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Added August 01, 2013

Helpful Tips for Period Relief

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You’ve got your period! And now you also have a lot of questions. Going through puberty and getting your period may bring a few surprises, but one thing is certain — you will start to get your period month to month, on a more regular basis. However, that also means you may be looking for some helpful tips for overcoming the symptoms that come with your monthly period. You may experience some discomfort, often called cramps. Don’t worry! Here are some useful suggestions on how to provide period relief so you can go about your busy schedule with minimum interruptions and be your best.


Know Your Menstrual Cycle

Knowledge is power. And knowing when to expect your period month to month will keep you prepared, confident and ready for anything! Although your period may be a little inconsistent your first year, you should start to see a trend forming each month. Check out our Period Predictor, enter in the dates of your last period and you will have a better idea of when to expect it next!


When you track your period, also record your symptoms of discomfort. Do you experience cramps before your period, the start of your period or throughout? Are they mild or painful, and do they change throughout your period? By tracking these symptoms, you may notice a pattern that will help you be prepared to relieve the discomfort.


Be Prepared

It’s always helpful to know what works for you and to have your relief available when you need it. Prepare by arming yourself with what works for you. If you find exercise helps with period relief, find an activity you can work into your schedule. If you find a heating pad soothes your pain, ask your parents if you can have your own so it’s available for use when you need it most.


Get Some Sleep

Be sure you’re getting enough sleep so your body can reenergize for everyday activities. It’s essential for your health and your performance at school or for activities. Plus, you’ll just feel better!


Here are a few more fun ideas to keep you feeling great when you have your period!


  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Relax in a warm bubble bath. (Don't forget music and a good book or magazine!)
  • Meet a friend for a walk for some light exercise or do some yoga.
  • Apply a warm heating pad to soothe the area of discomfort.
  • Snuggle up to a "feel-good" movie.
  • Share some laughs with your family or friends!


Having your period is a normal part of growing up! With these tips you’ll be prepared to address the relief you need for your period so you can continue to be your best, no matter what time of the month it is!

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Posted June 30, 2014
Hey your period may be horrible, but you do get an excuse to take a long bubble bath ;)
Posted August 20, 2013
I know that every girl isn't necessarily a tea person, but I think any kind of hot tea helps a lot. (I love peppermint tea) And if you're having bad cramps, don't focus on them because, for me, it makes them a lot worse. That's always when I watch my favorite chick-flicks. Midol and Pamprin is also a life saver.
Posted April 29, 2013
I just deal with it.
Posted April 29, 2013
My leaks bother my so much I have to check on my pad every 30 minutes!!!
Posted April 29, 2013
I just can't try the bath one (tampons don't work for me yet)...
Posted August 12, 2012
During my period, ALL I WANT IS FOOD! Seriously, food saves my sanity during my period!
Posted August 12, 2012
Ahh the bath one! <3
Posted June 28, 2012
Thanks! Very helpful!
Posted June 14, 2012
This was really helpful! thank you
Posted March 25, 2012
Gotta say, I feel sooooo much better now! Thnx beinggirl!
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