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Period Pain

Period pain affects around 80% of women at some point in their lifetime. It can range from mild to severe pain, and many require pain relief to manage their symptoms. For up to one in ten women, period pain can be severe enough to disrupt their daily life. Here at Pillhub, all of the medications on our site are approved by the regulators.

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  • Cura-Heat Period Relief

    Cura-Heat Period Pain – 3 patches

    Adhesive and air-activated heat pack to provide targeted relief from period discomfort and cramps.

  • Feminax Ultra Tablets

    Feminax Ultra – 16 Tablets

    Provides effective relief from pain associated with your period.

  • Nurofen Express 400mg Liquid Capsules

    Nurofen Express 400mg Liquid Capsules

    Liquid capsules for fast relieve of period pain.

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  • Cuprofen Maximum Strength Tablets

    Cuprofen – Ibuprofen 400mg Tablets

    Effective anti-inflammatory for mild to moderate pain

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  • Nurofen 200mg Tablets Ibuprofen

    Nurofen 200mg Tablets

    Effective anti-inflammatory for mild to moderate pain

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What causes period pain?

The causes of period pain are often difficult to identify. The source of the pain is contractions that happen within the wall of the womb, which happens to help shed the womb lining when your period is occurring. However, it is unknown as to why some experience pain to a much greater extent than others.

Sometimes period pain can be caused by underlying health conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, or adenomyosis. It can also be caused by contraceptive devices during the first few months after it has been fitted.

If you feel that your period pain is causing significant disruption to your life, do not hesitate to contact a healthcare professional for advice.

There are some methods that can help to ease the discomfort that you experience during your period. Use heat, such as a hot water bottle or a warm bath, to help relax and ease pain, and try relaxation techniques such as yoga or pilates that may help to distract you from your discomfort. Gentle exercise can also help to ease your symptoms – try activities such as walking, cycling, or gentle swimming. If you are struggling with period pain, do not feel ashamed or hesitant to take pain relief medication.