For many women, looking at the calendar to realize that your period coincides with your wedding day, your birthday, your holidays, or Valentine’s Day can provoke real panic and anxiety. The feeling that your period will sabotage your most special days is completely understandable, from leaks to cramps.
The 5 worst things about having your period on Valentine’s Day
Netflix and zero chill
While most of the Netflix audience are probably cosying up for an intimate night in, you’re spending some quality time with your period. Step away from the suggested specials.
During or right before your period, you might feel sleepy and lethargic. Some people even experience muscle aches and have appetite changes. If you’re attempting a night on the town for Valentine’s, ensure that you’re well-rested as the combination of lack of sleep and period symptoms may cause you to feel moody and angsty. You definitely do not want to be irritable and throw a tantrum in front of your date! Or maybe you do. Do you.
Yes, only females get to experience the pains of having periods. However, this is not an excuse for you to vent on social media or worse, to your date. Having mood swings and being emotionally sensitive may not be something you can control, but don’t do anything you wouldn’t normally do. It’s a tough day to have your period, but you can do this. We believe in you.
The desperate cravings for chocolate are only made worse by the pink and glaring assortment of Valentine’s gifts peering over the supermarket aisle as you visit the sanitary section. Fill your meals with foods rich in B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, iron, and fiber. This will rebalance your hormone levels and make your cycle as smooth and easy as possible. Or, just eat the chocolate already! The type of food that affects cramps vary from person to person so avoid what you know will make you feel worse.
Active Iron is specially formulated to work in tune with your body, and it doesn’t cause stomach inflammation or side-effects (that’s the last thing we know you’d want right now!).
Happy Valentine’s, period or not, we think you’re Kind & Strong! x