When I take my Evening Primrose Oil supplements daily, I do not suffer from menstrual pains or period pains. But when I get lazy or forgetful (as I have been lately) the pain can be debilitating. Fortunately for me, it just lasts a day but it is a whole day of torture.
I’m sure many of you can commiserate.
I am quite anti-drugs so I don’t take any painkillers – I don’t even take Panadol for a headache if I can help it. Usually, I down a few caplets of Evening Primrose Oil and the cramps go away for a while. Enough for me to function anyway. It does however leave me feeling a little sleepy and bloated and generally uncomfortable. But no pain.
Recently however, I was caught in a bit of an unfortunate situation. I was out of town and had to attend meetings and be functioning at prime alert, but I was hit by period pains!
So in a fit of emergency, I ran for the nearest pharmacy and picked up a strip of Panadol Menstrual pills. I’d never taken it before but I’d been told that it helps relief period pains, so I popped 2 pills and hoped for the best.
I wasn’t expecting anything, but must say I was a little surprised. It did work. In a few minutes, the pain had all but subsided and I was a fully functioning human again! I didn’t feel too bloated nor uncomfortable.
Being a pain killer, it kept me pain free for a few hours – enough to get through the day. Later in the night, I did start feeling the pain again but by then I was off to bed so it wasn’t as bad.
I’m not about to start popping these pink pills every month, but I will be sure to keep some around for emergencies. In the meantime, I’m back to taking my evening primrose oil supplements more regularly. Prevention is much much better than cure 😛
Have you taken Panadol Menstrual pills before and does it help you? I think this worked for me as I don’t take painkillers regularly, and my period cramps don’t leave me bedridden – just uncomfortable. For those who do have more severe pains, this might not work as well.
A strip of 10 Panadol Menstrual pills retail for about RM3+ at pharmacies. This is based on my experience and yours may vary. If in doubt please consult a doctor.