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Menstrual Cramps Home Remedies

53 Home Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Divorced Mom

Take a warm bath and soak.

Also, take a plain warm water enema.

Very relaxing. Soothing.

Both work.

I get an enema when laying on a towel in the tub of warm water.


I have had horrible cramps for years and had to take heavy duty pain meds just to be able to function properly. A friend of mine whose mom is a naturopath recommended that I take calcium. I tried it and it really works! I still needed the occasional ibuprofen, but the cramps were much more manageable. I did notice that if I didn't take it consistently(that means every day, ladies!) that it wouldn't work. But it was definitely the best remedy I've found!


I have had such horrible cramps ever since I got my first period over twenty years ago. The cramps would leave me doubled over in pain and my periods were irregular and unbelievably heavy. It was not uncommon for me to leak through nighttime pads. I had accepted this as my normal.

Then about a year ago, I decided to look into reusable / washable pads for environmental reasons. While researching brands, I came across a lot of information from women who had switched and said not only did they notice a decrease in their cramps, but they also noticed a decrease in the length of their period. I decided to try the reusable pads, but was doubtful that I would notice any difference.

The very first time I got my period and I used the reusable pads, my period went from 7 days long, with five of those days being extremely heavy, to a total of four days, with only one heavy day. My cramps were also non-existent. Even my husband made mention a few months in that I wasn't complaining of cramps anymore. I've now been using Charlie Banana reusable pads for over a year and still notice a great decrease in not only the length of my cycle, but also in the severity of my cramps.

Lots of research online points to all the bleach and chemicals they put in disposable pads and tampons as actually causing you to bleed longer and heavier, with more severe cramps.


i submitted this in the pain catigory about a week ago and feel it deserves a mention here as well since its worked flawlessly for me, Kratom also known as Mitragyna speciosa its an herb you can buy it online for like anywear from 8 to 20 bucks for an oz its amazing like i swear it works just like vicodin or oxycodone i took it and like a half an hr latter im cramp free and have energy i take it with sugar and lemon the lemon helps bring out the properties and the sugar just makes the powder go down easyer also when you get it also get some Kava Kava its a natural mussle relaxant and high doses acts kind of like valium and all this stuff is totaly natural the only side effect with the kratom ive gotten is constipation so might wanna get some senna tabs just in case plus its good to have a stash on hand durring that time of the month. any way happy bleeding:)


I accidently discovered that pure Lavender oil rubbed on the back of my neck and on pulse points relieves my menstrual cramps. I was using the oil for a different purpose entirely, and was pleasantly suprised when I didnt have the pain I have always had when I'm menstruating. I'm going on the third month in a row with no cramping, and the only thing I can attribute it to is Lavendar oil. If you try it, make sure its a high grade quality. I have found Young Living essential oils to be the best quality so far. I have found them to be so highly effective, I have joined their membership. If you order from the young living website, reference #1847696 as your referral source.

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I've been struggling with terrible menstrual cramps since I started menstruating at age 13. I took Tylenol/acetaminophen until my body no longer respond took apart from making me nauseous, and ibuprofen until it gave me horrible ulcer at 28. I then realized that I needed to make some changes. I started looking for a holistic approach to remedy my monthly battle. I think I found it! Five months now I've been taking a tablespoon of blackseeds(black cumin) and a clove of garlic with juice just before bed every night. Since I've been on this regimen, I've been cramp free! Id have remind myself I'm on my menses. This remedy also helps bring about normal bowel movement as I've always had constipation issues. In my opinion it also boosts my immune system. I'm glad I experimented because I feel great!


I used to get cramps bad even in upper legs. My friends mother recommended her grandmothers secret: take 1/2 teaspoon ginger (powdered kind) chase it with some milk. Don't know how it works but better than any pain reliever I've ever used. The milk tames the flavor.


Having an orgasm works to relieve the cramps, ibuprofen, warm baths and herbal tea (ginger work great). Try to stay away from caffeine; it tends to make them worse. I get the most relief if I start taking the ibuprofen as soon as I feel a twinge. I have fibroids and have joined a study; best move I've made in a while. I get a stipend, my pads and tampons are supplied and I see a team who understands what I am going through. I suggest anyone who has unbearable pain once a month be checked for fibroids and if you have them find a study.


I get really bad cramps, to the point where I have to go to the ER. Terrible abdominal pain, lots of vomiting, nausea, and I wont be able to eat for about 3 days. They prescribe me medication and sometimes it works.

My suggestions:
•Take 600mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours with Ginger Ale.
•Buy a bed buddy, warm in microwave or fill up a plastic bag with hot water, place on stomach or legs.


Avoid ice cream during your period. Drink a glass of water mixed with Epsom salt if cant stand it straight add lemon juice. It works.

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