How to Reduce Cramps

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #WhatMattersToU   #CollectiveBias As someone who suffers from really, really bad cramps, I've come up with quite a few ways to decrease the awful cramps I get every month. I've also partnered with U By Kotex® to share with you some of the cutest and coolest new pads that you can find at Walmart.

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Take a Bath

The warmth from the bath will instantly help the cramping that is happening in your belly, and the relaxing atmosphere that surrounds a bath will make you feel so much better. I like lighting candles, and reading or watching something on my tablet.

Take Some Medication

Obviously, taking some pain medication is one of the best things you can do for pain. For me, pain medication doesn't help enough, so I have to use this and other things.

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Apply a Heat Compress

I like to use a heating pad, like a rice filled sock or an electronic heating pad, but if you don't have either, taking a washcloth and dousing it in hot water will do just fine. I've been stuck without a heating pad quite a few times, and this works almost just as well.

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Exercise

Getting your blood flowing by going on a run, walk or doing a workout is a great way to alleviate cramps. I know it sounds like the worst possible thing when you're dying of cramps, but getting a little exercise can go a long way.

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I'm kind of obsessed with the U by Kotex® new Style N'Store Pads and panty liners. I really like pads, especially on my lighter days, and these are SO cute! I leave for Disney in exactly a month and these are going to be SO cute to take with me to my apartment. The U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads (on the left) are perfect for lighter days or regular days and the theU by Kotex® Barely There® Liners are perfect for non-period days with spotting or discharge or really light days. U By Kotex® at Walmart is an affordable solution to all of your period needs.

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Through September 30th, 2016, if you buy two U by Kotex® products, text UByKotex to 811811 and upload a photo of your receipt, you can get some free rewards! I know that being on your period is definitely not the most fun thing, but having fun products and great companies can make your time of the month a little easier.

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Here's where you can find the products at Walmart!

Thanks for reading!

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