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Advil Menstrual Pain Reliever

I have always had horribly painful and heavy periods.  While my friends were out having a blast, I would be home soaking in a tub or curled up in a tight ball cursing Mother Eve for these awful horrible cramps, aches and pounding headaches.  Over the last twenty plus years, they have gotten longer, heavier and to the point where sometimes I can barely move or get out of bed.  Nothing – and I mean nothing has worked.  Unfortunately, I am not a suffer in silence person.  My poor family.  So when I was given the opportunity to sample the new Advil® Menstrual Pain Reliever for free and give my honest review – I was willing to try, but admittedly I was very skeptical because Advil® had never even put a dent in those cramps.

The bottle indicated you should only take one which was difficult for me but I wanted to follow the directions the first time round.  The pills are small and have a slightly different coating than the original Advil, but no after-taste and very easy to swallow.  I started feeling better within the first thirty minutes and after about an hour, I was able to get out of bed. It did not take away the cramps completely but they were at least to a dull ache where I could do some laundry and drive to get the kids.  My second dose later was two pills right before bed time.  Sleep is often non existent during the cramping phase but I was out within thirty minutes and actually slept for several hours pain free, which was a first.    I did take two the following morning and was able to function throughout the morning into the afternoon sans aches, cramps and pounding headache.  Whatever they did in modifying their formula has really worked.   I’m very impressed and Advil® Menstrual Pain will now be a stocked pain reliever in our home.

I received a free product for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.


Totally love these new BIC Gelocity Pens!!!

I will be honest.  My calendars have to be color-coded.   I loved the original Microsoft Outlook because it had categories you could color-code.  My phone and tablet calendars all had to have apps that can be color coded and I have been teaching my daughter to color code her planner.  In fact – to keep me off my phone and more organized, I just bought another physical paper planner so I can color code – but that means I needed some new pens.  Bright, Colorful and gel pens preferably.  I totally dislike regular pens and prefer at least .7 mm gel pens.  My daughter has some thin gel pens but I really don’t like them – and then I saw the Smiley360 mission for the Bic Gelocity pens.  Smiley360 matches consumers with new products and provides them free samples which and in return, we give honest reviews.

I love color and I still love to color (so much I bought a new Bible I can color in).  I was so excited to receive the mission.

The Bic Gelocity Pen pack came with a coloring sheet and some coupons which I plan to share.  The pen pack included pink, purple and turquoise colored pens and I can say honestly, these pens are FANTASTIC!!!!   They are vibrant, they are colorful and best of all – they do NOT smear.  This alone is the reason I love them so much because I am left handed and all gel pens have a tendency to smear.  They are definitely on my lists to pick up this weekend for my planner and bible coloring, my daughter’s planner and will probably grab some for my girl scout troop as well as my girls love to journal everything in color!!!

Great Job Bic!!!