I talk to a lot of women about their periods, so I’m privy to a lot of info that normally doesn’t get shared.
There are three things that I’ve learned: 1) lots of women don’t know very much about their periods; 2) there are a lot of women out there suffering from dysfunctional periods; and 3) the dysfunction comes in lots of shades and none of them are fun.
It could be cramps ranging from mildly annoying to the sensation of your uterus trying to escape through your belly button. It could be scaring your friends and family with the swiftness and ferocity with which your emotions make a U-turn. Or it might mean having periods so unpredictable that white pants are always a risk.
While these symptoms might sound normal to you, because so many women suffer from them, they aren’t.