Having your period sucks. And what’s even crummier than a week of bleeding from your hoo-ha are the cramps that come with it. Menstrual cramps (the medical term is “dysmenorrhea”) affect up to 50 percent of all menstruating women, and it can last for the first two days of your period.
Menstrual cramping can be mild or severe. But when your cramps are severe, they can be excruciatingly painful. Needless to say, cramping definitely makes you cranky and miserable to be around. (And it can also make you want to choke the life out of your husband when he says the wrong thing!) [Read more…] about The 411 on Menstrual Cramps: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Get Natural Relief