If chocolate, caffeine, and a heating pad are your best friends for several days every month, you are NOT alone. Nasty PMS and period symptoms -- from splitting headaches to unbearable cramps to occasionally having an inexplicably emotional reaction to something super-benign -- all too often get the best of all of us!
Thankfully, when it comes to contending with that time of the month, you don't have to rely on over-the-counter pills that may or may not actually help or go it alone. You can lean on one or several of these 8 awesome, all-natural menstrual symptom cures (you know, besides chocolate!).
Check 'em out ...
More from The Stir: 8 All-Natural Ways to Ward Off the Cold & Flu (PHOTOS)
What's your fave natural defense against PMS/period symptoms?
Image via Fongetz/Flickr