Period Essentials

Hello Guys,

I am currently writing this blog post as i have period pains (iconic!). I thought i would write a blog post on period pains, as i feel not a lot of people on this platform/youtube really talk about periods, and it is a natural thing for women, so why isn’t it as natural to talk about it? weird.

How do i deal with pains?

So, not all of my period pains are the same! Some months i don’t have a period (which is quite scary!) but when i have my period, sometimes my pain is okay, and other times i am literally in bed, in agony!

hot water bottles:I always rely on these! They are my best friends when i am on my period. I love to cosy up in bed with a hot water bottle, especially on the left side as this is where the pain usually occurs.

Healthy:When i was younger, i used to binge on all the chocolate in the world, but i tend to find when i am having period pain, i always crave chocolate, but it makes my pain worse. When i am eating healthy, this eases my pain and drinking a lot of water really helps me as well with my pain. It differs between people though, but if i am craving chocolate, it obvs doesn’t mean that i don’t eat it, cause a girl needs some chocolate in her life, but i do tend to eat a balanced diet, even when i am on my period!

medication:when i have period pains, i always take ibuprofen and paracetamol as this soothes it, i have got some stronger meds from my doctor as sometimes paracetamol doesn’t cut the pain i’m in, so if my pains are really bad, then i always will make sure to take them. *if your pain is that bad, i would go to the doctor regarding this as your doctor may be able to prescribe you a different pill if you are on the pill, or might be able to investigate what may be happening!*

Keeping exercise to a minimum:At the moment i am totally into my exercise but it makes my pain so much more worse! Around the totm (time of the month) i will tend to do no exercise if the pain is bad, or light exercise as this does help with the pain and if i sit around for too long, it’ll also make my pain worse (MAKE UP YOUR MIND GAL).

Baths: Baths are my favourite thing to have when my pain is worse. What is better than just laying in the bath, your favourite bubble bath and just loving life! I love to relax in the bath and just have a chilled night/morning with candles burning and this makes me so chilled and eases the pain.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this.

If you have any different ways you control period pains, then let me know!

9 thoughts on “Period Essentials

  1. babygaydays says:

    I’m quite lucky in that I don’t get a lot of period pains, I’m the same with craving chocolate and snacks in general but I always feel awful after a binge! It’s nice to see someone writing about this though, periods are natural after all!

  2. Ellie Phillips says:

    Thanks for this post! Defo think theres still taboo around periods so yass to breaking the stigma. I used to get horrendous periods and i was prescribed some stronger painkillers which sadly didn’t help, in the end i went on the pill!

  3. Alice Myles says:

    I’ve just started my period too! THE WORST. I was actually 2 weeks late this time which was more of an inconvenience than anything because I was constantly just like ‘any day now”. Usually, my pain is tolerable but every so often it gets bad! Thanks for sharing your experience because there really is such an unnecessary stigma around periods.

  4. Amy Bell says:

    It’s so hard isn’t it!!! I haven’t had my period this month (defo not pregnant haha) and still get the same pain as I would if I was to have one! And you’re so welcome x

  5. bethanymca says:

    Love this. So healthy to discuss your period and the pain you suffer with and how you get through it. I love seeing posts like these because it shows how far we are coming as a society when it comes to talking about these things. Fab post and thanks for sharing your experience and tips and tricks. Hope you feel better soon. Xx

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