So it’s that time of the month again and you’re thinking to yourself “Why is my case different?” “Why am I not like Ama who has less pain, or even like Akosua who has no pain at all?” Well my dear, the truth is that we are all different and due to several factors such as our unique physiologies, when we started menstruating or even severity of flow, we might or might not experience pain.
Don’t worry girl! I’ve got some good news for you. Menstrual pain can be effectively managed so you don’t have to worry. There are several home-based remedies you can use to control the pain. Your mum or granny probably mentioned you can use a hot-water bottle or take a warm shower or use a warm towel on your abdomen but you figured they were ‘old-school’ and didn’t bother. It works okay, so next month, don’t wait till you have to miss classes because of this pain. Try it out and see.
Do you remember that aunty of yours who used to like chewing ginger a lot when you were younger? She would grate this ginger and boil it, strain and add a little lemon juice and honey and be sipping it like some wonder tea or she would add it to her food a lot more at some particular time of the month. You were too young to notice she did this for only a few days but yeah, that was her own way of dealing with cramps.