1. Some women benefit from starting over-the-counter acetaminophen or anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen or naproxen) a couple of days prior to menstruation.
2. Exercise regularly.
3. Maintain a healthy diet and take nutritional supplements with vitamin B and magnesium
4. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
5. Avoid or minimize caffeine intake.
6. Avoid alcohol intake and smoking.
7. Consult with your OBGYN, primary care doctor, or pain management physician if none of these tips help.