A Painful Menstrual Period

My menstrual period started today. This time, I’m having a painful menstrual period or what is commonly known as dysmenorrhoea.  I’m currently experiencing pain in my lower abdomen and at my lower back.  The pain just comes and goes so I decided not to go to work and just stayed at home and rest.

Whenever this happened, I usually try some home remedies which the doctor told me when I was in college. You too can apply it too. Here’s the list:

1. Apply a heating pad on your lower belly area. Since, I don’t have a heating pad at home, I use a bottle and placed it with hot water. After that, I cover it with cloth and put the bottle in my lower belly just bellow my belly button.

2. Drinking warm beverages will also help a lot.

3. Keep your legs raised while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent.

4. Take warm showers or baths.

5. Walk or exercise regularly, including pelvic rocking exercises.

There are other home remedies that are effective but these are my proven home remedies which I have tried and tested.

If the pain gets overwhelming and I am in the middle of my work, a single Paracetamol will help. The doctor told me I can take pain relievers such as Mefenamic Acid or Advil but sad to say I am allergic to any pain relievers, so I just settle on Paracetamol and it helps though.