How do you deal with cramps at work? Took some Advil but still uncomfortable. Any tips?

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Midol is much more effective than Advil for cramps for me. Advil and Tylenol do nothing. Also I discovered primrose oil a few years ago. It’s a herbal w an amino acid that helps many women w reducing or eliminating cramps. It only works for about 1/3 of women but if you’re in that group, it’s a god send! Try it out and see if it helps (you have to have it in your system so I start taking it a few days before period, it’s not as effective if you just take it the day of but still helps some)


Take some rest if needed. Be candid on your needs


Ugh I’m sorry y’all don’t have empathetic leadership. I’ve only had one non-empathetic boss ever, and let’s just say I quickly got out of there.

I thankfully don’t have terrible cramps most of the time, but a coworker who does brings a heated blanket and places it over her stomach and lap. Pretty discreet and she says it saves her life every time.


Advil(ibuprofen) does something for me, so I take something with acetaminophen in it. Either Tylenol or midol

TENS unit! I wear it under clothes during my period and turn it in for about 30 minutes on lunch

Midol is just acetaminophen with caffeine. If Tylenol at max dosage isn’t working you can get a Rx for Naproxen (heavier dose of acetaminophen) from your OB. If that doesn’t work and the pain has you doubled over frequently, consult your doctor because you shouldn’t be bedridden/ unable to work for the entirety of your period. Taking BC can help alleviate symptoms too.

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