I suffer from intense period cramps. On bad cramp days I would turn pale, almost ghostly. I would have severe abdominal pain, I would get very cold, I would shiver, and I would have a dry mouth. When these severe cramps occur, It feels like the life is being sucked out of me.
Ways in which I decreased the menstrual (period) pain :
1. Increase in exercise
I noticed that as I increased my exercise routine, the cramps lessened to the point where I didn't need to take any motrin (the only medication that really works for me).
2. Decrease in salt and sugar
I also decreased my salt and sugar in take.
3. Consume Raspberry Tea
I drink a lot of raspberry tea which is something my sisters put me on to and it does work. It seems to reduce my pain as I continue to drink it. For me the tea has to be decaffeinated because I notice that when I drink caffeine my cramps increase.
Since making these adjustments, I have noticed a lot of positive changes with my menstrual cramps, clotting and pain in general. There are occasions where my cramps are severe but it happens once every few months, verses every cycle.
In addition to diet and exercise. I've been reading up on our tampons and pads. I found out that there are some brands that can have harmful effects on our bodies due to the fact that these brands do not use pure cotton. Instead these companies mix cotton and other things to create our pads. It seems that our pads are filled with ingredients that can add to our discomfort and cause serious complications. I've collaborated with a brand called cherish. This brand offers pads that are made with pure cotton.
I have a heavy period flow. For me the pads were comfortable, but they were a little on the thinner side and I felt that the pads needed to be a bit longer for sleeping. Other than that the pads feel light, breathable and they felt pure. It actually felt as if I had nothing on. You can find out more information on these sanitary napkins by visiting www.inspirenetwork.com/SayYes You can also contact Michael Bowman at email@example.com.