Period pain is an unfortunate reality for many women, and it can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain. As someone who has experienced severe cramps since the age of 12, I have tried numerous products in the hope of finding relief. In this article, I will share my experiences with four products that claim to alleviate menstrual cramps.
The first product I tested was Daye CBD tampons. CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active ingredient derived from the hemp plant, and it has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Daye claims that their tampons allow a small percentage of CBD to be absorbed through the vaginal mucosa, easing cramps in the uterus. However, after using these tampons for an entire period, I found that they only slightly eased my cramps, if at all. Dr Fran Yarlett, a GP and medical director at The Lowdown, explained that while CBD may reduce pain, there is not enough scientific evidence to determine its effectiveness or the best way to administer it. Additionally, the Daye CBD tampons were more expensive than regular tampons, which made them less appealing.
Next, I tried Myoovie, a small wireless device that uses transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) to distract the brain from pain. TENS works by confusing the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, thereby reducing discomfort. I found that Myoovie significantly eased my cramps and made them more manageable. Dr Fran also recommended Myoovie to her patients, especially those with endometriosis, a condition that causes debilitating period pain. The device was convenient to use, discreet, and had a long battery life. While it required new gel pads every 20 uses, the benefits of Myoovie outweighed the cost.
The third product I tried was the Beurer TENS & warmth menstrual pain relief device. This device combines the benefits of TENS technology with heat. According to Dr Fran, heat improves blood flow to the uterus and can alleviate cramps. The Beurer device allowed me to adjust both the heat and impulse settings to find my ideal level of comfort. It was easy to use, slim, and hid well under my clothes. The only downside was that it needed to be recharged every two hours, which was inconvenient when away from home. However, the relief it provided outweighed this inconvenience.
In my quest for pain relief, I found that the Beurer TENS & warmth menstrual pain relief device was the most effective product for me. It provided significant pain reduction, good value for money, and decent convenience. However, everyone’s experience with period pain is different, so it may be worth trying different products to find what works best for you. Regardless, it is essential to address period pain as a serious issue that can impact a woman’s ability to work and enjoy her life. With the right products, we can minimize the impact of period pain and live more comfortably during our menstrual cycles.