You might think you know when your next period is due, but sometimes it can catch you offguard when you don’t have your emergency toolkit with you.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “more than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps for a day or two each month.” While period pains might not seem like a serious health condition, they can cramp your style and you may even need to see a doctor if they become unbearable.
There are three things you can do to help relieve the common period pain:
There are always over-the-counter pills you can pop to slow down the cramps, but doctors recommend that you check with your doctor before taking any.
2. Drink tea
If you’re lucky enough to have tea in your office, head to the kitchen and make yourself a cup. Any tea will do, but green tea and raspberry tea are believed to work wonders.
3. Fish oil or vitamin B1
In September 2014, Global Journal of Health Sciences revealed that an intake of fish oil, its supplements and vitamin B1, or both, could alleviate period cramps.