PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome
If you’re here then you already know what PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome is and how terrible it can feel. If you feel like you’re dying from cramps, bloated so much that your pants won’t fit, have terrible back pain, wild mood swings, or any of the other symptoms of PMS, then you’ve come to the right place to get tips on how you can get relief from your pain.
Hopefully, by following these simple natural home remedies, you can get some relief from pain during PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Good luck.
Top 9 Natural Home Remedies For PMS
#1. Plastic Wrap
Alright, I know this sounds a little weird, but I’ve tried it and it works. If you can’t sleep because you’re cramping up so hard and pain pills don’t seem to do a thing, then consider plastic wrap.
Wrap the plastic around your stomach and make it tight enough to compress your stomach, but loose enough so that you can still breathe easily. I’m not sure why this works as a home remedy for PMS, but it does.
Okay, it’s not really recommended to give into your cravings on health websites, but for some reasons most women I know eat chocolate and it helps. It probably to do with all of the sugar and fat in chocolate. It may not be good for you, but it does help you feel better.
#3. To Avoid Giving into Your Cravings
If you don’t want to use chocolate as a natural cure for PMS, there are real ways to feel better. You’re supposed to eat small meals throughout the day that are low in salt and fat.
Eating like this will keep your blood sugar at a steady level, which can make you feel better.
#4. Heating Pads
Many women claim that using a heating pad can help to reduce the stomach pain and cramps. Put the heating pad wherever your cramps may be. Heat is a good natural remedy as it loosens up muscles, and can make your cramps hurt less by doing so.
If you have frequent and painful cramping, try to find a heating pad that plugs into the wall instead of one that takes batteries.
#5. Avoid Alcohol
If your PMS symptoms include depressing mood swings, or just depression in general, then you should avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a depressant.
If you are already depressed, then the last thing you need is more depression. Avoid alcohol as well as you can to keep your mood in tact.
#6. Avoid Caffeine
Caffeine can also act as a depressant. It can act as a stimulant as well, causing your anxiety levels to go up. Anxiety and depression can go hand in hand to ruining your day.
So if you can avoid one or both, then that’s a great way to get closer to recovery and feeling better. Caffeine can also cause your breasts to be more tender and possibly hurt.
If your back is killing you, then a massage is a good idea to get a kind of quick fix, at least one that will last for a while. If you can afford it, go for a professional massage. Else you can even get it done at home. This is one of the best natural remedies that can help to loosen up your muscles and make your back feel better in the process.
Some people suggest exercise as a good natural home remedy to ease your PMS pain. Exercise can get your blood flowing throughout your body. If you’re walking or playing a sport, you may even be too distracted to notice your cramps or back pain. Yoga may also help too. Even though it is not a usual sport like running, it can help to relieve stress.
If you’re not afraid of needles, acupuncture may be the cure for you. See a professional to get this done. Acupuncture can help to relieve stress and maybe even relieve cramp pains.
Hopefully some of these home remedies can help you feel better and relieve your PMS pain.