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MissThing

697d

I hate having heavy menstruals and pains..... I wish I had a heating pad. it would really help. anyone else have some tips to help with menstrual cramps and pains??

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    • Reesa

      697d

      Just to continue the thoughts. We use rice instead of beans. Toasted rice just smells nicer. Just get a long enough sock and fill it with a bag of rice then microwave it for a minute or so. It's nice and comforting. I have 3 teen daughters. We made "period pillows" a few years ago. Same concept but prettier.

    • That_Witch

      695d

      Hot baths are great, the pain returns obviously but it's nice to have a break. Also on days where I need to leave the house with bad pain I love sticky heat activated heating pads. I like the brand ThermaCare.

    • MissThing

      695d

      Thank you all so much for you're support and knowledgeable input I appreciate you're time and advices!!! 🤗👍❤️💕🙏

    • SundownPoet

      696d

      Stretching or hot epsom salt baths is what I try, it helps a bit

    • A_Delicate_Flower

      696d

      I use a warming CBD cream. It's amazing!

    • jean7

      696d

      putting your legs up the wall with a blanket over your lower abdomen - it’s supposed to help rebalance - it’s an easy way to just sit and breathe and ease some muscle tension I’ve found super helpful from pelvic floor pt

    • Rosita

      696d

      Caffeine,chamomile,Midol,flat Pepsi,warm bath. If you take any everyday meds please check with your doctor first.

    • Just_Tired

      697d

      I don’t get my period anymore but when I did the pain was just so severe what I would do is take aleve and Tylenol but the one thing that really helped me was tiger balm of all things with a heating pad I learned this from an older woman that saw how bad I would get and when she told me I was very spectacle but when ur hurting so bad you’ll try anything so I did and wow wow wow it worked amazingly after that there was never a time I didn’t have 3-4 jars with me I really hope this helps if u try it plz let me know hope you start feeling better soon

    • ToastyToast

      697d

      Unless you are allergic, chocolate tends to help me. I have high testosterone and my birth control is not fixing it currently, so I understand heavy and long periods with very bad cramps.

    • emstability666

      697d

      yup. I filled a tube sock with rice and put that thing in the microwave. It’s so comforting for the abdomen and neck

    • moodymermaid3690

      697d

      As weird as it sounds, muscle creams (like Icy-Hot and such) have helped me more than heating pads even. I didn't think it would work, but I got that desperate one day and ended up finding a go-to. I hope your pain eases soon.

    • TraitorJuice

      697d

      If you have an old sock and some uncooked rice, you have a heating pad... Fill the sock with uncooked rice, tie it off, microwave for 40 seconds.... It's great for menstrual cramps too cause it's flexible. Also my grandmother's remedy for cramps whenever I visited and had my period was hot tea with a bay leaf in it.

    • Tawni

      697d

      Eating ginger helps with cramps

    • Yuna

      697d

      Before I went on birth control, I used to use neck warmers as portable heat pads. I could stick them between my pants and undergarments and it worked like magic.

    • Reesa

      697d

      Just to continue the thoughts. We use rice instead of beans. Toasted rice just smells nicer. Just get a long enough sock and fill it with a bag of rice then microwave it for a minute or so. It's nice and comforting. I have 3 teen daughters. We made "period pillows" a few years ago. Same concept but prettier.

    • Sadako

      697d

      My grandma used to have bags filled with dried beans and put those in microwave, which was a cheap alternative since my mother and step aunt both had endometriosis, or I guess that's how old they were. I figure she sewed them herself, though I'm sure you could find a cheap version from someone online if you don't have sewing skills.

      • Sadako

        697d

        @Sadako I think she also knotted off small pillow cases from memory.

    • infinitymechanism

      697d

      CBD cream and my TENS unit gave been godsends for me. Happy to chat about either one or just in general. 😊

    • Nezzy

      697d

      An alternative to heating pads are hot water bottles. They’re more common in Europe & the UK but are so nice. I boil water in my kettle and pour it in, they help my cramps immensely. That and Advil liquid gels 😆

    • Nezzy

      697d

      You mentioned a heating pad— any way you can get access to one?

    • RareEyez86

      697d

      My OBGYN told me to take 2 aspirin, Tylenol or ibuprofen 2-3 before you start and that will elevate the pain to a certain degree. Good enough to live your life and not be burden with the thoughts of wanting to yank your uterus out! 😫😤

    • Eveybird

      697d

      Yogi Women's Raspberry Leaf Tea

    • Suze

      697d

      Warm bath, yoga, meditation

      • MissThing

        697d

        @Suze thanks I can't really take baths tbh so I take hot showers and have a seat in my shower. What type of yoga forms help the most?? I've been trying to get into yoga but hard with all of my doctor's appointments I've had.

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