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Period Pain

Experiencing period pain is normal for some women.  However,  no matter how normal it may have become, experiencing it every month is no fun at all.  On this page, we offer a wide variety of period pain remedies from pain relievers to herbal preparations and magnets.  All of these aim to help alleviate period pain, so you can greet your monthly cycle with ease.  What is period pain? What are the causes? What are the symptoms? When should period pain cause alarm? Tips and remedies for period painPrices are Inclusive of GST (sales Tax).

Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
CARUSO S FLUID AWAY HIGH POTENCY 30 TABLETS
CARUSO S FLUID AWAY HIGH POTENCY 30 TABLETS
SKU 5008116
$32.99
  • Assists in supporting kidney and liver function
  • Helps minimise joint stiffness and pain due to swelling and inflammation
  • Contains no dairy, gluten, soy, lactose, yeast, wheat, salt, animal products or preservatives
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 72s
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 72s
SKU 2369990
$33.99
Nurofen Zavance Tablets absorbed up to twice as fast as standard Nurofen.
NUROFEN ZAVANCE LIQUID CAPSULES 20s
NUROFEN ZAVANCE LIQUID CAPSULES 20s
SKU 2347741
$15.50
Nurofen Zavance Liquid Capsules Ibuprofen Absorbs up to twice as fast as standard nurofen and contains ibuprofen and provide FAST effective relief from mild to moderate pains. Quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so gets to the source of pain fast.
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 48s
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 48s
SKU 2315777
$21.50
Nurofen Zavance tablets provide FAST effective relief from mild to moderate pains. Nurofen Zavance is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so gets to the source of pain fast.
NUROFEN ZAVANCE LIQUID CAPSULES 40s
NUROFEN ZAVANCE LIQUID CAPSULES 40s
SKU 2348616
$23.50
Nurofen Zavance Liquid Capsules Ibuprofen Absorbs up to twice as fast as standard nurofen and contains ibuprofen and provide FAST effective relief from mild to moderate pains. Quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so gets to the source of pain fast.
NUROFEN CAPLETS 12
NUROFEN CAPLETS 12
SKU 2144859
$7.50
Nurofen Caplets 12
NAPROGESIC TABLETS 24
NAPROGESIC TABLETS 24
SKU 2159325
$26.50
Get effective temporary relief from period pain by taking Noprogesic Tablet. Made with 275mg of Naproxen Sodium, it treats the cause of period pain for up to 8 hours.
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 24s
NUROFEN ZAVANCE TABLETS 24s
SKU 2315769
$16.50
Nurofen Zavance Tablets 24s
NAPROGESIC 12s
NAPROGESIC 12s
SKU 756059
$16.50
Naprogesic Tabs 12
CLINICIANS PMT CYCLE BALANCE 30 VEGETABLE CAPSULES
CLINICIANS PMT CYCLE BALANCE 30 VEGETABLE CAPSULES
SKU 2482894
$29.99
  • Support for healthy hormones, balanced mood and healthy fluid balance
  • Effectiveness does not wear off even when used long term
  • Will not counter effects of oral contraceptive pill

What is period pain?

Also called dysmenorrhea, period pain or menstrual cramps are defined as sharp pains felt in the lower abdomen and usually occurring at the onset of the menstrual period. These pains may last for 2-3 days.  Period pain should not be mistaken with premenstrual syndrome discomfort, although the characteristics may be the same. Menstrual cramps can be mild to severe. You can tell that they are mild when all you feel is discomfort and a sense of heaviness in the belly. But you will know that they're severe when the pain really interferes with regular activities and lasts for several days.

What are the causes?

A woman's reproductive system is quite complex and sometimes the organs involved in this system can cause certain pains and discomfort. Menstrual pain is one of these mysteries that can only be explained by the contractions in the uterus.  Pain is experienced when the uterus contracts too strongly and presses against nearby blood vessels, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the muscle tissue.

On certain occasions, menstrual cramps can also be caused by problems in the uterus or other organs that are part of the female reproductive system.  

What are the symptoms?

The most common period pain symptom is the pain that you will feel in the lower abdomen and pelvis. This can extend to the lower back, inner thigh, hips and legs, which can be quite painful. It can either be periodic or continual.

When the cramps are severe, symptoms may include upset stomach.  Some women may also experience vomiting, loose stools, headache, nausea or constipation.

When should period pain cause alarm?

It all depends on the person suffering from this condition whether or not she should start worrying.  Women who experience severe period pain plus accompanying symptoms such as the ones mentioned above can merit concern. This can be especially true when the pain plus other symptoms cause you to stay in bed for several days unable to perform daily tasks.  This definitely merits a consultation with the doctor so proper treatment can be recommended.

Tips and remedies for period pain

  • Apply a heat pad on the affected area.
  • Do a massage around the lower belly area, using a light circular motion.
  • Drink warm beverages.
  • Eat light but frequent meals.
  • Eat foods that are rich in complex carbs and consume less salt, sugar, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Keep your legs raised while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent.
  • Do some yoga and meditation.
  • Take pain relief medications such as ibuprofen or paracetamol.  
  • Take warm baths and showers
Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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