We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they deal with painful periods. Here's what they said. Sian Butcher/ BuzzFeed We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. 1. Try the child's pose. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @downeydog_ "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. Amphora Retail / Via amphora-retail.com "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. 3. Try a heating pad that wraps around you. biovea / Via biovea.net "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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "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. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "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. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Becky Barnicoat / BuzzFeed "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. Superdrug / Via superdrug.com "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. 8. Try using a menstrual cup. Moon Cup / Via bodykind.com "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. Alessandro Yarosi / Via amazon.co.uk "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. Be sure to follow the BuzzFeed Community on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to be featured in future BuzzFeed posts.