I am 22 year old girl; I always have crampy pain during periods. The pain is in my back and my stomach. I would like to be functional during periods. Please help!
What you have described is called Dysmenorrhoea. It is very common, especially in young women.
With age this period pain tends to decrease. Although it is not completely curable, you can try these tips to reduce your discomfort.
• Try to exercise regularly. I know it’s easier said than done. But it improves blood flow, produces pain-fighting endorphins which can reduce pain.
• Eat a healthy diet.
• Limit alcohol and caffeine intake.
• Reduce stress.
• Use pads instead of tampons.
• Apply heat to your abdomen with a heating pad or hot water bottle, or take a warm bath. Heat improves blood flow and may decrease pelvic pain.
• Lie down and elevate your legs by putting a pillow under your knees.
• Lie on your side and bring your knees up toward your chest. This will help relieve back pressure.
• You can take a non-prescription pain killer can like TAB CYCLOPAM not more than two times a day for 1-2 days after food.(Do this if you have no known medicine allergies.)
• If you are experiencing acidity, nausea and vomiting: Take 1 TAB PAN-D 30 minutes before food.