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AuntieTJ

321d

What's the best way to deal with PCOS symptoms and period pains in the summer months especially when going to visit your partner's family who live in a different part of the country to you and you can only travel by train? I am going to be taking plenty of underwear and pads (I can't use tampons as my periods can very from being barely worth calling it a period to flooding everywhere... I hate when I flood as I refuse to go out. I'm just hoping that my current one disappears before we go away on the 7th of next month.

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    • QueenOfPlants

      278d

      I use a TENS machine for period cramps it's something you can wear under clothing and can move around whilst you've got it.

    • QueenOfPlants

      278d

      I use a TENS machine for period cramps it's something you can wear under clothing and can move around whilst you've got it.

    • JtotheIzzo

      279d

      Peppermint tea. I know it sounds weird, but it's so much more calming and I notice a difference in my weight (weight loss) when I drink it more

    • Atheris

      321d

      I used to use a combination of tampon and pad, because my periods were so heavy. This is what I had to do on school trips, just in case. Taking a travel size bag, like airline carry on instead of a regular purse, helps. Stash a waterproof bag, like a plastic shopping bag or laundry bag, and a spare set of underwater. Depending on the weather, I'd wear a long shirt untucked or tie a sweater around my waist. I've found that heat or deep pressure helps. The adhesive heat packs work. The back support girdle things that people in construction use always felt great. They are bulky, and can be visable under clothes so it depends on personal preference. But at night or in your own hotel/guest room it's good. My absolute go-to is a hot bath, as hot as you can comfortably make it. For cramps or migraines I'd have an ice pack on my face and be in the tub. I'd take Dramamine in addition to pain meds because it makes me drowsy, so I can sleep after.

      • AuntieTJ

        321d

        @Atheris I take 30/500mg co-codamol for mine

    • dolphinblues

      321d

      I know that using heat in the summer can be too hot, but a heating pad or therma-care stick on heat pads help me more than anything else. I also use Voltaren gel when not using heat. It doesn't completely take care of the cramps but helps ease it a bit.

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One way to deal with PCOS symptoms and period pains during summer travel is to bring plenty of underwear and pads, as you mentioned. Additionally, consider using reusable period panties for extra protection against leaks. Pack pain relief medication like ibuprofen or Midol, a heat pack for cramps, and any supplements or medications you take for managing your PCOS. Pay attention to your body's subtle signs to be prepared for any changes in your period.

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