You’re Not Imagining It—Periods Suck More When You’re Stressed

Nikki Brown

The only thing worse than being stuck at home for months at a time is being stuck at home for months at a time and in my case, still dealing with mind-numbing cramps every 28 days or so. Okay, so perhaps I’m being just a tad dramatic–I’m also still healthy and safe–but period stress is nothing to play with. My mood already takes a hit under normal circumstances but current times have me convinced that Mother Nature isn’t feeling too hot either. So what gives?

Normal is Relative

First, reject the notion that any period is “normal.” Realistically speaking, “normal” is relative since those who menstruate are accustomed to their own...

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