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What's Causing My Period Pain?

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

I know, you may feel disappointed

There is no immediate “fix” to intense period pain. We are so used to quick and easy fixes such as ibuprofen, that we forget that health is an accumulation of factors. But really, would you use duct tape to fix a tire or a gas leak? Chances are you wouldn’t (and if you would… DM us we have some questions), yet we expect our health to be fixed in 5 days. We’ve spent years, maybe DECADES in pain and living out of sync, yet we expect and are marketed that we can change our body, skin, pain, whatever in a matter of weeks.

Yes, you can feel the effects of healthy change within a few weeks, maybe within the first month, but you’re not done there. It is not a short process and it does require mindful and active effort (shocker!!!) BUT BUT BUT we are here to support you.

We’ve been through the pain, aches, and moods, which is why we are creating a platform designed to guide you towards period bliss. We have professionals at your disposal to help you unlock your own personalised plan. Cause we all know that personalisation is more effective.

Now, I want you to take a deep breath in with me, ready? 3…2…1… *breathe in* - *breathe out*

It’s going to be okay, you can 100% do this and we are here to support you along the way.

Let’s start this journey!

As promised, here are the most prominent categories that might be causing period pain.

  • Nutritional 🥗: you might be facing some deficiencies (especially if you’re following any diet such as Keto, Vegan, Vegetarian etc.)

  • Physical 🧘‍♂️: your body might be in need of more movement or less intense movement in certain phases of your cycle. If you’re doing HIIT during your luteal phase, you might be in for a painful period.

  • Mental 🧠: you might be experiencing too much stress without a healthy outlet. You might not have healthy boundaries (I see you, people pleasers) Or, our generational shame around periods & sexuality might be causing you anxiety around your period.

  • Birth Control 💊: you might be coming off-birth control and are suddenly overcome by PMS and other symptoms, without a guide on how to safely navigate them.

  • Disorders 🆘: you might have an undiagnosed condition such as PCOS, PMDD, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Adenomyosis etc.

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