When your period comes do you get terrible cramps, intense mood swings, uncontrollable food cravings, and a huge wave of exhaustion? 😵💫
If you answered “yes” to any of those symptoms, we need to chat 👇🏼
Let’s talk about what a *normal* menstrual cycle should feel like.
These symptoms are normal:
•minimal to no cramping
•less energy than usual
•slightly heightened emotions (i.e. may cry easier at a sad movie, or feel more sentimental)
•slight increase in appetite
On the other hand, these symptoms are NOT normal:
•excruciating cramps 😣
•debilitating exhaustion 😴
•intense mood swings, irritability, severe crying spells 😡😥
•uncontrollable food cravings + binge eating 🍽️
As women, we are not meant to feel the same way all month long. It makes sense that as our hormones wax and wane during our period, so will our energy levels and our moods…
…HOWEVER, we are also NOT meant to experience debilitating symptoms every month on our period that significantly interfere with our lives.
Unfortunately, many of the *not* normal symptoms are very common (and even brushed off by doctors as “normal”) - but they could mean you have an underlying hormone imbalance. ⚖️
Trust me when I say that you don’t have to feel dragged down by your period! How great would it be to NOT feel terrible for 1-2 weeks every single month!?
Send this to a friend who has PMS if this was helpful 💜