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A Mental Health Check Everyone Needs on Their Period

As I rolled around in my bed in suffering in agony it seemed like my world was crashing down around me. I had so many due dates that suddenly popped up in the coming week and it was as if my period had hit at the worst possible time. Your period is responsible for a lot of your moods that take over much of your life due to the rapid change and increase in estrogen in your body, but it shouldn't be the end I'll be all for your mood. All is not ruined and here you'll read some fun tips and tricks to not get too overwhelmed and stressed when you're already going through emotional and physical turmoil: period addition.
 

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1. Heat

For the map majority of people period's suck. I mean blood, cramps, pain, nausea, all of these are pains I wouldn't wish all my worst enemy, but they seem to afflict me every single damn month. Because I don't want to sacrifice my liver to that of pain medication one way I decrease constant pain during periods is to take hot and I mean hot baths. Another way if you don't have the liberty of having a bathtub, to have some pain relief is to use a heating pad. But I enjoy baths the most because it gives you time just to think and reminisce about your day and plan out your course of action from then on out.

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Next, eat whatever you want. If there's any time to pick out and just enjoy yourself it's now. I personally don't have much of an appetite and get really nauseous on my period, but when I crave something I am going to get it if it's the last thing I do. And if it makes you feel better you should as well there's no point being stressed over something like calories when the pressing matters of school and physical pain are on you at this moment.

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And the last thing I can refer to you guys is to plan it out. Chart out when your period comes and in turn allocate yourself and how you can work that week. Sadly school doesn't stop when you feeling well and in order to not get behind make sure you set yourself easy and realistic goals to get yourself through this rough time. For example, If you know you're going to be sleeping the majority of the time make sure you do your work the week beforehand.

 

Hello, my names Yetunde Oluwadare (pronounced Yeah-tune-day) I am 18 years old and a freshman at VSU. I love to paint, draw, and cook in my free time and I'm also a psychology major.
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