That time of the month. Every woman’s worst nightmare. First comes indescribable pain, flooding thoughts of dread, spots popping up all over your face making you resemble a pepperoni pizza, or as Maddie describes ‘Worrying I will eat myself to death, while feeling constant incandescent rage for a full 48 hours, and only THEN realising it's my period.’
I’ve always struggled with periods, and I know that everyone has completely different experiences. But I reached out to Twitter and Instagram pals to see what their tips are in case they can help you.
I have to say I was overwhelmed by the amazing response and diversity in answers from you incredible lot!
So here it is, everything you need to get you through those dreaded 4-5 days.
First up is my tip. It may sound pretty basic, but it’s basic with a twist. For as long as I can remember, I’ve used hot water bottles to help me get through back and stomach pain. That was until I discovered YUYU bottles. This is basically a long, slim hot water bottle that comes with a super soft fleece or even a fancy cashmere one. The best thing about this water bottle is that you can tie it around your waist so you can still move around the house with ease!
I use my YuYu all the time, even when I’m not on my period. It’s like getting a constant spoon. Trust me, it will be the best £35 you’ve ever spent.
@Lorna_rm indulges in chamomile tea, fancy 'treat yo self' chocolate and someone else's Netflix account.
Now you can always opt for painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen, but @ohevieee recommends trying Feminax which I’ve personally never tried but have always been rather intrigued by.
@HannahBeckham survives hormonal acne by plastering Orgins super spot treatment all over the areas, drinking copious amounts of coconut water and peppermint tea.
I’ve heard many advantages of drinking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar every day, but even the thought of it simply makes me want to vomit.
However, LinearBeauty got in touch to share that she drinks at least an ounce of ACV everyday and has since notice her periods went from 4-5 days to just 2 days. Now I’m not making claims, as this is just one persons opinion but I do know, there has been many articles of ACV speeding up your metabolism and aiding in digestion.
- 15oz warm water
1tbs of honey,
and a little lemon juice
Dedcool (awesome perfume brand) says that primrose supplements saved her life. After speaking to her gyno, she now takes primrose, vit D and iodine supplements to help with her cramps. Natural all the way.
What’s your go-to tip for helping with periods? Leave any comments below!