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Am I hot because I have stomach issues? Or, do I have stomach issues because I’m hot? It’s truly a question that nags at me constantly. Because regardless of what I’m doing or where I’m going, I’m bound to have a stomach ache. Running for coffee? Gotta make sure there’s a bathroom within 15 feet. Going to a concert? You better believe there’s Pepto in my bag.
Stomach pain as a woman is also one of the world’s biggest mysteries. Am I cramping because I’m constipated, getting my period, or because I added extra cheese to my Chipotle order yesterday? The world will never know. TG for social media though, because up until a few months ago, I thought I was suffering alone which couldn’t be further from the truth. And because social media is where I go to for any ailment, here are some things the hot tummy ache girls said would help.
Spill The Tea
This shit might as well be a magic potion, because whenever I have a stomach ache (especially after eating) this tea really helps. I also get really bad anxiety when a tummy ache arises and the act of drinking tea helps me stay in the moment.
Shop it: Yogi Stomach Ease Tea, $17, Amazon
Bring The Heat
Move over Lululemon belt bag, there’s a new wearable accessory in town and it’s helping girls everywhere with unavoidable cramps. This cordless heating pad is way more convenient than a traditional one—now you can actually leave couch if you need to (emphasis on the word need). Who said stomach aches couldn’t be fun and fashion-forward?
Spice Up Your Life
Don’t sleep on these ginger chews. I once had to drive up a mountain at 3 am and the only thing that kept me from puking from car sickness was sucking on a ginger chew. Yes, the taste of ginger can be polarizing, but honestly, anything is better than puking out a car window.
Bubbles Make Everything Better
IDK what it is about bubbles that settle my stomach but they always do. I used to love drinking a Coke whenever I was feeling shitty, but these Poppi sodas are so much better and *actually* have ingredients that can help.
If You Have To Go, At Least Make It ~Chic~
If you haven’t heard of one of these, you’re welcome. Use this aesthetic ottoman to help move things along (if you catch my drift).
Shop it: Tushy Ottoman, $74.95, Amazon
Your Shit Won’t Stink
I keep one of these in every bag because you can literally never be too prepared. As if using the bathroom in public wasn’t embarrassing enough, at least you can cover up the smell. The scent actually masks odors and always come in handy when you’re in a pinch or traveling. The OG citrus is a personal fave.
Popping Antacids Like Candy
I’ve never been able to stomach the original chalky tums, but when these came out they literally saved my life. I have to be careful or I’ll start eating these like candy because not only do they taste good but the instant relief is addicting.
Shop it: Tums Chewy Bites, $9.99, Amazon
Just Thrive Probiotic
If you’re a constipated girlie, or honestly just a woman, you should have a quality probiotic in your rotation. I’ve personally used Just Thrive for the last 3 months and the difference in my digestion is legit night and day.
Because You Don’t Already Have Enough Beverages
Like every other woman on the planet, you probably have at least 4 beverages in front of you already. Why not add another? I swear bone broth has healed my gut. Plus it’s like drinking a mug of chicken noodle soup and TBH, what’s more comforting than that?
Relief For the Bloat Queens
Nothing worse than showing up to a bloat-inducing dinner in your “standing room only” jeans. I’ve never *added to cart* faster than when I learned about Arrae because I’m never going to give up cheese and pasta, but I would be a hell of a lot happier if I didn’t have to unbutton my pants before dessert.
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