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You Will Need
- Naproxen or ibuprofen
- A heating pad
- Vitamin B, calcium, and magnesium
- Progesterone cream
- Maca root
- Ginger root tea (optional)
- Birth control pills (optional)
Take naproxen or ibuprofen
Take naproxen or ibuprofen. Don’t wait -- take it at the onset of pain and repeat every six hours until the pain subsides.
Put a heating pad on your abdomen or lower back to soothe the pain, or take a hot bath to relax your pelvic muscles.
Exercise reduces muscle tension and increases circulation, so take a walk, get on your bike, or practice yoga. Getting on all fours with your hips elevated can also relieve pain.
Take vitamin B in the morning, and calcium and magnesium supplements before bed one week before your period starts to help prevent uterine contractions.
Use progesterone cream
Use an over-the-counter progesterone cream to help fight cramps. The South American medicinal plant maca root may also offer relief.