I can cope with the mood swings
I do have mood swings sometimes, and then I can’t even stand myself. But it’s not that extreme. One of my girlfriends is totally unapproachable when she has her period, it’s that bad with her.
I have some minor digestive problems and gas about five days before my period starts, and I have to go to the bathroom more often. Sometimes taking a walk helps, and other times it’s better to just lie down with a hot water bottle.
But I still take painkillers. I prefer to take tablets, especially because of work. I need to keep my head clear and not be distracted by the cramps. I can get the medication myself from a pharmacy. I don’t have any problems with side effects or anything.
When all of this started, my mother told me that I shouldn’t worry about the pain and that it would get better later on. She also said that when she was younger she had to stay home from school because the pain would get so bad. That was comforting to hear.
These problems have never been a big deal in our family. Whenever I wasn’t feeling well, I would call my mother or sister and they’d pick me up from school. That went without saying and was never questioned. Now my boyfriend takes very loving care of me when I’m in pain.