But first, let’s chat about what period cramps are…
Normal period cramps (primary dysmenorrhea) are caused by prostaglandins and can feel like a throbbing or cramping sensation in the lower abdomen, back, and even down your thighs. Some describe it as a dull ache, while others describe it as something deeper and more painful.
Cramps generally start 1 to 3 days before your period and subside in 2 to 3 days after you start.
Symptoms that can (and typically do) go hand-in-hand with period cramps include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and loose stool.
Typically, cramps lessen as women age.
If you find that your cramps are debilitating and causing you to miss school or work, then that could be a sign that something is going on. Typical period pain is uncomfortable but does not interfere with your life.
Unbearable cramps are one of the symptoms of endometriosis, fibroids, adenomyosis, PID, and cervical stenosis and require a proper diagnosis. Please see your doctor or another qualified healthcare professional if you feel this applies to you.
Hormone Bootcamp is the step-by-step program that helps my clients take their power back and feel in control of their cycles – so that they aren’t stuck dealing with cramps, PMS, hormonal acne, and period problems EVERY. DAMN. MONTH. ✨🩸
Instead… they feel like this:
Want to feel like this too? 🦋✨💛
Note: When it comes to any supplements and herbals make sure you do your research and chat with your healthcare provider to clarify if it is a good fit for you!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.