Any tips on dealing with debilitating menstrual cramps in law school? I’ve missed classes at least three times this semester because of them. But I don’t think it’s possible to report (especially without a diagnosis) to my school that I would appreciate more absence days because my uterus hates me.
1) Buy the comfiest fucking pants you can and let those be your “if anyone asks I’ll tell them flat out my uterine lining has decided to abandon ship and they can go fuck themselves if they dont like it” pants
2) Buy the good drugs. The ones that are specifically for relieving inflammation and pain. I don’t care if the box has stupid flowers on it. Buy them. Use them. (I used Robax because usually my cramps aggravated my scoliosis, but you use what’s right for you)
3) Heat pads. You know those sticky ones that smell like someone doused you in vicks vapo-rub? Yeah those fuckers. But trust me, it’s better than nothing.
4) Lower your caffeine intake for those days and drink peppermint tea (no seriously - peppermint alleviates some common period symptoms dramatically).