Medication or Tablets for Period Pain
To get rid of moderate period pain, you can look at using any of the following medicines which are available with MedsNow. You can either choose general painkillers, or Naproxen, which is specifically designed to target inflammation and ease pain. Here are the top three medications we recommend for painful periods.
Smoking cigarettes can make your period pain worse. Choose to quit smoking as studies show that current smokers were 41% more likely to have long-lasting period pain than non-smokers.
Stress is believed to be a trigger for painful periods, although, there aren’t enough studies to establish the link between stress and painful periods. Relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, etc. help combat stress levels and may also help improve the symptoms of premenstrual cramps.
Practice some light exercise
During a painful period, light exercises like jogging, cycling or yoga are seen to be useful in easing the cramps and thus reducing the pain. Exercises command the body to release endorphins – the hormones which block pain signals of the body (just like painkillers).
Gentle relaxation massage
Gently massaging the stomach and pelvic region with light, circular motions can help relax your muscles and reduce the spasms
Heat in any form helps dilate the blood vessels and makes your muscles less stiff. Applying a hot compress to the abdominal or pelvic region can help ease your cramps.
Foods that are high in sugar, trans-fatty acids, or salt can make your period pain worse. Healthier options that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, and vitamin D can help reduce the risk of period pain.