I have the dangly thing between my legs, so I haven't the faintest of clues. Lol. But I definitely feel for all you ladies. My wife does the whole hot bath/shower thing and it seems to help so perhaps that'll work!
It depends on the kind of cramps. If it's monthly or muscle cramps then use a heating pad or a warm towel. Only put it on for 15 minutes at a time (15 on 15 off) otherwise you can damage your skin. Also, if it's monthly limit your salt & caffeine intake the week before & of.
I used to have cramps really bad for like 4-5 days or so but once I had my first baby I no longer had cramps not to say have one Only when ready but nothing out there help Me at that time not to say that's what I did Later on down the road help. that's what I Discover but now days you may want to check With Your GYN . They have some new meds out Now so I hope that helps you GYN they should came up with something Good by now Good Luck
Eat a banana, drink a big glass of water then stand up straight, reach overhead & arch back as far as you can go. This works wonders for me. I can actually feel the tension physically let go. (This is for menstrual cramps)
You pit your hands on the back of your head and breathe really really deeply for about a minute. Then relax, and then crunch over like you are about to touch your toes but curl your back like a black cat. Do that for ten seconds and then repeat the whole process one more time. That should work. Hope it helps
You didn't specify what kind of cramps... Legs? Menstrual? If it's for legs etc. first check with your MD to be sure it's not something more serious such as blood clots forming or side effects from a medication that you may be taking. Otherwise, warm towels, warm bath, gentle massage all work. Be sure your diet has fruits & green leafy veggies, tomatoes, bananas,broccoli, all full of vitamins, especially magnesium and potassium. Magnesium is the best for night leg cramps.(you can also take a magnesium supplement daily which stopped my Dad's leg cramps completely!) Menstrual cramps? Try not to eat too many carbs like white bread, etc. Watch that your salt & sugar intake stay low during this time. Be sure you have enough fiber and fluid in your diet so you aren't constipated. Do slow deep breathing: inhale through the nose as you slowly count to 3, hold it in for a slow count to 3, slowly exhale through the mouth, pursed lips for slow count of 3. (Pursed lips look like you are puckering up to kiss someone). Also, be sure you are doing some kind of exercise, gentle stretches, marching in place 5 mins, walking etc. Something that works great is an electric heat pad to abdominal area 10 to 15 mins as needed. An old fashion hot water bottle or warm towels will work too. Good luck and I hope you find relief! Barbara Sent with iPhone