This is my own personal experience with menstruation, I mean no offense to anyone. When I did have my period (haven’t since 12/24/2009), it was very heavy (with clots)& painful, but very short-lasting. After my last pregnancy, which was also my hardest, I had my tubes tied & an ablation. So I can sympathize with @MeganB in that respect.
I never had a positive experience with menstruation. I didn’t have my first period until I was 16. I distinctly remember my Nana & my Mom being so excited when I did get it, they said they were ready to drag it out of me. It wasn’t ever really pinpoint regular, one day it was there & a day & a half later it was gone. Hard & Fast really. But thick & heavy & almost pasty brownish… the doctor said it was all built up & finally started, but that much longer & I would have gotten sick from the old blood being there for however long. She actually didn’t think that it would continue to be so heavy, painful, & fast. Well, up until January 2010 that’s exactly how it was every time.
All of that being said, if I had kept practicing & learning my craft through my teens & 20’s, I also would have considered something to help me through or ease the discomfort. (I was sent home from school & work due to the pain it would cause or the heaviness or both)
I do get cramps every once in a while in the same area, I’m not in tune with my cycle but never was, I know when it would be happening if I hadn’t had my procedures done.
I do know that rice pillows or those heat therapy… things… you put them in boiling water & when it comes out, it can be positioned & placed where you need it. I have a pink 1 shaped like a heart & I have an abundance of rice pillows. You never know when all of your joints are going to need to be loved & comforted with EDS Type 3. Especially in cold weather.
@TheTravelWitch, I think I am going to try this tea when I have discomfort in my hips, SI, & lower abdomen area. I’ll probably use a rice pillow or my heart while I drink it.
I don’t know of any other helpful tactics or spells or rituals. I would like to see what others do or have ideas for though.