This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
There are so many things that come along with being a woman and having a menstrual cycle is one of them. This is a key part of a woman's reproduction and each month our bodies respond depending on whether an egg is fertilized or not. The typical menstrual cycle for women is 28 days, but it can be longer or shorter. In many cases, women experience symptoms like cramps, bloating, fatigue or irritability with their periods.
In this blog post I'm going to be highlighting four different things I've tried to help me feel better during my period. I can honestly say that each of these things have helped me with period pain and symptoms at one point or another. Every time my period comes around, I do each of these and I'm back to normal before I know it! Read on to learn my suggestions on four ways to feel more comfortable during your period.
1. Drink hot tea
Drinking hot tea instantly makes me feel more relaxed. There’s something about it that puts me at ease and helps me cope with the symptoms that come along with my period. I’m a big fan of green tea since it’s packed with antioxidants. I love adding a few lemon wedges and drinking it while it’s still steaming hot (but not enough to burn your tongue).
2. Pamprin Multi-Symptom
I love that it contains three active ingredients: an antihistamine to relieve irritability, a diuretic to fight against bloating and water weight gain, and a pain reliever to alleviate cramps, headaches, backaches, and muscular aches. The symptoms that I experience the most during my period are backaches and bloating, so I’m extremely thankful that I can rely on Pamprin Multi-Symptom to treat those.
When comparing Pamprin Multi-Symptom to other products, you can rest assured that it has the same strength as Extra Strength Tylenol. In addition, Pamprin Multi-Symptom fights against symptoms like bloating and irritability. Next time you're shopping at your local Walmart store, pick up some Pamprin Multi-Symptom. You'll be happy to have it on hand when "that time of the month" rolls around next.
3. Use a heating pad
Whenever I feel cramps coming on, I whip out my heating pad and let it soothe them away. I typically lay a towel or t-shirt on my stomach area so the heating pad isn’t directly against my skin. The last thing I’d want to do is to burn myself, so I always use caution when using a heating pad. If you decide to use a heating pad to aid in the relief of cramps or other period-related pain, but sure to be careful and always pay attention to the heating settings.
4. Get some exercise
I always feel a little bit better after I get up and get moving while on my period. Something as simple as taking my dog on a walk or spending 20 minutes on the treadmill can help to ease any cramps or irritability I’m experiencing. I try to work out at least three or four times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes, but when I'm on my period I try to get some exercise in each day.
How do you stay comfortable during your period? Do you have any tips or tricks? Have you ever taken Pamprin before? I'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment below!