Being a woman is hard. We go through so much; PMS(pre-mentrual syndrome), Periods, Child-birth and of course Hormones. I thought I’d create a blog post on my way on how to deal with ‘that time of the month’ because it isn’t just the period for 5-7 days that we have to deal with. I used to get terrible periods, were i felt like staying in bed or in the bath the whole 5 days because of the intense cramps and back-pain. I suffer with a heavy period and it’s possibly the worse thing i used to go through ( i am currently on the pill and hardly bleed at all any-more, let a lot get the cramps or back-pain). I dreaded that 2 weeks, were i felt like my body was silently saying ‘ I hate you’. So here is my guide to dealing with periods and the everything else that comes with them. I am no expert and I do not know everything or what works best for every woman, but here is what I do know and learnt.
PMS is thought to be caused by the changes in hormones in our body. There a couple easy things you can do to help. Having a good diet- eating healthy. Regular exercise, I don’t mean hours of intense workouts because trust me i know no ones in the mood for that at this time of month. But light exercise like stretching and yoga could help. Getting a good night’s sleep is always helpful. Find a way to relieve stress-maybe take a bath.
Period pains or as I like to call it ‘Satan’s gift to woman’. There are a lot of ways of easing period pains. Here are some of the things I do;
Hot Water Bottle & Bed.
My two favourite things when I have period pains is having my hot water bottle and climbing into bed. The heat helps ease the pain.
Hot Bubble Bath.
There is nothing better then a hot bubble bath to ease the pain of the cramps and back-pain and helps relieve stress.
If your pain is so unbearable take some painkillers to relieve your pain if you have to go out and can’t have a bubble bath or take your hot water bottle.
Combined Contraceptive Pill.
This worked so well for me. If you have a heavy period and really intense pains then this might be a good choice for you. It lightens your period and decreases your pains. It also clears your skin so that’s a bonus.
But girls, I totally understand if you want to just jump into bed with a tub of Ben&Jerry’s. I’m the same.
I know these are the basic ways of getting through the week of pain but I like to put input into it. If you have any others that work for you.. Let me know in the comments or on twitter! – lifeasshanx.
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