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An Ode to Period Cramps!

The video below is a hilarious (and oh-too-true) song about menstrual pain! It is a parody of The Cranberries “Zombie” song. Lyrics are below the video for you to sing along

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Most Effective Treatments for Menstrual Pain

Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s. “Dysmenorrhea” (the medical term for pain during menstruation that interferes with daily activities) affects about 25% of women, and about 65-90% … Continue reading

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Sleep Pattern in People with Menstrual Pain

My menstrual cramps often wake me up in the early hours of the morning when I am trying to sleep. Apparently REM sleep is associated with increased uterine activity – menstrual cramps may be stronger and more painful during REM … Continue reading

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Pain during Ovulation

According to Wikipedia, about 20% of women experience ‘mittelschmerz’ or pain at ovulation (ovulation occurs 10-14 days after the start of a woman’s last period). Some women experience this pain every cycle and some only experience it occasionally. Personally, I … Continue reading

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PMS vs. period pain

“PMS” (pre-menstrual syndrome) seems fairly rare to me (nobody I know has told me that they experience it) yet I hear PMS mentioned much more frequently than period pain. Perhaps PMS is discussed more frequently than period pain because the emotional symptoms … Continue reading

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My Periods (Teenage Years)

Age 13. One of the girls in my class goes around asking all the other girls whether they’ve had their “TOM” yet. We all say, “Yes.” I only got mine 3 months ago, so I’m relieved that I’m now able … Continue reading

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