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Periods, ugh! We dread them coming for most of the month but we’re really relieved when they arrive. Often they are unwelcome but they are a normal part of the female reproductive system and like every part of our bodies, they are there for a reason. Some of us have periods that go by with little to no pain. Then there are others like my friend Nicole who has the worst pains on the planet. If you are in the same boat as Nicole, we have some tips on how you can ease those period pains and make life more bearable during that time of the month.

Exercise

This might be the last thing that you’re willing to do and trust me you don’t have to start doing the vosho all over your living room. Walking fast for 15 minutes can ease those stomach cramps. When you’re moving, your body is pumping blood which releases endorphins ( hormones that make you happy) which help ease stomach cramps. Don’t stop the activity after your period has ended, regular exercise is very good for you and will help you prepare for the next period.

Heat things up

The muscles of your uterus are quite contracted, think of a clenched fist, and this is one of the main causes of your pain. Applying heat helps to loosen those contracted muscles, easing your pain. You can use a hot water bottle, take a hot bath or shower or use your warm face cloth to apply heat to the most painful areas.

Get a massage

Massage your painful bits with aromatic essential oils for calming pain relief. Massaging with essential oils can reduce the duration of your pain and provide pain relief. You can use lavender oil or sage oil which can be found at your nearest pharmacy. Getting a massage can also help relax you and take your mind off the pain that you may be feeling.

What do you do to ease your period pain? Tell us in the comments

Good luck Springsters!

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Lala

Is not easy!!!😂🤣

July 2, 2022, 11:37 a.m.

owami_cindi9

I use hot water

June 29, 2022, 2:11 p.m.

HI Springster,I no longer know what to do to ease my period pain...I tried sleeping and using a hot water bottle once but nothing helps.As for exercising I become worse its like i hurt myself more...nothing works anymore...I EVEN FEEL LIKE DYING WHEN AM IN MY PERIODS😥😩😪😭😢plz help me what can i do??

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi Springster, sorry to hear that you're suffering with such extreme period pain. Visit a doctor or clinic who can refer you to a gynaecologist (a doctor who specialises in reproductive health).

Thanks 😚😘

hi im sorry to hear about ur prob im new hear hope we could all get along well :) nd nice to meet u springsters

Hi and thank you...Hope I'll get help...Welcome 😘

Ibuprofen medication helps. However you need to consult your doctor first. I once was experiencing severe period pains but taking ibuprofen medication starting from 2 days before day 1 of my menses helps a lot.

Am drinking hot water and the pains will be gone, and the other thing when pains are getting worse am using grandpa that's what helping me.

hey guyz im new ....my name is gabby so i started my periods when i was 9 years of age i was so scared to tell my mom cz i knw how she would react but she was fine nd understanding she told me alot nd she said u are now becoming a youg grl

I don't have them and I'm starting to think that that might be a problem in the future.

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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You are so lucky

when i started having my period i did not hv any pain i started having pain when i was in grade 10.in 2008 it was da most painful thing eva but since i gave birth last yr da pain is gone i'm soo relived

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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I wish i ddnt have to feel any pain..

Please tell me guys on january i went for prevention second month my period flow was just to low i was suppose to go back this month on the 5th of march but i decided not to go back ..so this month my periods are also slow in flowing brown thick blood n period pains what might be wrong

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hey Nuna💙 The reason why your body is reacting to contraceptives in this way is because they stop or disturb the reproductive system. It does not function in a way that it normally has to and the slow down of your period is because the contraceptive you use probably makes your eggs stop going to the fallopian tubes. Lastly the colour of your blood (period) is also affected by your body and hormonal changes so I'd advise you to go to a clinic or visit a doctor to get what's best suitable for you. 💛

Hey guys, i am new here..i am worried because i am no longer going to periods and it's almost six years now..please help

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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Hi...I think you really need to take serious action and gpbto the doctor.. Although it may be a possibility that it may have been a false alarm and you will start at your own time ✔♡

Thank you Josaphine...but few days ago i went to the clinic and they told me its normal to stop menstruation when i'm preventing i have nothing to worry about..but i am worried its been too long now

as 4 me girls i just drink hot water with soda,trust me it gives felief.

March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

I use a period pain tables

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For me , i drink a lot of water and vomit thouroughly

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You can place a bottle of warm water on your stomach or where the pain is occurring. Safety first...close the lid tightly

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For me I drink Haarlemensis

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Is it normal to have 8 to 9 days on your period??

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Yeaн ιт ιѕ norмal

Hey Springster thanks for your comment. Periods usually last between 3 and 8 days, however, 9 days are not a cause for concern. If you are worried about your health you can go and consult a doctor or visit your local clinic.

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

Hey aнм new нere...мy naмe ιѕ Hlonoloғaтѕo aнм 21yrѕ old...ѕιnce тнιѕ year ѕтarтed aн нave вeιn мenѕтrυaтιng тwιce ιn мonтн... So aн wanna ĸnow ιғ ιтх norмal or мυѕт I go ѕee мy docтor?!

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Hey, Hlonolofatso thanks for your comment. Our periods can be very temperamental at times with our cycles easily altered by things like stress and hormonal imbalances. If you are very concerned about your period, you can go and consult your doctor or visit your local clinic.

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

I always get period pain's every month and it hurts so badly, is it normal? Please help, what can I do to stop getting perio pain's every month?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Yhea guys pain periods hurts sometimes I feel like I could just take out what's eating me pills don't do any thing to me

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Don't worry at all!!!

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Greetings,eish gyz i have this problem,i haven't gone on periods for abt 2-3 months now ..is everythng normal on my body or i should tell my mom so i could go to the clinic?????plz help gyz

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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heY i think u should go nd meet a doctor as soon as possible

You should take pregnancy tests dear

I think the other thing you must consider is doing things that you enjoy doing e.g singing,dancing,watching movies or listening to music. They will you to coool down

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

For the second time I got my period for really long. Two months ago I got it for 13 days then I was 12 days late for this period, which I had for 16 days. Is this normal? Could it be an affect of being sexually active? Do I need to tell my mum?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

hey Springter❤.. I Have also been suffering from this terrible pains so I always take pills to help them ease.. Ppl Are saying his dangerous to take pills..they should naturally ease,is it true? pls answer me..?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hy guys ,I hate my period pains because I become nauseated and vomit...is it normal? I'm worried because it's painful then I have to run to the bathroom to vomit😩

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hi I have a problem , I can not keep track of my period dates. It chances and sometimes I miss out on three to four Months. I am still a virgin.

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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I also have the same problem. I went to see the doctor and they said its the hormones. apparently they said periods are caused by hormones so when your hormones are not in balance then you won't see your periods. Try not stressing too much and exercise whenever you can, eat healthy that might balance your hormones. Good luck

I also have the same problem. I went to see the doctor and they said its the hormones. apparently they said periods are caused by hormones so when your hormones are not in balance then you won't see your periods. Try not stressing too much and exercise whenever you can, eat healthy that might balance your hormones. Good luck

Hey Springster, Many women experience an irregular period at one point or another in their lives, but some women experience irregularity in their menstrual cycle for longer than usual. An irregular period occurs if your period comes more than frequently every 21 days, if it lasts longer than 8 days, if you miss it or if it comes earlier than usual. If you’re experiencing irregular periods it’s probably nothing to worry about. Teenagers are most likely to experience irregularity in their menstrual cycles because they have just gone through puberty and their bodies are settling into a pattern. However, an irregular menstrual cycle can signal mental/physical health issues like stress, over-exercising or extreme dieting, or thyroid disease. Your period is also affected by changes in contraception method or hormonal changes. The only way to fully understand what is happening with your menstrual cycle is to go see your nearest healthcare professional. You can also call Love Life on 0 8 0 0 1 2 1 9 0 0 or send them a please call me on this number 0 8 3 3 2 3 1 0 2 3 to call you back.

Hey i get period pain every month and it Hurt's alot because i feel dizzy and weak and my body temperature is hot and i also feel like vomiting is it normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Samsamsam, don't panic, what you are going through is not at all abnormal so there is no need to panic. To reduce the symptoms, try eating healthily before and during your period. This means avoiding sugary drinks and foods, eat your fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water. Also, try taking some pain medication to ease your discomfort. If this doesn't work, you should consider going to your nearest healthcare provider who may or may not put you on birth control to help make you r symptoms mild. We hope you get better.

Am selling sanitary napikin pads it helps to remove all paining R100 pack

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

hii...I use pain killers to ease my period pain

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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That's good Prince22. We are sure they are helpful.

yes they do hlp

Mmmm *sounds strangd maybe you should visith a doctor my dear

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hy,I sometimes do cobra stretches and take pills most of the time,and will add the tips u gave us,thnx

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Ntk, thanks for the added tips. They sound really good. We are sure that other girls will benefit from this.

Hy Gabi n ma fellow Springsters I hav dis prblm I no longer get period pains I just see blood in my panty

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hy springsters I use a pillow to ease my pain by putting it under the lower part of my belly nd in between my legs compressing all the pain onto the pillow taking pain killers help with the process u will fell better in less than 20 min

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

ey i exercise,use heat pads or hot water i even eat healthily and get a massage but my period pains don't end .......what can i do? Is there something wrong with my body?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Thank u for the ideas , I only knew about heating things up...and I suffer from period pains on first day of my periods

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hy gyz i hv implant (3years injection) its been 2 years few months nw ever since I have this implant i never go to my period nd now i hv period pain its been 4 mnth now but nothing help m nd i try to tll the doc he gave me a pills bt stll i ddnt go to my period. What can i drink or do so that i can go to my period help plz coz z very painfully

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

i know m young...m 15 yrz old...bt i Hv come across to dis kind of a pain nd i ease it by drinking warm water nd exercising...doing sit ups.. sometyms i drink pain killers nd sleep.... nd it really helps me a lot.....

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hey Nsieh, this advice is pretty useful. We're sure the other Springsters are taking notes!

Hi springster..I usually missed my periods 4 abt 2-3months,and if I'm on periods I go twice in month.there's is a problem?#concernd

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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It normal I have not started on my period but my younger sister has started she skips about 5months to 2 year without going to her periods then starts having them after that time

Hey Springsters , I usually drink hot blscj

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Thanks for the comment Shantal.

I drink hot water

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I really understand how Nicole feels Period Pains can be awful.I usually drink Essence of life mixed with Jamaica after a good exercise and that really helps me

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Lay hole day and keep me warm

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

When m on my periods my vigani gets very cold.....wat can I do

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When m on my periods my vigani gets very cold.....wat can I do to stop this??

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When I have periods pains I usually take acodol pills or nurofen for periods

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I usually drink grandpa n warm water 😊

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Hy pls I want to stop preventing

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Hi NTHAE, it's never a good idea to stop preventing unless you are at a stage where you are ready to have a child. Please continue to protect yourself by using a condom. It will not only prevent pregnancy, it will also prevent you from contracting STI's like herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

I usually mix water with vinegar 1spoon

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Hie guyz i just want to ask if it is true that people say if ur using contraceptives like pills and ur not doing sex it also makes u to feel more pain wen u start period?

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hello Simbataku If you are using contraceptives, when you are on your periods it helps to reduce the pain.

I've heard that black coffee also helps with the pain Is it true

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Springster, no this is not true. Coffee can make your period cramps worse.

Actually it does helps to ease d pain I've tried it

true coffee doesn't help and don't drink anything that has caffeine ,just drink hot water and put hot bottle then you feel much better

I've heard that strong black tea helps with the cramps is it true

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I've tried drinking pain pills and they don't help.. Why is this??

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I always drink hot water,sometimes it help but other times it doesn't, but from today that I've seen easy ways to control the pain I'll never suffer from the period pains

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Guys can i ask a question I went on my periods when the months started (1st September), then had unprotected sex (23rd September) and had my periods again on the 24th September. What could be the problem?

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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I don't think there's a problem..it usually happen to me but u need to use a condom hey

The could be a prob gal u have to use condom for protection u could get a disease or get pregnant so pls use a protection neh

I drink lots of water and a cup of milk it's helpful

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

I usually use vinegar and warm water and it's helpful...

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I use hot water bottle and pain killers... And also I have noticed that when I drink coffee,eat meat or something that has chili while I'm still on my cycles the pain gets worse

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I use a hot water bottle and I eat a lot of chocolate during that time of the month 😊

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I use a hot water bottle and I eat a lot of chocolate during that time of the month 😊

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Does it work. If I eat chocolate does it ease the pain?

Hi... Well...I usually drink a lot of water for the whole week...watch wat I eat...exercise...and on my day my period starts I drink water Den I want to ask...is it normal for my back to pain more than my period pain And why do I get dizzy alot

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Yah it is Norma to have a back pain more than periods pains and sometimes u get dizzy

And never drink coffee or tea....including alcohol

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Guyz is it normal to be on periods while u are pregnant

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Noh baby girl....it's not normal

Ñãh gal is not normal

Hey guyz am new here plz welcome me wth warm hands. I usually take a walk in the afternoons nd apply lavender oil where it hurts nd I drink a lot of warm water thts how I reduce my period pains😛hope it will work🙃

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Hi guyz I'm new here today I just had my periods and it's very painful

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Yey I know 😔it pains a lot bt try drinking water

Hy guys I'm new here today I just had my period yoh guys is very painful so today I took a warm bath to ease the pain now the pains are stopped but my mom said tht I must pour hot water in a bottle and lay down down pais tht bottle on my stomach yo ease the pain

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Ey dear yes do that i do that always

Hey guys I relieve my pains by drinking a hot cup of coffee twice a day

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Guys it is important for you to drink a lot of water during your periods.

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Yes it is important it helps out the system to cul of a bit

Drink a lot of water n exercise a little

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Yeah n eat vegetables and fruits

Is it normal for a 16 years old girl not to be on her first period

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Pls help guys

Mybe

I don't think so. Girls have different bodies. Some start really early and some start really late. But if you have started by the age of 18 you should probably go to the doctor

I had my first mensies when I was eleven some of my friends have not started they say that you only start early if you love boys they are also referring to me 💔💔🙍😣😩😩

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hey there Springster! I think I need help I am Wesley i m 16 I haven't had my period for two months but now I am having them and it's a heavy flow If i may ask is it normal?

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Thandawena, we don't think you have anything to worry about. It is possible for the flow of a period to change on some months. This could happen because of something that you've eaten, stress levels or it could just be a change in your hormone levels. There's nothing to be concerned about but if you are still feeling worried you can visit your local clinic or doctor for a check up.

Thank Yu ❤️

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Thanks a lot !

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This really helped me alot

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this is working ,even a bottle of hot water if you can just press it to your stomach the period will be reduced ..thanks alot your a life saver

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