Menstrual cramp relief.

Menstrual cramp relief.

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It''s another month and here it comes - the bloating, the tension, fatigue and cramps. Your period is on its way and you have nowhere to hide. Every month this annoying necessity arrives with all of its aggravations, the worst of which has to be menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramp relief can be very hard to get.

Exercise is a good relief for period cramp

Although it may sound like the last thing you would want to do, during these particular weeks, a lot of people actually recommend exercise, as a way to relieve menstrual cramps.

I personally have found that a short ''jog'', has benefits and does a lot to ease my menstrual cramps. Getting the blood flowing in your, ''southern hemisphere'', is a great way to achieve menstrual cramp relief. Any activity that increases blood flow to that specific region can help ease menstrual cramp pain.

Painkillers as a relief for pain ?

A traditional method of coping with cramps is taking over the counter medicines. Pain relief medications such as ''Tylenol'', or, ''Aleve'', can only go so far. If you take pain relief medicine often, it may seem to you that you have to take more and more in order to feel any marked change in your cramps.

I do not recommend taking any medicine to find menstrual cramp relief because you will begin taking it habitually every time that unwanted week rolls around, every month.

If you do choose to take pain relief medications for your cramps, talk to your doctor beforehand to make sure that you are not adversely affecting your health. Many women carry tension in their lower backs during menstruation. Perhaps it is the extra ''water weight'' we are carrying, or maybe the higher stress levels and agitation that often accompany this time.

Massage remedy, for Menstrual cramp pain.

''Lower back massage'', can relieve tension and pain in this region and may help increase blood flow. I know some women who use a heating pad to ease menstrual cramps and they say that it works well. I am not a big fan of this option because sitting around with a heating pad on your stomach can be most uncomfortable.

Heat pads, not my idea of a good idea, for cramps.

Can you imagine using this option in the summer months? If you want to use heat therapy in your quest to find menstrual cramp relief, I would recommend taking a long, hot bath. A bubble bath may help relieve your pain, relax your muscles and mind. No woman looks forward to her period. Experiment with ways of coping with menstrual discomfort and listen to your body''s responses. You may just be able to find a way to coexist happily with your southern ''feminine'' system.