5 Easy Tips to Make Your Menstrual Cycle Easier (and a giveaway!) – ends 6/20

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diurex Diuretics for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.


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As a woman we have to endure that horrible monthly visitor. From a young age my menstrual cycles have always been very painful, to the point where my life would stop for about 36 hours. There would be no work, no school, no social life, nothing. After years and years of this, I finally decided that I had enough. As a mom, I don’t have time for down time, especially not a whole day and a half. I did a lot of research on the topic and visited a lot of doctors for answers, so now I’m sharing with you my 5 easy tips to make your menstrual cycle easier. I’m hoping it will help someone out there, like it has me. We all know what goes on during our menstrual cycle, but in edition to the obvious, us females have pain from cramping, food cravings, crazy mood swings, and of course bloating. I know by the time my menstrual cycle rears it’s ugly head, I can’t fit into half of my clothes.

1 A hot bath – This will make you feel better, a bit refreshed, and can even reduce cramping from the heat. Add some epsom salt with lavender essential oil for a relaxing bath that will get you ready for a good night’s sleep.

2 Chocolate – I’m not sure I have to explain this one, but there’s just something about it.

3 Heating Pad – This is a must have. Place it on your lower abdominal area, sit back, and read a book or watch tv, or even play a game with your kids.

4 Drink Water – I’m serious, the more water you drink the less bloated you will be, and the better you will feel.

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Like with everything in your medicine cabinet, please make sure to read and follow all label instructions before using. Also, please note, I am not a doctor, so use the above advice at your own discretion.

What are some of your best, tried and true, menstrual cramp tips?

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  1. Krystal Waters says:

    The heating pad always works well and trying to relax by laying down in bed until it passes.

  2. Tara Turney says:

    I fill a two liter pop bottle with hot water to gently roll across my back or abdomin.

  3. Stefanie Rivera says:

    I take tons of Tylenol, eat lots of chocolate and lay down as much as possible to fight the cramps. I also have my hubby rub my lower back. I try to relax as much as possible so I can ignore the pain.

  4. WOW! Thanks for the Wonderful Review on 5 Easy Tips to Make Your Menstrual Cycle Easier! Well, I’m at that stage where I don’t get my cycle every month. Sometimes I can go for several months without a cycle and then 1 month, it’s here! I don’t have “normal” cycles anymore and when I do get one, I have the worse cramps ever, I have already used 6 pads and have gone through all of them! I get it so bad that It’s absolutely terrible and a bit scary too! The last one I had, it was so bad that it went constantly for over 1 week straight! When I started thinking about calling the doctor, it backed off and eventually went away! When this type of cycle happens, I try to not do too much because it’s a horrible feeling! I put the heating pad on my lower abdomen and lay down for a bit. I mean, I’m still a mom and wife and certain things have to get done! I feel like I could stay in bed the entire time! I have to have my chocolate as well! I guess there is something soothing about it and that’s why us women crave chocolate! I really do not get the bloating too bad and my clothes have always fit. So, I guess that’s a plus for me (at least one anyway). Thanks so much for sharing you wonderful review, the 5 tips, and your personal and professional opinions on 5 Easy Tips to Make Your Menstrual Cycle Easier with all of us! You know that I always appreciate your reviews!!!!!!! Thanks again! Michele 🙂

  5. Take a hot shower

  6. Renee Smith says:

    I like the chocolate suggestion, lol! I really do crave it when it’s that time of the month.

  7. My tip is to get up and walk. If that doesn’t help, then I try some over-the-counter pain medications.

  8. Patricia C. says:

    Fyi- A chocolate craving means you have a magnesium deficiency since chocolate has one of the highest levels of magnesium as a food. Hormones cause the magnesium deficiency.

  9. vickiecouturier says:

    i would have a heating pad to lay on sometimes that helped,,that and midol

  10. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    Thank you for sharing this product and all these great suggestions. This article is greatly appreciated

  11. Marti Tabora says:

    I like to use a heating pad or a very hot shower, it seems to help me a lot. Sometimes you just have to wait it out.

  12. Cathy French says:

    I don’t have periods anymore because I had a hysterectomy but the pain I’ll never forget. I had the worst periods with so much pain I used medication and heating pads.

  13. alona y says:

    The only thing I’ve found that absolutely works for me is using a heat pack. I finally got an electric plug-in one and that was a worthy investment! I stopped taking any OTC’s since they didn’t seem to even touch the pain.

  14. LeAnn H says:

    I use a heating and take midol. I rest if I don’t feel like doing anything.

  15. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I am not copying an answer but heat and midol definitely.

  16. I use a heating pad when I’m cramping. I don’t have much luck with taking any medications so I have to wait it out if the heating pad doesn’t work for me.

  17. nicole krutz says:

    I haven’t tried any kind of pills to help but have really been thinking about it. To help symptoms, I usually just use ibuprofen and I try to get more sleep than I usually do.

  18. Everybody is different, but warm showers help with any cramping I have. Staying hydrated is a must, and that’s with all cramping, not just menstrual. Taking something like mydol is a last resort for me but that takes the edge off if it’s really bad.

    Thank you for the chance!

  19. Heather B says:

    Lots of water and rest seems to help me.

  20. Nothing really worked for me. Sometimes I would rub Ben Gay on my abdomen. That helped a bit.

  21. Nice review, my biggest tip is ‘stay away from the salt for four days’, for example don’t eat chips, or fries or salty things. It makes a big difference.

  22. Jerrica Evans says:

    I would say relax as much as possible and sit in a hot bubble bath.

  23. Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    I try to get extra sleep and use a heating pad. I also try to get comfortable lying down and then relax as much as possible in that position.

  24. Brittney House says:

    The things that work best for me are rest and pills. I feel so much better when i’m laying down and can take my mind off the pain.

  25. usally lay a heating pad on stomach ,midol and ibupfofen ,but here lately nothing seems to help

  26. Holly Thomas says:

    I usually just rest, take tylenol and a hot shower to lessen the symptoms.

  27. crystal gibson says:

    I have horrible cramps since my daughter was born and I had a tubal. The only thing I have found that will take the edge off is Midol and a heating pad or hot water bottle. Sometimes nothing helps though. I have been reading about the cloth menstrual pads and they are supposed to help with cramping because they are natural cotton and do not have chemicals.

  28. Heat helps with pain and cramps. Long, hot showers work wonders for everything.
    They are the only thing that helps.

  29. Dagmar Moretti says:

    Typically I use a heat pad to reduce the pain. I found that taking some Midol helps too!

  30. Danielle Marie says:

    i use salon pas. it is like icy hot but better. i also take ibuprofen.


  31. heather s says:

    I take ibuprofen for the pain. If it is bad I use a heating pad

  32. tonya dreese says:

    I use Motrin and heating pads, I also use a cooling spray on my back when my cramps are bad, it really helps alot.

  33. My periods have never been bad – 4 days at the most and they are done. Any cramping I have is light and never lasts very long. So I really don’t have any tips, just remember to be kind to yourself.

  34. advice.I usually take a hot shower and lay down. I agree that’s hard to do with kids. You have some great tips I’ve never heard before like eating chocolate. I use diurex for edema in my legs that happens a few times a year but I’ll try it for cramps. Great advice

  35. Dawn Reid says:

    I use a heating pad, aleve and I exercise to help with the cramping and bloating

  36. I use IB Profin if it’s bad… like Motrin. Otherwise I just try to sleep it off.

  37. laura588 says:

    My cramps are so bad every month that I dread it when my time is due. One of my tips is to use a heated towel and lay down for a hour or so. It really does help along with a lot of Midol.
    Laurie Emerson

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