I May Have Cured My Period Cramps
This is a very cool personal discovery and I just have to share. Last month I caught a seriously nasty cold and was hitting it with everything I had...diet, supplements, and OTC. I was dreading the thought that after 3 weeks of pure congested hell, my period was coming up to add to the grief. I get wicked cramps every month. I've already tried kelp, krill oil, etc. and nothing works. I waited and waited and the period came but the cramps never did, I couldn't believe it!
so I retraced my steps to figure out exactly what I had done and concluded that it was either the mega doses of antihistimines or tylenol I was taking every day. Today, I read that both antihistimines and tylenol function by inhibiting the enzymes that the body uses to make prostaglandins. And as many who suffer with menstrual cramps know, they are caused by prostaglandins. Never made the connection until now.
Anyway, experimenting this month by taking tylenol everyday the week before my period. Trying to block the prostaglandins before they are created. I may throw a few antihistimines in as well for good measure...wish me luck!