Sometimes the best course of action when cramps are ruining your life is to place something warm on your belly and let heat work its magic. Here is a product roundup of hot water bottles and heating pads to get rid of cramps.
This old-fashioned hot water bottle has a stylish, plush cover with a little girlfriend reminder to “relax.” Fill it up with hot water and place it on your belly for hours of heat therapy.
$11.01 on sale, Bucky.com
It is a little heart shaped hug and at 5”x 5” in size, it is discrete enough to use the office kitchen microwave and place on your lap at work. Whole buckwheat seed is used in spas since it provides a gentle, moist heat.
$5.99 for 3 patches, CVS.com
They are not sexy, but a patch provides 8 hours of heat exactly where you need it and no one will ever be the wiser!
The electric heating pad is great for those days on the couch in sweatpants when long-lasting, steady heat is the only remedy for those cramps.
Heat is an all natural way to deal with the pain of PMS cramps and the good news is that there are many affordable options for relief.