Menstruation - painful; Dysmenorrhea; Periods - painful; Cramps - menstrual; Menstrual crampsHome Care
The following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications:
- Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below your belly button). Be careful NOT to fall asleep with the heating pad on.
- Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower abdomen.
- Drink warm beverages.
- Eat light but frequent meals.
- Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains,...