Menstrual cramps are uncomfortable, painful, and sometimes even debilitating. This is especially true for women who suffer from ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, or endometriosis.
And sure, there are long-term remedies you can try that may relieve period cramps in the long run. For example, you could start taking oral contraceptives and ensure your diet is high in plants, fiber, and minimally processed foods. But right now, all you’re looking for is fast relief from the pain.
Try these quick cures.
Increase Your Fluid Intake with Mobile IV Therapy
Increasing your fluid intake can help reduce the bloating often associated with the menstrual cycle, which can make the pain worse. Plus, some women experience vomiting and diarrhea along with cramps. In this case, it’s a good idea to replace lost fluids.
Getting a menstrual cycle IV drip is the fastest way to increase your fluid intake, so you can reduce your symptoms quickly. How? The fluids, vitamins, and electrolytes in the IV drip go straight to the bloodstream, bypassing the slow digestive system.
What’s more, mobile IV specialists come to you and administer the IV from the comfort of your home, so you don’t have to worry about going out and making it to a clinic when you’re doubled over in pain. All you have to do is book an appointment online. You can request a same-day visit or book in advance each month when you know symptoms are about to start.
Apply Heat to the Area
Placing a heating pad on your stomach or lower back can do wonders for relieving menstrual pain quickly. Heat is known to improve blood flow, relax muscles, and relieve tension in the body. Research indicates that a heat patch at 104°F (40°C) is as effective as ibuprofen at relieving menstrual cramps.
Don’t have a heating pad? Try a hot bath or shower instead.
Drink Chamomile Tea
During your period, cells in your endometrium release prostaglandins, which provoke the uterine muscle contractions that lead to pain and cramps. Chamomile tea is an anti-inflammatory that actually inhibits prostaglandins. Relief from period cramps may just be a warm cup of tea away.
Exercise Away the Pain
You’re in pain, and the last thing you want to do right now is get up and exercise — but (unfortunately) this might be just what you need to start feeling better. You see, exercise releases endorphins, which can help reduce menstrual pain. In fact, studies show that exercise may be so effective that it even reduces the need for you to take pain medication.
Try a slow walk, light stretching, or yoga if you’re not feeling well.
Massage the Area
Research indicates that a massage on the abdominal area can relax the uterus and reduce muscle spasms to relieve period pain, even in women who experience severe pain due to endometriosis.
If you can’t get a same-day appointment with your massage therapist, you can massage your abdominal area yourself. Add some essential oils and massage the area for about 20 minutes.
Take an Over-the-Counter Medication
Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory medication that can reduce the number of prostaglandins in the body and thus offer fast-acting relief of period cramps.
Rejuv IV offers specialized Menstrual Cycle IV treatments to help women in the San Francisco Bay area get quick relief from period pain. Get help now.