Can you remember the worst period pain you’ve ever felt?
For me, I woke up one morning and couldn’t get out of bed. I was laying in the fetal position, clutching my stomach and wailing out in pain.
Periods are different for each lady out there. Whether you: never get them, rarely get them, always get them or never want to speak of the topic again, we can agree that period pains are the worst.
Sure, there are painkillers, hot compresses and other tools to temporarily relieve the pain and suffering, but what’s really causing all of this and how can we help women?
We’ve had periods for years, you guys! Why isn’t there a better solution just yet? Well, it seems as if scientists just aren’t really doing the research to try to fix it.
Did you know that there are five times more studies done for erectile dysfunction than there is for pre-menstrual syndrome? I mean I get it, ED is an issue for people, but so is PMS. Do we just need more women researchers or something? Why isn’t there a push for more PMS studies to be conducted?
There are a handful of causes and symptoms of PMS, so I’m sure it’s not an easy job to try to figure out how to best alleviate the monthly pain.
But if we spent more time on documenting women’s periods over a course of time, wouldn’t that data at least help? I mean I’m sure most women keep track of what goes on each month when Aunt Flo decides to visit. Wall calendars and period tracking apps aren’t there for nothing.
For now, I guess we’ll just have to settle for painkillers and pints of ice cream.