Period Cramps are nothing but EVIL! (I said what I said).
I have really never figured out my menstrual cycle to date. Every other unusual day I visited the hospital (which is ALWAYS under the influence of my mother) ‚ I could never answer the “when last was your menstrual period” question. Why?! Why should I remember? That’s basically that time of the month I dread the most. Still‚ they go ahead to explain some “menstrual calculation” or sometimes recommend phone apps that can digitally help.
As much as I want to shy away from these so-called calculations. My body does the EXTRA to keep me at alert (PRE-PERIOD CRAMPS) sometimes this gets me thinking “is this even normal?”
A week or two before the actual devil arrives‚ my skin starts breaking out‚ my boobs get SORE (I would literally have to hold them running down the stairs) ‚ backache starts settling in and the WAVES of abdominal pain. The pain comes so sharp I would literally ‘bend the knee’ and in that same breath chant a million and one “fucks”. Now imagine when the actual devil arrives‚ (it’s a blessing and a curse). I only get my share of period cramps in just the first day of my menstrual cycle and for the other days its “kumbaya”. Yet in that day‚ the gates of hell would open.
Since I can remember‚ popping pills has always been my escape not until recently. I think it doesn’t work for me again. Newsflash‚ I think I’m DOOMED!
I asked 3 other beautiful ladies to share their experiences. This is what they had to say
Whenever it’s that time of the month‚ I just want to be invisible
Painful‚ heavy periods can be very depressing and can literally cause one to feel sick. Sometimes‚ I think the pains are quite unnecessary‚ just because of an egg.
Honestly‚ whenever it’s that time of the month‚ I just want to be invisible (yes‚ literally) because I just automatically become upset. I’m sure you’re wondering why‚ it can’t be that deep yeah? It ACTUALLY is! My cramps leave me writhing in pains for the first three days out of six days accompanied with back ache‚ swollen face‚ stomach ache and sometimes nausea‚ that only injections would stop. And yet with all these‚ I have zero appetites for food. It’s a PATHETIC period. So you see why I just want to be invisible for those days.
Perhaps if I never had to go through any form of pain‚ I wouldn’t mind doing it daily.
The fear of getting stained is the beginning of wisdom
Whenever it’s that time of the month‚ I always have two wishes
- I wish I was a guy
- I wish I didn’t have to deal with cramps
Like the deal should have been the lady ‘egg’ sends another signal and goes like “Hey Tola‚ you are not pregnant‚ see you next month”
Generally‚ my periods have been crazy. It comes with a lot of pain. I’ve been popping pills every month for as long as I can remember‚ months when I do not have my drugs with me‚ I’m always in serious pains or worse case scenarios‚ I’m vomiting and stooling. Lest I forget‚ my breasts go sore and painful. It even affects how I dress during that period. I stick to wearing black‚ as I can’t afford to wear bright colors (The fear of getting stained is the beginning of wisdom LOL)
Life would be easier if I didn’t have to deal with cramps monthly. So‚ maybe in the next world‚ let’s just have another “signal”.
I have developed a higher threshold for the pain
I started my period pretty later than most girls my age in secondary school, about 16 years old. I was devastated (I felt different and of course messed a little with my self-esteem, all my friends started menstruating at least 2 years before) little did I know that my body was saving me 2-3 years of 4 days every month torture.
Since I started my period up until now, I have NEVER had one pain-free period. Some months are more painful than the other, in some cases‚ it comes with fever and nausea. The best I get is intermittent pain, like for this hour the pain is there and the next it’s gone only to be back again the next hour like.
When the pain hits, (you’d know if you meet me). It can be pretty embarrassing. This cramps ‘guy ‘ enters with a BANG, I have to stop whatever I’m doing at that moment, close my eyes, squeeze my face, clench my fist and scream without making sound (if I’m in public) and then pant like someone who just finished a 12 miles race, not to mention the cranky mood that comes with it.
How have I handled this so far? Well, after so many years of this monthly visitor, I’ve developed a higher threshold for the pain; I take pills to relieve the pain and I probably just sleep for the most part of the day.
A painful period is not funny‚ to be honest. The world needs to recognize that and give us extra love, care‚ and respect for that. Yes‚ I said it.
It’s crazy how some of us ladies go through this ‘hell’ called period cramps and some other ladies have NEVER felt a thing ever. How much luck could be on their side?