I’m not here to brag, even though it kind of feels like that.
I just want to share something positive about my period. So here we go.
My period is very polite in her arrival, and what I mean by this is I never seem to start my period in the middle of the day or the middle of the night.
It always starts first thing in the morning when I go to the bathroom.
It’s like it waits for me to wake up, walk to the bathroom and to sit down to do my business, and then she’s like “Oh hello, good we can begin."
And each time I’m like oh hello, thank you so much for being so patient and freaking polite.
But just because it starts so easy doesn’t mean I don’t have my difficulties with my period.
I still get cramps which require me to plug in my heating pad and take hot baths to soothe.
I still leak and bleed through things, a lot.
I still get tired, and emotional.
But my period is a breeze compared to what it used to be. And I have a few things to thank.
+ Going vegan — I truly believe diet has so much to do with how well your body functions. And I think going vegan played a huge role in lightening up my periods, calming the PMS and all that jazz.
+ Getting off hormonal birth control and learning about my body — Yup, finally understanding how and why my body does different things made life so much easier. I felt empowered by this knowledge.
+ Switching to menstrual cups and period underwear — Getting all the irritants that come with disposable products away from my vagina made everyone involved just so much happier.
So you may be thinking “Screw her and her perfect period” but I’m here to share that even though it’s such a chill period I still have period problems. But also know that it hasn’t always been this easy and that if you have a period you’re not happy with it doesn’t have to be like that.
I’m not saying what worked for me will work for you, or that there’s a right or wrong way to deal with cycle issues. I just want to encourage you to keep searching for your solution because I truly believe it is out there.
What is something you’ve done that’s improved your period or cycle?