best way to stop a period cramp?
im cramping so badly
- 5 days ago
I would say sex because that usually helps with my cramps.
- 1 month ago
Heating pads. If you have a cat that will lay on you, that might help too.
- 1 month ago
It use to be any Concord grape wine.
- mike mLv 51 month ago
Having an orgasm helps some. Yes, that's a serious answer!
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- MistyLv 51 month ago
strong doses of ibuprophen. if it doesn't work , you need an RX. you "may" have endometriosis and that pain is unreal. use heating pad too if you wish. lay on bed and don't move.
- NatashaLv 71 month ago
- If you want to use an over the counter pain reliever, then use ibuprofen. These are generally most effective at relieving menstrual pain, since they're made to relieve muscular pain. There are different products on the market which are specifically made for relieving menstrual pain, although I personally find that normal ibuprofen works just as well. Avoid aspirin, as it interferes with blood clotting.
- Keep the area warm by soaking in a hot bath, or try using a heating pad, rice sock or hot water bottle (wrapped up in a towel or cover first, never let it come into direct contact with your skin, as it could cause burns).
- Have some peppermint sweets or peppermint tea - peppermint can help relieve the pain.
- Keep your fluid intake up by drinking plenty of fluids. Being dehydrated can make the cramps worse. However, avoid too much caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks, as this can make it worse.
- Have calcium, which helps lessen the severity of cramps. Good sources include milk, dairy food made from milk like cheese or yogurt, tomatoes, watercress and soya.
- Consuming ginger in any form (root, tea or sweets) has also been shown to relieve cramps and reduce nausea.
- Have some food and drink which contain potassium to help relieve the pain such as gatorade, dark leafy greens, baked potato with skin, salmon, bananas, white mushrooms, avocado, white beans and dried apricots.
- Eat more fiber to help flush excess estrogen from your body. Foods containing fiber include fresh fruits and vegetables, raisins, porridge oats, brown bread, popcorn, brown rice, brown pasta and fiber rich breakfast cereals like all bran.
- Some dietary supplements have been indicated to help relieve menstrual discomfort such as zinc, omega 3, vitamin e and thiamine.
- Use of hormonal contraception i.e. the pill can help.
- As much as you may not feel like it, mild exercises can increase blood flow and help provide relief, so try going for a jog, practicing yoga, or go for a bike ride.
- Distract yourself from the pain by doing something that would normally absorb you such as socializing on facebook or twitter (if you use them), reading a book, watching a good film or your favorite tv programme (preferably a comedy as laughter is a natural pain reliever), playing a computer game or chatting online with friends.
- Acupuncture can also help.
- Wear loose fitting clothing that doesn't put pressure on your abdomen, like floaty dresses. Avoid those that do like leotards, swimsuits and skinny jeans.
If it's causing you real trouble, or you're worried, you could always speak to a doctor for assistance. Your GP can help, or they may refer you to a gynecologist for specialist treatment.
Hope this helps.
- D_21Lv 51 month ago
When the uterus contracts to push out the unused uterine lining, that's part of what causes the cramps. The muscular contractions. Heat relaxes muscles. That's why it is popular advice amongst women to use an electric heating pad, blanket, or hot water bottle. If you don't own any of these, try creating your own makeshift hot water bottle. You can heat some water for use in an actual drinking water bottle, or even heat up a damp wash hand towel/wash rag. I suggest maybe use a ziplock to guard against leaks and to insulate the heat. You may have to reheat after a while.
'Over the counter' (meaning no prescription needed) pain medications can sometimes help. Midol and Pamprin are brands that focus specifically on menstrual discomfort. Other medications like Ibuprofen, Alieve, or Advil can help too. When using pain medications, always be sure to read the "active ingredients" on the label. This tells you what you're actually taking. It will help you figure out what works for your body and what maybe doesn't.
Drugs companies sometimes change their formulas or buy each other out. They don't have to notify customers of a change of ingredients in any way, except on the label. If they switch their active ingredient, the different one may not work as well as the previous. Reading the labels will keep you informed.
Anyway, heat is your best immediate option. Pile on the blankets! You can even enlist a household pet to snuggle you with their body heat.
- IcySunshine_Lv 41 month ago
Try a heating pad, it will relieve cramps
- Anonymous1 month ago
It’s the last thing you’re in the mood for, but an orgasm ends cramps for five or six hours. The uterine contractions empty a lot of the blood and uterine lining that’s been shed.
- Anonymous1 month ago
You can try NSAIDs like ibuprofen. Also, a hot water bottle or heating pad on the painful area can help. For me, exercise helps a lot. On days when I have bad cramps I spend 2 hours walking and feel much better.