Ever since I can remember, I have struggled with menstrual cramps. By struggle, I mean completely out of commission. I have had to miss basketball and volleyball practices, games, school, and days of work! There were actually days that I just wasn't sure I would make it. Yes, I am dramatic and if you assume that I am a big wimp when it comes to pain, you're absolutely right. However, please believe me when I say that I am NOT exaggerating about this.
I have had countless doctors’ appointments and therapy recommendations! Sure, some of the remedies may have SLIGHTLY alleviated some of the pain I was experiencing, but ultimately, they all led to the exact same results month after month. INCONSOLABLE pain. There's also that FAUX tale that when you have a baby, everything gets better after that. Bull...well you know the rest. I honestly would prefer giving birth, anything is better than cramps. At least then the pain would be worth it haha.
It is one thing to be out of commission when you are your only responsibility, but it is a total game changer when you have a pretty brown eyed baby to raise. Long gone are the days that you can just sleep away the pain! I was determined to find something that would help. So, I did! I absolutely feel completely obligated to share it with my girls that understand the struggle. I want to share with you everything I have tried, what's worked and what hasn't. Obviously, everyone is different! What didn't work for me, may work wonders for you!
It Is very important to track your cycle.If you know when it is coming, you’re able to prepare for what’s to come. If you are like me though, you have a completely irregular cycle and never know when the beast will arrive. Haha
A week before your cycle is expected, start taking 1 to 2 Naproxen 220mg tablets daily or 1 to 2 Ibuprofen 200mg tablets daily (If you have cardiovascular problems or history of ulcers, consult with your primary physician)
Eat clean! Try to eliminate all high-fat foods from your diet 1-2 weeks before your cycle. This is a tough one for me because I eat terribly!
Therapy options (natural and non-natural options)
All natural, herbal and pain-modulating amino acid blend that can be used for pain ranging from mild to acute to chronic pain relief.
I can vouch for this product a million percent, it’s enhanced my quality of life during my menstrual cycle. It not only serves as a pain reliever, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties which is KEY to combating menstrual cramps.
My testimonial: The first day I had ever tried Q Relief Spray I was out with my husband, Maddy, and two of our closest friends at Buffalo Wild Wings. If you really know me, you know I LOVE wings. I could eat them every day of my life. Well that day, my menstrual cycle had started and I was in a ton of pain. I had taken Naproxen, but that didn’t do much. I was in so much pain that I couldn’t even eat! My friend already knew what time it was, so when she saw I was struggling she reached in her bag and asked if I trusted her. She told me to spray the supplement directly in my mouth 8-10 times and just wait for it to work. So… I did. I will be honest, I didn’t think it would work… I mean, can you blame me? Nothing else had! Then, something super strange happened. Within 10 minutes, my cramps were almost non-existent. I actually couldn’t believe it. The next day I tried the spray again and my cramps disappeared, again. I have been a believer ever since!
The Q Relief Spray is only $14.95 for a 30-day supply as a preferred customer! There is a 30 day money back guarantee and totally worth every single penny.
NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
Prior to finding the Q-Relief Spray, I had a prescription for Naproxen 500mg – 1 tablet by mouth twice daily during menses. This gave me minimum relief, but at the time it was my only hope.
If you choose this as your primary therapeutic option or even in adjunct with the Q-Relief Spray which is also certainly an option, make sure to take the medication WITH food. We want to decrease your chances of developing stomach or intestinal ulcers at all costs!
Again, what works for me, may not work for you and vice versa. I just wanted to share because for years, I had frantically searched for something that would actually work for me. I prayed for God to help me find something, and He’s answered my prayers! I hope that this will help you too! Thanks so much for reading.