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One of my favorite things about being pregnant and Depo was not having to worry about Aunt Flo. I think that is absolutely one of the worst things about being a female. For me, ever since my first visit, each month she returns I find myself in pain and wanting to just stay in bed until it’s over. Unfortunately, as a mom doing that is 100% unrealistic, so today I am sharing with you some of the ways that I keep my cramps under control during that time of the month.
Nutmeg and Hot Water
This is a remedy that my mom used to give me when I was younger and it actually works. It doesn’t taste so well. However, in about five minutes after you have consumed at least half of the cup you will feel so much better.
Ginger and Hot Water
This is one of the newer remedies that I have tried. I am also not a fan of the taste of this drink, but it works in about half an hour. I have also heard of people adding ginger to tea, but I have not tried that out personally.
If you prefer to just take some medicine and get it over with a few Midol will do the trick. I used to take this before I became a WAHM and had to work outside of the home. However, I am unable to swallow pillows and Midol is very unpleasant when you actually have to taste it, regardless of what you mix it up in.
At night when I am going to bed, I love falling asleep with my heating pad on my stomach. However, if you don’t like heat this would probably not be a good method for you. It works like a charm for me, so I don’t have to worry about tossing and turning all night from the pain. The best part is this also works well during the other days of the month because it can also help relieve back and leg pain.
Similar to a heating pad a heating patch can be used while you are on the go. Recently, I was able to try one by MenstruHeat, but it turned out to only be ideal when you will not be moving around. Other brands that I have used in the past allow me to do whatever I need to do without them becoming undone. However, MenstruHeat does not stick well to your skin and if you are doing a lot of moving around you will find yourself constantly trying to get it stuck back on.
What are your tips for keeping cramps under control?