I am currently writing this blog post as i have period pains (iconic!). I thought i would write a blog post on period pains, as i feel not a lot of people on this platform/youtube really talk about periods, and it is a natural thing for women, so why isn’t it as natural to talk about it? weird.
How do i deal with pains?
So, not all of my period pains are the same! Some months i don’t have a period (which is quite scary!) but when i have my period, sometimes my pain is okay, and other times i am literally in bed, in agony!
hot water bottles:I always rely on these! They are my best friends when i am on my period. I love to cosy up in bed with a hot water bottle, especially on the left side as this is where the pain usually occurs.
Healthy:When i was younger, i used to binge on all the chocolate in the world, but i tend to find when i am having period pain, i always crave chocolate, but it makes my pain worse. When i am eating healthy, this eases my pain and drinking a lot of water really helps me as well with my pain. It differs between people though, but if i am craving chocolate, it obvs doesn’t mean that i don’t eat it, cause a girl needs some chocolate in her life, but i do tend to eat a balanced diet, even when i am on my period!
medication:when i have period pains, i always take ibuprofen and paracetamol as this soothes it, i have got some stronger meds from my doctor as sometimes paracetamol doesn’t cut the pain i’m in, so if my pains are really bad, then i always will make sure to take them. *if your pain is that bad, i would go to the doctor regarding this as your doctor may be able to prescribe you a different pill if you are on the pill, or might be able to investigate what may be happening!*
Keeping exercise to a minimum:At the moment i am totally into my exercise but it makes my pain so much more worse! Around the totm (time of the month) i will tend to do no exercise if the pain is bad, or light exercise as this does help with the pain and if i sit around for too long, it’ll also make my pain worse (MAKE UP YOUR MIND GAL).
Baths: Baths are my favourite thing to have when my pain is worse. What is better than just laying in the bath, your favourite bubble bath and just loving life! I love to relax in the bath and just have a chilled night/morning with candles burning and this makes me so chilled and eases the pain.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this.
If you have any different ways you control period pains, then let me know!