How to reduce period related pain?
Hello, I am 16 years old. My periods started at the age of 13. I get severe pain during my period. I take complete bed rest. It is indeed horrible experience for me. I am looking for ways to reduce my pain during periods. Please suggest me some ways.
@cherry Applying heat to your abdomen and lower back may relieve pain. A 2018 review found that heat therapy (usually a heat patch or pack) was as effective at treating menstrual pain as NSAIDS. It also may cause fewer side effects. However, the authors noted that more research is needed. If you don’t have a hot-water bottle or heating pad, take a warm bath or use a hot towel. Or, you can make your own heating pad: Cut and sew together two pieces of fabric, leaving a hole at the top.
Fill with uncooked rice and sew up the hole. Microwave for a few minutes to the desired temperature. Don’t overheat! Let cool, if necessary. Or, wrap your homemade pad in a towel to reduce heat transfer. Reuse as necessary. Learn more about the best heating pads here. You can also purchase a heating pad online. Massage therapy for about 20 minutes can help. Massage therapy for menstruation involves pressing specific points while the therapist’s hands move around your abdomen, side, and back. Adding essential oils for an aromatherapy style of massage may have additional benefits