3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
While this may feel like the last thing you want to do when your vagina is bleeding out and you feel like a live-action version of Mr. Krabs's daughter in SpongeBob, exercise can relieve many of those uncomfortable period symptoms, like bloating and irritability.
Before you hit play on another episode of your favorite reality show, you might want to hit the treadmill instead.
For instant pain relief, you can take an NSAID, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, like ibuprofen.
Here's to not necessarily happy, but at least tolerable periods ahead!