Any strange things that help your period cramps?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5945 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@FutureMrsDM:  A glass of merlot and a hot water bottle

Post # 4
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016


Post # 5
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureMrsDM:  Shower sex, shower sex makes it ALL better 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Not really weird, but sitting or lying with my legs raised really really helps and if I take paracetamol before the pain starts then I’m usually virtually pain free for the whole event. 

Post # 7
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@FutureMrsDM:  There’s an acupressure point on your calves that works really well (and this is coming from me, a person that doesn’t beleive in all that stuff!).  It’s usually about midway your calves and you have to press it really hard.

Post # 8
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FutureMrsDM:  I have a day and a half of extremely painful cramps each cycle. The only thing that works is Advil. I try to avoid it, but it’s just awful. Growing up my mom always had a cadbury milk chocolate bar at that time, and I definitely learned that habit from her. It’s so good and I’m not supposed to eat milk chocolate, but once in awhile, I indulge.

Post # 9
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to do “cat & cow” like in yoga.  I get tightness in my lower back with AF, so that really helps. 

And of course, @Nona99:  +1 on the wine 🙂

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Running makes them go away for a little while!

Post # 12
1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I always play music, that helps me to stop mentally thinking about the cramps. Sex also helps.

Post # 13
2355 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


Post # 14
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Pills, chocolate, ben & Jerry’s, bath & hot water bottle. 

Post # 15
2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sleeping. I can’t handle the pain, so I sleep to forget about it. That and sitting down in a chair with my head at my knees. 

Post # 16
3971 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Heating pad/hot water bottle/hot bath, sex, cardio (it sounds like the last thing you want to do, but honestly, working out helps!)

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