Since I was 9 years old I have suffered from chronic period pain, which as I grew older was diagnosed as severe endometriosis. I have had numerous operations, scans, appointments and pain relief to try and place everything on hold, as unfortunately there is no cure. I am at a stage where my pain is generally more bearable, and is more of a 'regular' period pain and I recently came across BeYou period cramp reliever pads when searching for period pain relief other than oral medication.
BeYou are a natural solution to help soothe period pains by creating pads which you adhere to the lower back or lower abdomen with two key ingredients - eucalyptus and menthol. Period pains are caused by muscle contractions and the eucalyptus and menthol oils are slowly absorbed through the skin to help ease muscular tension. Eucalyptus Oil is both an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic, so it therefore helps to soothe both the inflammation and pain that is associated with muscular tension. Eucalyptus is also a natural vasodilator, meaning it helps to widen blood vessels and improve blood circulation in turn encouraging a freer flow of blood to the muscles. Menthol Oil has the ability to reduce the sensation of the pain and also has natural analgesic properties which block nerve impulses from pain receptors.
BeYou patches are super easy to apply! You simply remove the protective liner from the cuts in the middle and place the patch uniformly over the affected area. Each patch lasts for up to 12 hours and is really thin so that you can wear it underneath your clothes and no-one would know you have something placed there. It is worth noting that these are not heat pads like other products you may have come across, and I did experience a slight tingle for the first half an hour or so, but this wasn't uncomfortable in the slightest. I wore mine in bed at night time as this is when my pain tends to be worse and the patch didn't move at all through the night and the pain relief helped me to get a much better night's sleep.
As I have to take quite a lot of tablets on a daily basis, I really enjoyed not having to take further pain killers and using something much more natural. There are two options when purchasing BeYou - they have a one off purchase which gives you five patches for £6.99 or a subscription which costs £4.99 a month for the five patches. You can also use the code FREEMONTH which will give you your free month completely free when signing up for a subscription. For the price, these work out excellent value per patch and are much better for the body than other forms of pain relief.
You can find BeYou online here.
All the Loves,
*This post contains products which were gifted to me, however all views are my own