Help! I'm Dying From PMS. 10 Useful Helps Your Partner Needs To Know!

Help! I'm Dying From PMS. 10 Useful Helps Your Partner Needs To Know!

Love · Relationship
By GirlStyle on 16 May 2018

Guys, mentrual pain feels like there's a monster in your lower stomach punching you from inside out, twisting you into a squatting position or forcing you to lie down when you have a bunch of stuff you have to do.

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GOOD NEWS! You can solve women's woes if you don't mind lending a helping hand.  It's not rocket science, it takes just 5 minutes of your time! This is an article on practical helps. With proper food planning and care, your woman can feel a lot better, and so will you.

  1. Learn The Day, Track Her Period
    Instantly gain points when you ask, "Dear, when is your period coming? I want to be involved so I can be sensitive to you..."

    Clue: You may enter data about your period, pain, mood, sexual activity, and menstrual symptoms, like low energy levels and insomnia.
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    Feel the love gushing down within. Every girl likes the extra attention and care. A point to note, days just before the period are the hardest including the period itself. Don't blame her. Simply download an app to track her period. So you know when it's real. Here are some suggestions available on both iPhone and Android: Clue, Period Calendar, Period Tracker etc.

  2. Learn Her Triggers and Symptoms

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    Is she unusually quiet/sad? Is she crankier than usual? Is she constantly craving for certain foods? Is she feeling sleepy all the time? Knowing these triggers could potentially prevent many arguments and remember, you both are a team.
    Read more on PMS symptoms here.

  3. Always Opt For Warm Water

    Heat Pack/ Hot Water/ Warm Water YESSS
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    Avoid COLD water. I repeat, AVOID ICE MILO/ ICE COFFEE/ICE WHATEVER because it causes nasty cramps. Remind us when we forget so we'll all not regret the next month.

    YAY Heat Pack and Couch
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  4. Cook For Her

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    Ahhh Yes Please.

    We don't need you to take leave and care for us from the moon and back. But we do appreciate a nice cosy warm date when we do nothing but nothing. Be smart and include warm tea, chocolate cake and more vegetables. And bonus, be our waiter, our dishwasher and sweep up the floor please, thank you. We'll promise to be nice some other days. Take the initiative, please.

  5. Beneficial Food Choices

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    Approve: Avocadoes, plant-based foods, leafy vegetables, flaxseed, wild-caught fish, basil and etc. (High in Omega-3 fats)

    Nay: Sugar, Salt etc.
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    Avoid: Sugar, Salt, foods high in trans fats and hydrogenated fats.

    She may not want to hear 'Healthy Food' now so instead, buy for her, cook for her, intentionally suggest to her when eating out. Now that you have the knowledge, it's a win-win situation when you put it into actions. These foods will not only help biologically, it will also impact the psychological and mental well-being of your girl. If you wish to read up more, visit here.

  6. Chocolates Scientifically Proven As Helpful Aids

    "Chocolate contains magnesium, which can help alleviate cramps and increase energy. It also contains endorphins, or “happy hormones,” which can help improve your mood. Finally, dark chocolate is high in antioxidants called flavonoids, which may have a positive impact on your health," Expert Elisabeth Morray confirmed.

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    Chocolates are appreciated but it's important to know her preferences. Does she like milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate? Mint, Lavender or Orange Chocolate? What are some brands that she prefers? Is she allergic to anything? Get her the perfect chocolate until she says stop!

  7. Essential Oils: Home Fragrance and Rub-Ons

    Essential Oils: Home fragrance and rubs
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    Information taken from Draxe
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    Home fragrance/ candles have gained popularity over the recent years. It is not necessary but it undeniably adds value into your life, health and overall well-being. Different types of fragrance are intended for different purposes. Eucalyptus is known to help with sinus issues and lavender is known for it calming properties.

  8. Ditch Caffeine & Opt For Decaffeinated Choices.

    No coffee, thank you.
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    Caffine increases anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia. Staying away from alcohol helps with mood swings as well. To cope with negativity and stress, it is best to avoid coffee. Instead, opt for fruit juices like orange juice!

  9. Tactful Replies & Intensified Affections

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    Our temper is not ours at this point of time... It is nothing personal when we go crazy. Beneath the tantrums and unreasonable requests, we are a wonderwoman in our own rights fighting inside for sanity. If we want Coke and are given Pepsi, the difference is the world. It is just different. When you run out of words to say & gifts to buy. Shower us with lots of cuddles and practice sensitivity in communication. Eventually we'll learn respect, we'll compromise and it will work out. It's a long-term investment and few are wise to sow.

  10. Humor and Take It Easy
    When you get angry or are running out of patience for your woman, remember we are born with these weird monsters inside having fun and giving us a miserable time once a month. Some more intense than others. We did not choose it. It chose us (not you).

    Menstrual Monsters wrecking havoc in our system
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Text by: Girlsdaily SG

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