How To Help Cramps During .....T.O.M. (time of the month)
During your menstrual period, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation trigger the uterine muscle contractions. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more-severe menstrual cramps.
You may be at greater risk of menstrual cramps if:
- You're younger than age 30
- You started puberty early, at age 11 or younger
- You have heavy bleeding during periods (menorrhagia)
- You have irregular menstrual bleeding (metrorrhagia)
- You've never given birth
- You have a family history of dysmenorrhea
- You're a smoker
"As a young girl, I started mine when I was about 9 years old. I was in the 4th grade. It took me a while to get adjusted. I would have accidents because my menstrual was so heavy. Finally in high school when I was 16 or 17 my mom taught me about tampons. " I would cramp in my butt area never my stomach area. I thought it was werid, it would be so bad I couldn't move 2-5 mins. I met someone in college and they had the same issue. Ladies its good to talk to other ladies as well. Now I am on birth control at age 24, I haven't had a period in over a year because of it.
Check out some thing s you can do at home to help with cramping. According to Medicaldaily
- Apply heat. (Take a hot bath
- Drink Chamomile tea
- Make sure you are getting enough vitamin D
- Have Orgasm...(Yes they said it)
- If its very severe contact your primary doctor for a prescription.