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9 Tips And Products That Will Make Your Period Less Painful

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they deal with painful periods. Here's what they said.

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1. Try the child's pose.

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"There's a yoga pose, called child's pose that is really helpful if you're having cramps or any kind of stomach or abdominal pain. It helps every single time I have cramps or if I'm dealing with my chronic stomach issues." – mollykat66

2. Try putting lavender essential oil in a hot bath.

"I've been having excruciating cramps that make me want to literally die. Putting lavender essential oil in a hot bath helps lessen the pain and is very relaxing as well. Also, rubbing the essential oil on the lower abdomen and back of the neck helps too. I also drink large amounts of chamomile tea, which calms me down and reduces my pain. – amk98 Get the Pure Lavender Oil from Amphora.
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"I've been having excruciating cramps that make me want to literally die. Putting lavender essential oil in a hot bath helps lessen the pain and is very relaxing as well. Also, rubbing the essential oil on the lower abdomen and back of the neck helps too. I also drink large amounts of chamomile tea, which calms me down and reduces my pain. – amk98

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3. Try a heating pad that wraps around you.

"I have endometriosis and sometimes my cramps are as bad as labor pains. I have a giant heating pad that wraps all the way around me. That combined with ibuprofen, breathing exercises, and my husband rubbing my back are what gets me through." – jessicabp, Facebook
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"I have endometriosis and sometimes my cramps are as bad as labor pains. I have a giant heating pad that wraps all the way around me. That combined with ibuprofen, breathing exercises, and my husband rubbing my back are what gets me through." – jessicabp, Facebook

4. Drink green tea with a chunk of fresh ginger and some honey.

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"Green tea with a chunk of fresh ginger and honey works every time. Trust me on this. The tea works better and faster than pills. I also lay down in a weird position and I wear loose pants. – Shaema

5. Try working out.

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"Work out! As much as I don't feel like doing anything when I start my period, I push through an hour of cardio. Not only do my cramps go away, but I feel so much happier as well." – coril4984076fe

6. Take pain killers before the pain really kicks in.

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"I immediately take some sort of pain reliever the second that first twinge happens and I tend to take a lot of warm showers. I also sleep a lot on the first day because if I'm asleep, I can't be in pain." – karic4f52d58cf

7. Try muscle rub for when you have to leave the house.

"Just discovered using muscle rub, it's like a heating pad on the go and it's absolutely life changing." – catherinec4626493e3 Get the Superdrug Muscle Rub from Superdrug, £1.99.
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"Just discovered using muscle rub, it's like a heating pad on the go and it's absolutely life changing." – catherinec4626493e3

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8. Try using a menstrual cup.

"Using a menstrual cup. My cramps and heavy periods are a thing of the past once I switched from disposables." – virginianunnv
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"Using a menstrual cup. My cramps and heavy periods are a thing of the past once I switched from disposables." – virginianunnv

9. Try a hand held massager.

"I use my electric wand massager, usually on a low speed. I press it deeply into your lower stomach, over your uterus and ovaries. Move it around to get both ovaries and entire uterus." – MaryAnn02 Get the Alessandro Yarosi Wand Massager from Amazon, £39.95.
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"I use my electric wand massager, usually on a low speed. I press it deeply into your lower stomach, over your uterus and ovaries. Move it around to get both ovaries and entire uterus." – MaryAnn02

Get the Alessandro Yarosi Wand Massager from Amazon, £39.95.

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