Being brought up in a family that never talked about menstruation it came as a shock to me when my periods finally arrived and brought with them all manner of inconveniences, simply buying sanitary equipment was an embrassesment to me as a teen but the pains that often accompanied my bleed were awful. It is one of the reasons that I became a herbalist, caring for and nurturing our bodies with herbs could be something that we are taught about in schools.
I’d like to think I’ve had some of the worst period pains going, surely it can’t get much worse?? I once turned green at work and had to sit down behind the shop counter. It’s not a good look. But that’s what period pain can do to us sometimes.