I truly envy those who do not get menstrual cramps. I mean, the pain can be unbearable.
Although they might not be as harsh on every woman, they do tend to be pretty harsh on some of them. That’s why the minute one starts to feel that sort of pain, they try to find comfort and help from anything they can in order to ease the pain.
Period cramps do start as early as three days before the period as Mayo Clinic claims, and they get pretty much too much as soon as one gets their period. You’d wish to be at the comfort of your home when that happens – – because it gets ugly. And as I mentioned, the intensity of pain varies from one person to the other.
People tend to find comfort in different ways, some opting for the commonest of them all – over-the-counter pain medicine. According to Planned Parenthood, one can also choose to draw a hot bath, exercise, use hormonal birth control, or seek sexual fulfillment.
However, another thing most women going through menstrual cramps opt for is also the heating pad. Honestly, this is my go-to at all times. I might as well carry a heating pad with me in my purse anywhere I go.
So, when it comes to heating pads – we don’t care what it looks like, we only want it to make the pain go away. However, there’s something about this pizza-shaped heating pad from Urban Outfitters that somehow makes us swooon!
This one works both as a heating as well as a cooling pad, and it’s safe to microwave as well as freeze. So, it can be used not only for menstrual cramps but also for other issues, such as strains.
Would you like to have one of these? I would! Let us know in the comments section below.
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