Premenstrual syndrome affects more than 90 percent of women, according to the U.S. Office on Women's Health. Between the bloat, mood swings, headaches, and fatigue, the pre-period time isn't easy for many women to deal with. If you're searching for a way to pamper the special woman in your life, take a look at what PMS Survival Kits can do.
Quell the Cramping
Cramping is a primary physical symptom PMS sufferers have to deal with. Fighting the pain is a priority—and one you can address with a survival kit. While medications (both prescription and over the counter) can take away the pain, including these items in your kit may turn into an over-step. Choosing medication for someone else is a job best left to a medical professional.
Instead of meds, add a few cramp comforting options to the kit. Include a hot water bottle or similar heating device. The gentle warmth can reduce the cramping, alleviating this PMS symptom.
Keep Tears at Bay
The roller coaster ride of premenstrual hormones can send even the happiest woman into tears. Balance the negative with some positive and add a humorous book or comedy DVD to the kit. If those don't do the trick, a box of tissues is a welcome pick.
Bloating may decrease the desire to drink. Even though it's easy to skip the sip, staying hydrated is always important. Help her to hydrate with a few bottles of water. Take the hydration game up a notch and include fruit flavored water or bubbly seltzers. These choices take taste new a new level, without adding unnecessary sugar.
Relax to the Max
Help her to relax and forget about her PMS woes with a little help from a survival kit. Include anything that she finds relaxing—whether it's a favorite magazine, book, or bubble bath scent. Other relaxation picks include pampering items, such as face masks, scented lotion, or a home pedicure set.
Does the special woman in your life have premenstrual food cravings? If you know her go-to choices, add a selection to the kit. Another option (especially if you're not sure about her specific cravings) is to add a range of sweet, savory, and salty snacks. Chocolate, pretzels, and fresh fruit are all welcome options.
From crushing cramps to helping her relax, PMS Survival Kits serve plenty of purposes. Start with a few of her favorites, add in some mood boosters, and create a kit that will make her happy cry.