| It’s that time of the month ...again|

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Feeling the symptoms and knowing in a couple of days you’re about to go through hell when your period starts, I know the feeling ladies.

The first day of my period would always be the worse! My cramps were so bad that they would disrupt my daily activities. I would feel dizzy, short of breath, and hot all at the same time. I would really be thinking “bitch you are about to die. This is it.” When it happened to me at work or school I would have to go hide in the bathroom because I didn’t want to cause a scene if I passed out or something. It felt like if I stayed on my feet I would go tumbling at any moment. The times I was lucky enough to be at home when the pain came I would just lay in bed or on the floor with a pillow between my legs….suffering. The pain would come and go similar to how women describe contractions and it would last for about 5-6 hours before it stopped completely.

I went to the doctor about this multiple times but all they would tell me is that it’s normal, give me a pain pill, and send me on my way.

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I knew it wasn’t normal because I’ve had normal period cramps before and they didn’t feel anything like what I was experiencing.

Backstory

Before I started taking birth control I had a normal period. At the start of my period I would cramp a little, bleed for about 3-4 days, and that’s it. I started the depo shot when I was 17 and I didn’t have a period at all while I was on the shot. I got off the shot and switched to the pill during my freshman year of college. Once I switched to the pill I started having a period again but this is also when the pain came.

One day I decided to do my own research because I just couldn’t take it anymore and realized doctors are no help. I read that drinking lemon and honey water would help so I tried it and it didn’t work. I tried placing a warm towel over my lower abdominal area, that didn’t work. NOTHING WORKED, but I kept researching.

Finally, I came across yoni steaming and it worked. I don’t know what type of magical shit in those herbs but it is the only thing that has stopped it. To make sure I wasn’t tripping I did an experiment where I didn’t steam to see if the pain would return and it did.

Doing our own research and learning what works for us is important. It’s important to also share these things with one another because one thing I’ve noticed is that most doctors don’t take our health problems serious. I don’t remember the last time I went to the doctor and felt like they actually cared.

I steam at least once or twice before the start of my period and it’s really been keeping me pain-free. I still have cramps but they’re mild cramps. I’m able to go throughout my day now without worrying about passing the hell out somewhere. Everyone body is different but it won’t hurt to try! What works for me might not work for you but I still recommend it because it has SAVED MY LIFE!

If you know of any other natural remedies that help SHARE THEM, you never know who it may help!

For more benefits the steam has and how to do it take a look at my older blog titled Self Care. I’ll post the link below!

https://ebony-blocker.squarespace.com/blog-1/2018/1/24/self-care-talk

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