days than suffer from worse cramps.

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Written by Shari Phillips
5 months ago
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Take some meds

Sometimes your cramps aren't so bad. And sometimes they take over your entire body and make you want to cry endlessly. Taking some over the counter medicine can help ease your symptoms so that you can try and function for the rest of the day. Taking pain medicine such as Advil or Aleve can help the painful cramps be a little more manageable. Follow the instructions on the packaging and make sure you discuss the effects of these medications with your physician.

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Written by Maureen Stone
12 months ago

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