Mood swings AKA Pre Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) refers to a group of symptoms which usually start to show about a week before your menstrual cycle. It is so common and three out of four menstruating women have experienced PMS in some form or the other.
The symptoms can range from physical symptoms like food cravings, breast tenderness and bloating to psychological symptoms like mood swings, sleep disturbances and anxiety but this does not end here. Mood swings are often a reminder for the much anticipated and dreadful cramps followed by period blood. These cramps are excruciating enough to slow you down and at times, stop you too.
Let’s figure a way to tackle all these problems with natural solutions.
The first days are infamous for the pain and the amount that you bleed. Pee Safe brings you Feminine Cramp Relief Roll On, a product to tackle pain naturally. It has ‘Satva Pudina’ for relieving the pain and extracts of Eucalyptus Oil which is anti-inflammatory in nature that helps calm irritability, thereby elevating the mood instantly. It’s very easy to apply and doesn’t leave any stain. It will become your favourite in no time!
Even breathing during menstrual cycle can be exhausting let alone exercising. Don’t worry, it can be as simple as a brisk walk or a routine visit to the Yoga studio, but do not skip the exercise. The increased blood circulation will help reduce the cramps. Stress can also cause cramps which means exercise is the only answer to reduced pain and stress.
A balanced diet goes a long way. You should eat fibrous foods which can help relieve indigestion. Consumption of herbal oral remedies like chamomile tea, fennel seeds etc. can reduce muscle contractions. Additionally, specific minerals like calcium (from bananas) and magnesium (from pumpkin seeds) and can also relieve PMS symptoms. Lastly, stay hydrated!
We know this is an obvious one but not getting enough sleep has been linked to the reduced ability to cope with the period woes. Stress can have an adverse effect on the hormonal imbalance. Sleeping will also help you manage stress better. Let’s be honest. Who doesn’t like to sleep, huh?
Naturally, you might think about skipping sex while you are on your periods. As long as both the partners are comfortable, there should not be any reason to avoid sex during menstruation. Menstrual blood acts as a natural lubricant and orgasms can ease the menstrual cramps. If you are having sex during periods, remember to maintain proper hygiene. Clean properly after intercourse so that there is no infection causing residue.We know how bad it can get on those days. Indulge in self-care and take rest. This is a monthly affair. The periods should not have the power to put a full stop in your life!