TOM. He’s the visitor each month who is, at first, welcomed with relief. But for the next week, he makes my life a literal living nightmare and I just wish he’d leave. The pain is like I’m giving birth to the spawn of satan and sometimes the strongest painkillers don’t help.
Being a nutritionist, I am armed with the knowledge of how to deal with PMS but even then, it’s hard! Embarrassingly gluttonous chocolate cravings, crying because I think my cat is sad and losing feeling in my legs is only part of what goes on.
I wanted to share with all the women out there that I have found something that helps, though: Evening Primrose Oil. I have been taking 3gm/day for 5 months and the pain has gone from a 9/10 to about 6/10.
I’ve read the studies and it’s something that many women don’t know about for period pain. It takes a minimum of 3 months to show any positive results but I swear it’s worth the wait.
I’m still not 100% happy when TOM comes but he’s stay is slightly more bearable.