If you experience debilitating menstrual cramps, as I do, then I'm sure you remember the first time they started and the constant struggle you've had in learning to cope with them. I've been trying to take my own pain away since age 12, and it hasn't looked pretty.
It's been a lot of missed work, sleepless nights, tears of desperation, and a couple of memorable hospital trips. I have tried so many things I've lost count of what I've tried. I even have a closet full of half-empty supplement bottles to show for it. In my countless efforts to find relief, I've found that bringing it back to the basics has helped me cope the most. I'm not going to lie and say that I don't have pain anymore, but I've found these really simple strategies helpful, and I wish I had known about them sooner.