Let’s face it, having your period can be a real pain – literally! Cramps, abdominal and body pain, headaches, and even diarrhea can make regular monthly appearances, getting in the way of daily activities, including school and work attendance. These period symptoms have been normalized for so long that even when the pain is debilitating, many sufferers just grin and bear it, assuming it’s just the price to pay for menstruating. But periods don’t have to be painful!
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Note: Please consult with your healthcare team for a full workup for your moderate-severe period pain so that you get the appropriate care for YOUR period pain. Treatment options and plan depend on your history, your diagnosis, and your goals.