Mental Health,  Personal Life

Womanhood – Hateful periods

Ok so it’s currently 1:30 am and I am curled up in the fetal position on our sofa. It’s times like this when I really hate my body.

My periods have always been like this. I used to go to the doctors about it. They used to put me on contraceptive pills for the pains but I don’t like being on pills so I came off them. I went again recently and I’ve been given some painkillers as most of the time ibuprofen and paracetamol doesn’t help.

My pains are always worse for the first 48 hours. After that, I can leave the house and go about my normal day. The first 48 hours thought consists of lots of pain, lots of pills, no sleep and a lack of appetite. It sucks! I always hoped my pains would get better with time. Some people also say pains get less intense and periods get lighter when they’ve had babies. *fingers crossed* for future me.

Exercise helps with period pains!…..yea I hear you. Doctors have told me this one plenty. Normally male doctors. All I will say is that if I can’t get to the kitchen to grab myself a glass of water I highly doubt I’m going to be bouncing around the living room over the next couple of days.

Eating a well-balanced diet helps!…..yep been there done that. Since going vegan I eat pretty healthily. Lots of fruit and veg. I’m still hoping this will make some sort of impact….

Hot water bottles and hot baths help! Yes very true. But do I want to be any hotter in the middle of summer? I don’t think so.

I realize this is a very rant-filled post consisting of me feeling very sorry for myself. But I’m in a lot of pain and I’m cranky from a lack of sleep lol. I would love to know that I’m not the only girl in this position.

Weird thing. One of the recurring thoughts I have on days like this. If my periods don’t get better after children how do you get on with looking after kids when you’re in such pain? It fills me with dread.

Any recommendations of other pain relievers to try? I’ve probably tried them anyway but I’m open to suggestions.

Feeling meh.

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