The few days of the month that you go through pain can be a torture. Your back and legs feel like they are numb and your vagina is shooting painful darts to your upper body. There is very little you can do to avoid the pain, but taking care of yourself and easing out the stress is a definite possibility. There are a few who go through their periods without even the slightest pain, yet there are others who are not able to bear the pain at all.
It is not easy to spend the entire day in pain and cursing and swearing. For this reason you must take care to get rid of the pain as effectively and gently as possibly. If you are in pain then your legs and lower back are the areas that are most affected. To take care of this you must soak your feet in warm water for 15 to 20 minutes. Use peppermint foot scrub or peppermint oil in the water to take care of the aches and pains. Soaking your feet will help to ease the cramps and numbness and will help to increase blood circulation and take care to relieve the pain.
For pain in the lower back apply a hot water bottle. This helps to ease the stress. You can apply the hot compression when you are sitting down at work or place it under your comforter when you are sleeping at night.
It is extremely important to eat well and sleep well during these few days of the month. You need to eat a well balanced meal that will help to keep your energy levels high and drink plenty of water to keep your body well hydrated.
It is also important to exercise and keep yourself active during this period. There is no doubt that you are in extreme pain and that the more you rest the better you will feel. But the truth is that exercising will help to ease the pain of the cramps and help you to have a more comfortable period.