Common period symptoms and how to manage them

Periods are a natural part of the menstrual cycle, but they can come with some uncomfortable symptoms. Understanding common period symptoms and how to manage them can help make periods more manageable and less disruptive to your daily life.

Let’s go through some common discomforts that you may experience during your period: 


Menstrual cramps are a common symptom of periods and are caused by contractions in the uterus. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help manage cramps. Applying heat, such as a heating pad or hot water bottle, to the lower abdomen can also help alleviate discomfort.


Some people may experience bloating during their periods. Reducing salt intake, staying hydrated, and avoiding carbonated drinks can help manage bloating.


Hormonal changes during periods can cause fatigue. Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly can help boost energy levels.


Hormonal changes can also cause headaches during periods. Over-the-counter pain relievers and applying heat or cold to the affected area can help alleviate symptoms.

Mood changes

Some people may experience mood changes, such as irritability or mood swings, during their periods. Getting enough rest, engaging in stress-reducing activities, and staying physically active can help manage mood changes.

Managing period symptoms can also involve making lifestyle changes, such as maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can also help alleviate symptoms.

In addition, managing period symptoms may involve using menstrual products that work best for your body. These can include pads, tampons, menstrual cups, or period panties. By the way…check out our bamboo panties and pads at It may take some trial and error to find the product that works best for you.

If period symptoms are severe or interfere with daily life, it's important to speak with a healthcare provider. They can offer advice on managing symptoms or recommend treatments, such as hormonal birth control, that may help alleviate symptoms.

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