Have you ever taken leave from work because of your unbearable period cramps? I have. One day off work can cause you to back log your work and deadlines. Getting back to work from that one- or two-day break usually just increases work pressure, not to add how emotionally and mentally drained you already are.
Here are ways you can conquer your period cramps at work, and avoid taking a precious day off!
1) Skip Coffee
Coffee is the back-bone for our day. But, if you face bad cramps (dysmenorrhea), avoid it. The caffeine in coffee tends to constrict blood vessels, which aggravates your cramps.
Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as- Ibuprofen, Advil, Panadol Menstrual; usually reduces your menstrual cramps. It works best, if you consume it regularly three or four days before your period starts.
When our oestrogen (hormone) levels get too high, some symptoms you may get are bloating, irregular periods and headaches. You don’t want to face these problems at work do you? So take more fibrous food like oats, beans and fruits to help maintain our hormone levels.
Here’s one craving you can cave in to! Dark chocolates satisfy your cravings, help relax your muscles, and keep you high in spirits. It is a healthier option in comparison to the high fat and dairy content of other types of chocolates.
So these are all our tips for you to fight those period cramps at work! Do leave a comment below if you have any other suggestions to deal with nasty period cramps during work! 🙂
Apekshya is an eternal panda. She loves to eat, sleep and then eat some more. In her spare time, she writes, then sleeps again. She also constantly dreams about being a superstar, and then eats (because she is not). If you understand her pain, she is open to receiving chocolates on a daily basis.