What is period self-care?

It’s a good idea to take care and take it easy while on your period. It’s completely normal to feel tired, sensitive or emotional while on your period so remember to take time to yourself to relax. If you get painful periods there are a few things that can help:

  • Lie down
  • Hot water bottle or heat pack
  • Herbal teas (chamomile or ginger)
  • Keeping warm
  • Painkillers (Naprogesic for example)
  • Try to avoid alcohol and coffee

Period self-care can be more difficult while at school. If you’re having painful periods, it’s probably worth a visit to the nurse’s office where painkillers and heat packs are likely to be available. Knowing what facilities and supplies are available at your school allows you to be much more comfortable when you have your period. 

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Where to get help
  • If your period pain is really bad, and it stops you from being able to do things, it might be a good idea to go visit your doctor. 

Read this article to learn more about going to the doctor on your own.

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