What I usually do, when I get this issue, is I try walking and moving about as much as I can. However, this doesn't always work for me.
So, what I do, is I take a half dose of Ibuprofen and then take a nice warm shower. Not hot, but just warm enough to try to loosen the muscles in the effected area. I have a removable shower head to help with getting the spray in a concentrated area. After about five minutes of that, I then take a walk again. Usually this really helps.
Helps even more when I do sit for a bit and my cat sits on my lap. His soothing presence helps me get my mind off the matter as well.
I have fibroids and I was taking way too much Motrin each month trying to control my menstrual pain. I discovered the following natural ways to help manage the excruciating pain I used to suffer. I still take some Motrin, but not nearly as much as I used to. First thing in the morning the first day I start feeling pain, I start taking tumeric supplements. I also drink green tea all morning. Both tumeric and green tea have anti inflammatory qualities. I usually drink coffee in the morning, but I found that that seems to cause my cramps to be worse. I snack on pistachios during the day. There was some study that showed that these nuts help with menstrual pain. In the evening I drink pommegranate juice. It kind of makes me sleepy and takes away the pain. I have shared these fixes with family members and they have have different degrees of success though they all agree that the tumeric really does help the most of all. I hope this can help someone else.
Mine are weird because the uterus is not located in my legs. But for the most part, I get severe pains in the fronts of my thighs. Sometimes walking helps; but most of the time I end up taking ibuprofen and using a ThermaCare pad.
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