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7 Period Cramp Home Remedies: From Drinking Wine To Devouring Garlic

by Nicole Cannizzaro
Nicole is a writer who studied journalism. She loves music and spending time with her family.

Depending on the woman, that time of the month that aunt flow comes to visit can either be a breeze or torture.

I guess it’s similar to our real aunts right? Some always have a better relationship than others.

But, that’s what we’re here to help with. Making your period as easy and breezy as a Cover Girl commercial. Because contrary to most male’s belief, menstrual cramps can feel like you’re being ripped apart and sometimes, there’s nothing that can help.

Besides a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, in my case at least.

So we all know a few that might help to an extent, but luckily, we just found a bunch that you might have never even heard of.

When I put some of these to the test I was pleasantly surprised by my comfort levels spiking.

Every woman goes through it so it’s about time we talk about it.

I hope some of these unusual remedies are the fix you’ve been looking for!

Unusual Remedy #1: Take Viagra

Unusual Remedy #1: Take Viagra
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“Uh, what?”

My reaction exactly. But, it turns out that one of its ingredients, sildenafil, can actually soothe your cramps.

According to WebMD, “Researchers found that administering the medication vaginally provided nearly double the pain relief compared to a second group of women who received a placebo.”

Unusual Remedy #2: Drink Wine or Tea

Unusual Remedy #2: Drink Wine or Tea
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Ditch the coffee when your stomach is rumbling. Tea would be the perfect replacement, it will soothe and calm your stomach, and still have the warm feeling of coffee.

If you’re willing and able to take to alcohol? Wine will be your best bet.

Wine will thin your blood and reduce your pains.

Unusual Remedy #3: Get Up and Out

Unusual Remedy #3: Get Up and Out
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Exercising and being active will help your overall health, but also your pain levels through increasing your body circulation.

When you exercise, you release endorphins too, which can decrease your stress.

And we all know that stress only adds to aunt flow’s visits.

Unusual Remedy #4: Consume Calcium and Magnesium

Unusual Remedy #4: Consume Calcium and Magnesium
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According to Everyday Health, these two vitamins can help much more than your cramps. They can tap into all PMS symptoms, irritability and depression included.

Some examples of these foods would be yogurt, dried fruit, radishes, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and carrots.

Unusual Remedy #5: Ditch Your Heels

Unusual Remedy #5: Ditch Your Heels
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You don’t need to add any more physical stress to your body. Taking off your heels, relaxing, and just being comfortable can help more than you think.

Heels heighten you, and your pain levels.

Unusual Remedy #6: Get Intimate

Unusual Remedy #6: Get Intimate
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A reason to get a little freaky, who would have thought?

Orgasms release chemicals and hormones in your body that will help alleviate cramps and are much powerful than any pain medications that you might take.

Unusual Remedy #7: Tape Your Tummy

Unusual Remedy #7: Tape Your Tummy
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Kinesio tape is a form of tape typically used by athletes on their sore muscles, and prevent harm during extenuating physical activity.

So, if you tape it around your tummy think about all the relief you could get! It can be found at most athletic stores.

All you need is one strip right below your underwear line, one at your belly button, and one or two horizontally between your hip bones.

It’s all around soothing!

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