How an FSA can Help During a Period

Getting your period can bean obstacle to being regularly active. Every woman’s symptoms are different and range from being uncomfortable to seriously inhibitory. No matter where you fall in this spectrum, we can all agree that it’s more difficult to do active activities such as camping, running, playing with children, yard work, and more.

If you’re not sure what recurring expenses you would have that could be covered by a Flexible Spending Account, here is one that happens once a month. Even though pads and tampons are considered toiletries, which are not covered by an FSA, many other products that deal with pain relief and treatment of other side effects of menstruation are.

Get relief with your FSA

For Headaches:

Thermal-Aid Headache Relief System

Thermal-Aid treats pain, muscle tension and light sensitivity in the head area. It is clinically proven to relieve tension and migraine headaches.

Be Koool Soft Gel Sheets

Place a sheet on your forehead to provide cooling relief whenever you need it. They don’t require refrigeration and last up to 4 hours.

For Cramps:

ThermaCare Air-Activated Heatwraps, Menstrual Cramp Relief

Air activated, ThermaCare provides 8 hours of continuous heat to provide relief to menstrual area. Ultra-thin, comfortable, and odorless, you can easily wear this under your clothes and go about your day.

For Muscular Aches:

Bed Buddy Deep Soothing Hot & Cold Pack

This naturally relieves your muscular aches through Thermatherapy. Moist heat is better than dry heat as it allows for quicker and deeper heat penetration into the muscles. The pack comes with loop handles to allow you to adjust it into many positions on your body. Great for right before bed!

For All-Inclusive Treatment (Rx):

These require a prescription to be reimbursed by an FSA, but are specifically made to target all the symptoms you might have during your menstrual period.

  1. Pamprin Multi-Symptom Menstrual ReliefMade specifically for providing temporary relief for menstrual symptoms like cramps, headaches, bloating, backaches, water-weight gain, muscular aches, and irritability.
  2. Midol Menstrual Complete

Similarly, these caplets help combat symptoms like aches, bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, etc.

Have a Prescription? Not sure how to submit it to FSA Store?

If you'd like to submit a prescription for FSA reimbursement, you can use our simple Rx Process. We can even help you by contacting your doctor.