Period products can help you feel comfortable and dry during your period. It’s up to you to decide what period products you want to use — or if you even want to have a period. Different period products have different advantages and disadvantages. Check out our page on period products for a breakdown of period product advantages and disadvantages.
Lots of the people that you know will have good tips for dealing with the symptoms of a period. These are a few common ways that many people deal with period symptoms:
- Gentle exercise
- Relaxation techniques
- Heat pads — wheat bags or hot water bottles
- Pain relief medication — like ibuprofen, paracetamol, or aspirin
- Smoking less, and cutting back on alcohol
Remember: if you don’t want to have your period, you don’t have to. Some types of contraception can help with the symptoms of your period. Other types of contraception let you skip your period. For example: if you use the contraceptive pill, you can choose whether you want to have a period, or not. Talk to one of our nurses or doctors — they can give you more information or prescribe you the medications that you need.