Menstrual Cramp Relief

For women, the wisdom you acquire with age is often offset by the physical discomfort your body seems determined to inflict upon you.

Beauty Tips & Review

August 10, 2008

Even if you have irregular cycles, you still get hit with cramps, though some get them worse than others. Sufferers with PCOS or endometriosis will probably have a worst menstrual cycle than other women. The strange thing is how some (lucky) women seem to have no discomfort whatsoever and others suffer every month.

Menstrual cramp relief needs to be reliable every month and not just a one off. One of the most common forms of menstrual cramp relief comes in the form of a pill. Some brands like Pamprin are made just for this reason, but other pain relievers should work just as well. I know women that won’t take any form of pain relief but if you are one of those women maybe it is time you started to think about it.

Perhaps you feel that you’re meant to experience this pain but that isn’t the case.If the cramps aren’t bad enough you may also suffer queasiness and feel bloated. I just didn’t want to continue with the pains almost every month so I started looking around for menstrual cramp relief remedies. The annoying thing is that I don’t suffer every month but when I do it feels like an Elephant is standing on my stomach.

Have you ever tried a heat pad on your stomach or back?

I use one from time to time and it works quite well. Pills can be good but don’t always work so the next time you want some menstrual cramp relief then why not try a heat pad. When you have painful and long lasting cramps each month, you may have to take more action. If you miss work each work because of it then something has to be done.

If normal methods don’t work then stop delaying and get along to your doctor and ask him about menstrual cramp relief. The pill may have a bad reputation in some quarters but to many women it has saved them a great deal of pain and your doctor may suggest this for you to try.

You can forget using the pill though if you want to have a baby in the near future but if not then speak to your doctor about any potential dangers when taking the pill regularly.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.