Your Complete Guide To Menstrual Cramps

girl lying down wants menstrual cramps relief

Youch! Cramps are NO fun. | Source: Shutterstock

Oh, menstrual cramps are the worst. They seriously, seriously are. For a pain that’s “normal,” (in other words, pain that doesn’t signify something being terribly wrong with your body,) they hurt like hell: much worse than someone who doesn’t get bad cramps (your annoyingly lucky friend, every guy you will ever meet for the rest of your life as long as you live) can truly understand. The pain can be so debilitating that sometimes you end up missing school, work, or fun social activities in favor of lying miserably on your bed, wishing you could cut out your own uterus. (Anyone who’s ever had truly bad cramps knows that’s not an exaggeration!)

The very worst thing about menstrual cramps is that they happen every single month, for the rest of your life. In other words, the future is pretty bleak if you don’t figure out an effective strategy for controlling the pain of cramps, rather than letting cramps control your life. What you need, my friend is menstrual cramps relief!

I’ve learned a lot of tricks to dealing with cramps over the years–so go to the next page to read all about them!

Posted in: Body & Health, How To, Uncategorized, Your Body
Tags: , , , , , , , ,


  1. avatarLucie says:

    Here’s a little tip if, like me, you can’t quit work and go home like you want to when suffering from these hellish cramps – I was in agony 2 hours ago and I thought I was going to die!!!! I’d taken lots of painkillers and tried to avoid caffeine. Found this article and tried the yoga pose (which is amazing!) but needed a hot water bottle, it’s ALL I wanted.. but it’s a bit awkward when you work in a shop! Well, I filled a kitchen rubber glove with hot water, an idea I got off the vet – they did this for my rabbit when he was cold after an operation.. So, then I sat at the till with a jumper on my lap hiding my fat fingered bright yellow hot water bottle – yippee!! Feeling a LOT better now, thanks for the tips, good luck to all the girlies suffering, just remember- this: ALL things must pass xxx

  2. avatarCassie says:

    Plz…can someone help me am reali suffering from cramps and i’ve tried everything

  3. avatarBabyboo123 says:

    OMG my belly hurts so bad I can’t even stand up

  4. avatarBethan says:

    Got really bad cramps today, I’ve tried quite a few things before & nothings really ever worked. Just fed up of the pain now so read this article & comments today & tried a few – took ibuprofen, did a bit of running on the spot & around the flat, yoga, drunk loads of water & ate a banana… I don’t know if it was one or all of them but the pain is no more, it’s such a relief, and I feel like I can carry on my day as normal. :)

  5. avatarJenny says:

    I’ve tried everything! Hot bath, pain relievers, yoga, and these cramps will still not go away! It feels as if every month they get worse. Also I get kinda sick from it all, any other suggestions?

  6. avatarJulie says:

    I have a hot water bottle on now but the cramps are really bad and sore,I’ve had ibuprofen and still nothing works?whats the best advice??

  7. avatarLaura says:

    I was also up last night at 4 am with crazy cramps… I know this is late in coming now but if you don’t have a water bottle in a pinch you can throw some rice or lentils in a sock, tie it off and pop it in the microwave for 25-30 seconds. It makes a great heat pack and for me anyway, sometimes heat is the only thing that works (even when its 26°c at 4 am >:/ ).

  8. avatarari says:

    Laying in bed right now(4am) because I can’t fall asleep due to the immense pain. Everthing hurts. Feels like somebody’s trying to shove a potato up my uterus or something, oh and they’re kicking my vagina too. I can’t get hot water bottles is there SOMETHING that’ll help

    • avatarGrace says:

      I don’t know if this will help you girls out. But it helps me. The only problem is I can only take it at night when my sons r asleep and not sick. Zanaflex is a muscle relaxant and you need a prescription for it. But it works in 20 minutes. Start with 2mg and dont go past 6mg otherwise u will see things that are not there. I dont just take it for period cramps, its also good for migraines which gets worse during my period. And for other things.

Leave Your Comment

Your email address will not be published.