Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Must Relieve This Menstrual Pain, Before It Drives Me Insane! ....Nikki :)
Below are some GREAT ways to lessen the effects of cramps and PMS (pretty-mad-sista)

Reduce your consumption of salt, sugar and caffeine during the week before your period to prevent cramps or reduce their severity.
Increase your intake of calcium-rich foods such as milk, yogurt or leafy green vegetables.
Keep in mind that a high-potency B-complex vitamin may help if you're susceptible to menstrual cramps. Vitamin B 6 is especially important, but don't take more than 100mg per day.
Apply heat to your muscles when cramps occur. Take a hot bath or place a hot water bottle on your abdomen or lower back.
Get moving. Sitting or lying around may actually make you feel worse. Swimming and walking are good activities because they are gentle and not too stressful. Certain stretches and yoga positions will also help to relieve the pain.

Avoid standing for long periods if you have pain in your lower back.
Massage your lower back to relieve tension and pain.
Take ibuprofen or naproxen to help relieve cramps.
Take a break, breathe deeply and listen to soothing music.



gor(jess). said...

ughh cramps ! lol
but yess the whole get moving thing does work . i force myself to go take a walk && it starts to ease.

good stuff :] thankss

♥Miss T♥ said...

omg i will definitely use some of these tips this month. every month i suffer with cramps. it never fails lol. thanks for the tips!!!

♥Nikki D.City Star♥ said...

GorJess- your welcome! I was so hurting yesterday! and moving and heat helped me too :)

Miss T- I'm so glad you'll be using these tips! Cramps suck! & your welcome.