How to manage menstrual pain?
Hello, I am 15 years old. During my period, the muscles of my womb contract and relax to help shed built-up lining. Sometimes I experience cramps, which means my muscles are at work. I also experience: nausea, vomiting, headaches and diarrhea. How to manage menstrual pain?
@snigdha It’s common to feel discomfort around your abdomen, lower back, and thighs when you’re menstruating. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the primary over-the-counter (OTC) form of pain relief recommended for menstrual pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). These drugs help lower your body’s production of prostaglandin. NSAIDs are not as effective as oral contraception at lowering prostaglandin, but they can help reduce pain. Massage therapy for menstruation involves pressing specific points while the therapist’s hands move around your abdomen, side, and back.