If Only We Could Trade Places

8 thoughts on “If Only We Could Trade Places”

  1. Don’t hate me, but I like when my period comes…even though I get weepy and irritable. I have amazingly vivid dreams the week leading up to it. And I’m really hyper-aware of everything (in a good way). Like tripping (imaginatively speaking, as I’ve never tried it) without the use of drugs. :-)

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    1. Oh, I don’t hate you! I envy you lol! I want to feel like that but due to the fatigue and some gender issues the whole thing is just really annoying.

      I also get hyper aware leading up, but I’ve never paid attention to my dreams. My dreams always feel vivid, but I could be missing a pattern that coincides with my cycle. Interesting comment, thank you :)

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  2. i’m pretty lucky to be blessed with a fairly painless period, but my body more than makes up for it with an exceptionally heavy flow. waking up feeling like carrie at the prom is a very common occurrence. i loved this post, it’s very important for women to be open with each other about menstruation and even more important to end the taboo of talking about it.

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    1. You are very lucky! Mine is only uncomfortable for the first two days and after that it become a minor inconvenience. As I am getting older, I am noticing that my PMS symptoms are getting worse though :/

      I’m glad you liked the post; I think it’s important for women to talk among one another about their periods, but is also important for us to talk to men about it too :)

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  3. I think my husband is the first person (yep, even moreso than any doctor) whom I’ve shared intimate details of my period with. I have PCOS and have never, not even in the beginning, had normal periods. It has always left me feeling outside even amongst my female peers. I’m grateful to be able to share my feelings and fears with someone, even if he can’t fully comprehend.

    The one time I truly wished I could trade places with someone has been during the few times when some boys/men have said, “Oh, I feel like I’ve got my period.”

    Irritation of irritations, that one…

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  4. I get it. Before I was even sexually active, I saw a gynecologist about my horrific periods – twice I was in such pain (or maybe rapid blood loss?) that I blacked out. From that point on, I’ve been on the pill and only occasionally have cramps at all. I keep Pamprin in my desk drawer and when I notice I’m illogically cranky, I take one – these are my “happy pills”!

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  5. In high school, I had a habit of telling guys that cramps feel like gutting a pumpkin, scraping the seeds and the stringy goo out with a big metal spoon – only I’m the pumpkin. The look on their faces were priceless.

    My cramps are usually not bad, but my lower back seizes up like nobody’s business and I become a creaky old lady for about two weeks. Bleh.

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