Pharmacy Corner
Let's Talk About Your Period Who gets period cramps?

More than half of women have had menstrual cramps at some point in their life. Usually women start having cramps about 2 years after their first period. Period cramps can have a big impact on a person’s life because they can be so painful that women have to stay home in bed, causing them to miss a lot of work, school and other social activities. As women get older the cramps tend to get better. Cramps also get better after a woman has given birth.

Some people are at higher risk for having menstrual cramps, these include women:5, 8;
  • Who smoke
  • Who bleed a lot during their period
  • Who have never had children
  • Who are stressed
  • Who don’t eat healthy
  • Who are younger than 20 years of age
  • Who got their period before the age of 12