Dictionary.com defines Pain as:
1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain.
3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain.
Some people are lucky enough to rarely have pain. Then there are those of us who suffer from pain every.single.month from the time we are teens until our body decides we are no longer capable of bearing children which, wait for it, on average happens between ages 45-55.
If you happen to be like me and are now one of five women in the US who have chosen to be childless, this day can't come soon enough, although I don't want to wish my next 10+ years away just to be rid of my dreaded period each month.
If you are also like me and suffer from another fun woman's health issue, uterine fibroids, you may have tried to force a doctor into a hysterectomy just to not have your period any longer. Yes, that is me. I did that. And she said no.
For those who don't suffer from reproductive pain on a monthly basis, believe me, you are so very lucky.
Throughout the past pandemic year I can bet that there has been one major positive for women who suffer from PMS. The transition to working from home. Have you ever gotten your period while at work? How about on a business trip when you are stuck in meetings for 8 hours straight? How about in the middle of the night and spent 4 hours awake in pain just waiting for your cramps to go away so you can hopefully drift back to sleep before your day starts? Or my favorite how your period somehow tends to line up with the 1 or 2 vacations we may get to take each year. Nothing like getting your period while 30,000 feet up in the air. Oh that added pressure!
As I mentioned earlier, I don't have children. I can't imagine the pain and struggle for those of you who actually have to take care of small children while suffering through the first few days of your period each month. Major props to you!
Pain is what drove me to create My Cycle's BFF. In my teen years I chose to take birth control to minimize the effects but we all know that can cause other issues for our bodies. For many years I didn't take anything and let me tell you, I dreaded the days leading up to my period. The few days of anticipation each month was added stress I didn't need but I knew what was coming. Pain. Pain that causing you to curl up. Pain that causes you to call out. Pain combined with blood gushing (I know we are supposed to embrace and celebrate the power of our bodies but let's face it. Periods are gross). Pain that also causes constant pressure and need to go to the bathroom. Pain that causes headaches. Loss of concentration. Anger. Sadness. Frustration. You name it. It is all there. It is all real. And it happens every single month. Fu**.
I chose to solve my own pain problem and in doing so I hope to do the same for you. My Cycle's BFF is your BFF to help you Knock PMS on Its ASS. Yes, I said it. ASS. PMS is a thing. A person. An entity. It is alive and well knocking us down each month and I chose to fight back and I'm going to give you the remedy to do so as well. I can't wait for you to try My Cycle's BFF and make each period a bit less of a pain in the ass!