Wearing a TENS (transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation) unit, a small electrical device that interferes with pain signals as they travel to the brain
Preventing Menstrual Pain
Prevent painful menstrual cramps with these techniques:
Keep a normal body weight.
Don't drink too much alcohol.
Outlook for Menstrual Pain
Often, it is possible to eliminate menstrual cramps effectively. Anti-inflammatory drugs are 80% effective. Hormonal birth control decreases the pain 90% of the time. Cramps also tend to decrease in intensity as a woman ages. Cramps may disappear after a woman's first pregnancy.