7) Stick-on Heating Pads
If you have cramps but can’t stay at home in a bath or with a hot water bottle, the stick-on heating pads available at drug stores can seriously save your life. They’re a little goofy: you basically stick a huge white pad on your lower stomach and it heats up. But it’s totally hidden by your clothing, and the heat, which lasts for a good few hours, really helps soothe your period pain while you’re on the go.
8 ) Birth Control Pill
Birth control pills regulate your hormones, which means they can actually help all kinds of symptoms: acne, mood-fluctuations, and, most importantly, period pain. Totally worth checking out if you get bad menstrual cramps month after month–many girls who aren’t even sexually active yet go on them for just this reason!
9) Talk to Your Doctor
If you have really bad cramps, and it’s seriously affecting your quality of life, the very best thing to do is talk to your doctor. He or she might be able to recommend something you hadn’t even thought of–a different birth control pill, stronger prescription painkillers, etc. What’s more, sometimes bad cramps can be a symptom of something else, which your doctor will need to know about. There is absolutely no reason for you to suffer intensely each month, so work with your doctor to find the best solution for you!
Do you have any great tips or tricks for getting dealing with menstrual cramps? Share them in the comments!