Also, what can a guy do during this time to make her feel better?
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you don't need to but it would be a nice gesture not to have to ask or assume she's not and have the girl say no and have to explain, its not like clockwork for every woman though so she might have random days and you'll never be able to predict it accurately
i get severe cramps and I get irritable quickly although I try not to snap at my boyfriend, its not his fault after all and no one deserves to deal with a psycho once a month. just try not to do anything irritating like ask stupid questions or repeating questions or continually asking if she's OK.
i like those deep heat creams you can rub on your belly to relax your muscles, obviously its not going to relax my uterus and make the pain stop but the heat on my stomach numbs the pain enough and distracts me from it making me more comfortable. I need to take multivitamins with extra iron in them to prevent from becoming anaemic (I have low blood pressure naturally and a heavy blood loss on my period) or ill feel faint when I stand up so if she has anything like that you can get the bottle out of the cupboard and have it by her nightstand for her along with any soothing creams or a hot water bottle and some chocolate (just a bar or 2 will do not need for one of those fancy boxes of individual chocolates) and a hot mug of cocoa or something else hot she likes she can cuddle up with.
dont force your company if she prefers to be by herself though and don't try to belittle her by calling her a wimp for making a fuss about the pain, my cramps hurt worse than being tattooed on my shoulders and my ankle which I withstood without making a sound. theyre not just tiny stomach aches and were being babies about it for sympathy0