10 Tips to Help you on your Menstrual Period

Menstruation Periods are an important aspect of every woman’s life, and are essential for our body because it prepares it to hold a baby. And almost every girl on this earth gets her period monthly.

 There are two types of girls on their menstrual period: those who can continue their life normally as if nothing major is happening in their bodies, and others who STRUGGLE with all the pain and the floods they are having. 🙄

Having our worst period issues such as PMS, cramps, heavy flow, blood clots, headaches, face acne, bloating, and tiredness are a normal part of "being a woman" experience, but you must know how to accept and deal with that to comfort yourself and feel better.

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We have to accept the fact that this is a thing that Allah wrote over the women of Adam.

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ: خَرَجْنَا مَعَ النَّبِيِّ (ﷺ) لَا نَذْكُرُ إِلَّا الْحَجَّ فَلَمَّا كُنَّا بِسَرِفَ طَمِثْتُ فَدَخَلَ النَّبِيُّ (ﷺ) وَأَنَا أَبْكِي فَقَالَ: "لَعَلَّكِ نَفِسْتِ؟" قُلْتُ: نَعَمْ قَالَ: "فَإِنَّ ذَلِكِ شَيْءٌ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَى بَنَاتِ آدَمَ فَافْعَلِي مَا يَفْعَلُ الْحَاجُّ غَيْرَ أَنْ لَا تَطُوفِي بِالْبَيْتِ حَتَّى تَطْهُرِي" (مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ) 
A’isha said: We went out with the Prophet mentioning nothing but the hajj, and when we were at Sarif (A place near at-Tan'im) I menstruated. The Prophet came in and found me weeping, he said, “Perhaps you are menstruating.” I replied that I was, he said, “That is something which Allah has decreed for the daughters of Adam; but do what the pilgrims do, except for going round the House, till you are purified” (Al Bukhari and Muslim)

The thing is that you are prohibited from performing Tawaf, entering a Masjid, holding the Quran, fasting, and having a full sexual relationship with your husband. Yet anything else is a myth that has nothing to do with your period, nor the religion. 

Remember that with every thorn that hurts you, you will be granted Ajer for being patient over it: “…Even the pricking of a thorn, but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience" (Al Bukhari and Muslim)

So what do you think of the one being in pain and enduring the hassle, every month? 

Always remember sister that you are not alone in this, yet the majority of girls around the globe have the same problem as you do, so stay strong and think that this hassle will be over in a very short time. And to help you through this journey, we prepared some tips to help you when you’re on your menstrual period in relaxation and pain relief:

1. Take a Hot Shower 

Have it as a relaxation time, and enjoy the hot steam and water. 

You can light up a scented candle (lavender for example) to change your mood and enhance your emotions. It will also reduce the abdominal cramps you may be having. 

2. Wear Comfortable Clothes

Many girls prefer to stay home at this time of the month to avoid the hassle and the embarrassment in certain situations (if you know what I mean!). 

Avoid wearing bright colors and choose the dark ones. Wear loose and comfortable pants because you will be really lazy and uncomfortable wearing something skinny. 

3. Use a Heating Pad or a Hot water Bag to relieve the pain 

Usually, the belly, the end of the back, and the thighs are the most common parts of the body that hurt the most during the menstrual period. So, consider getting a Hot Water Bag/Bottle from any pharmacy or drugstore, and fill it with hot water - but not boiling so you don’t damage the bag, or burn yourself.  -don’t worry it is safe to use.-

Bokitta Blog - 10 Tips to Help you on your Menstrual Period

You can also get a heating pad (some are rechargeable) to use for the same purpose as well. 

 4. Change the Pad every 3 hours

It is so unhealthy to keep your pad for a long time. The maximum time you can wear it is 3 hours. Try changing it often to avoid bad smells and diseases in that area. 

You should also avoid using soap on the sensitive area during this time, to avoid infection.

5. Have some Hot drinks

It is very helpful to take a hot drink on your period, to comfort your full system. You can take a cup of tea or boiled mint. It will reduce your pain and cramps and will give you a sense of relaxation. Try to avoid Soda and cold beverages.

Also, if you are on a diet, you need to pause it in this period to ensure that your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, especially if you are losing major amounts of blood. 

Bokitta Blog - 10 Tips to Help you on your Menstrual Period

6. Exercise or Take a Walk 

Most women undervalue the importance of physical activity in achieving a pain-free period. Exercising keeps your hormones in check and increases your endurance. You are far less likely to have discomfort during menstruation periods if you keep active regularly, before getting your period. Yet when you are at that time of the month, you can take a walk or make some squats. It will reduce the pain and facilitate blood flow.

7. Massage the Back and the Belly 

Massaging the area that is hurting you will reduce the cramps you are getting. So move your hands gently on your belly or back to comfort the area.

Bokitta Blog - 10 Tips to Help you on your Menstrual Period

8. Avoid all Air Streams 

Getting exposed to any source of air will give you painful pricks and increase your cramps. So do not walk barefoot on the floor, do not expose yourself to air conditioning, and do not allow cold water over your body; in order to prevent the air from reaching the womb and causing you problems.

9. Use a Period Tracker

You might need to track the consistency of your period, and what’s better than a mobile application to do so for you! You can use it to follow up on its starting and ending date,  you can check your ovulation days, check your chances of getting pregnant, and log in your symptoms for assistance. In case you missed your period or you notice that it is not consistent, you may need to consider checking up with your doctor.

10. Take Pain Relieve Pills

 If you are in serious pain, you can take pain relief pills (consult your doctor first), and in some cases, needles are given to work on the pain faster and more effectively. 

A serious combination trick that works is taking a pain relieve pill, having a hot drink, and taking a nap for about 2-3 hours while having the heating pad over your abdomen. This will absolutely release your pain and change your mood. 

In some situations, you may miss your period or have it delayed for a few days. This might be panicking or a reason to worry for some girls, but in fact various reasons could cause this problem.

Some Reasons that can delay/ miss on your period:

  • Extreme stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Hormonal birth control pills
  • PCOS

It is okay to have mood swings and it is normal to feel that you want to be loved. So, seek care and love from those who love you and are surely there to support you. Your mom, your husband or even your little ones. Do not underestimate the power of a hug or a gentle touch on your belly, even supporting words can affect you positively. And remember, Stress is not for your good. You need to relax and take some rest because stressing out may increase your pain and blood flow. 

Bokitta Blog - 10 Tips to Help you on your Menstrual Period

Being on your period is not being away from Allah, yet although you are not fasting in Ramadan or you are not performing your prayers, yet you are in a worship status because you are not performing that, just as Allah ordered you.  You can take the time of prayers to remember Allah by making Thikr and Duaa, and increase your acts of charity, to make a new door to earning Ajer.

 🌺 May Allah ease these times on every woman and reward her for her patience and endurance. 🌺

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