Bleeding through tampons. ⠀
Doubling up on a pad just in case. ⠀
Feeling the leak.⠀
Cramps beyond belief.⠀
Not being able to make it to school or work because your flow is heavy. ⠀
This is real, and this isn’t “normal”. Heavy periods can be a sign of many other things going on, and the exhaustion that comes along with it can be debiliting in itself.
On today’s episode, I lay out my 8 life lessons that I’ve learnt over the past decade, why being alone is critical for health, why you don’t have to do it all right away, why I’m awful at emails (goals to improve here!) and why your mother’s experience doesn’t have to be your experience.