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Menstruation cramps are not fun. Period.

Not only do we have to deal with PMS’ing, bloating, and breast pain, but the cramps your body gets before and during your period can be awful.

Whether you have mild pain or excruciating pain, there are a few ways to ease the pain.

While these tips could work depending on the person, a gentle reminder to see your doctor if needed.

  1. Heating Pads – be it on your abdomen or your lower back, a heating pad could relax the muscles constantly contracting
  2. Bath – pamper yourself to a warm bath to ease your muscles
  3. Massage – gentle pressure around the muscles or lower back
  4. Tea – be it ginger, green tea, it could go a long way to relax
  5. Pain medication – Over the counter pain medication is sometimes needed to help ease the pain
  6. Acupuncture – if needed, some pressure points could help relieve that pain
  7. Sleep – sometimes resting and sleeping is the way to go
  8. Hydration – drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated
  9. Birth contraceptives – depending on your situation, sometimes birth control could aid with period cramps
  10. Exercise – only if you can, but sometimes working out the tense muscles will help
  11. Orgasms – some self love will always help your body