Take plenty of sleep, especially on your first day as it can help ease the cramps as well as make you feel energized.
In case you are feeling stressed out, try deep breathing, massage, meditation or yoga to soothe your mind and body. You can even self-massage your abdomen area to relax your pelvic muscles.
For PMS-related pain such as cramps, breast tenderness or body aches - non steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relievers or pain killers can provide some relief, e.g. Advil, Motrin etc. You can also take Herbtonics Vitextonic 750 to regulate your healthy menstrual cycles.
You must not leave your routine exercise when you are on your period. Do some aerobic exercises with your favorite music on to lift your mood. This light stretching would even help you dodge your cramps.
You need to cut down the intake of fats, salts, sugars and caffeine to avoid feeling too bloated. Instead, eat complex carbs like whole grains, beans and barley and fruits and vegetables that you like. Also, take 5-6 small meals rather than 3 big meals.
One of the most commonly used remedies is taking a hot bath or putting a heated pad on your belly or lower back to make the cramps less painful.
You may try the herbal way by using chamomile, dandelion, red raspberry, and/or fennel tea for soothing yourself. Especially in the winters!
Some women experience symptom relief after acupuncture treatment so you can consider that as well.
Sometimes, PMS can make everyday issues feel more prominent than they really are or you might feel you’re just not up to handling it all. For this, you can talk to others to relieve the emotional strain.
Don’t smoke while you’re on your period as that can intensify the PMS symptoms.
Disclaimer: If your symptoms are severe, then you need to see a doctor who may prescribe you some medications for the relief. But here is a prompt on 10 things to try that will help you pass through your menstrual days with less trouble: