My Cycle Isn’t Regular & I’m O.K. With That!!!
In this blog post, I’m talking about how my cycle isn’t regular & I’m o.k. with that!!! Keep reading to see how I’m dealing with menstrual issues.
“While what characterizes a “normal” period can vary, experts agree: If you think your period is a problem, you should talk with a doctor about evaluation and treatment.” _Change The Cycle
Blogalicious will focus on this topic and hopefully be paramount in any tribe building journey. “We’ve put hundreds of hours into cultivating a space for you to do this and more. What’s great about our network is that they believe the same foundation – that tribes are important to almost every aspect of our lives.” We’ve asked our Blogalicious Weekend 2017 Speakers to share what #TribeUp means to them.
Blogalicious did a call for people to speak about issues they have with their cycle. I was honestly was fearful to share my issue that publicly. I’m now very upset with myself for not offering my story.
I’ve had irregular menstrual cycles for about 20 years now. Missed period started at the age of 18/19 years old. Because my mother really didn’t speak to me about “getting my period” beyond using a pad I really didn’t have an understanding of how regular I should be. I started going to my local Planned Parenthood and a nurse there offered my education on that.
Fast forward to 2010 I started having blood clots so big I could feel them passing through. I had so much pain I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed. At times I would have to wear a super tampon and overnight pad just to go to work. I would have to change so many times I lose count. I ended up having a D & C to relieve the issue I was having with uterine fibroids. I was placed on birth control to regulate my cycle.
Every women’s issues are different so it’s very important that you seek help from a medical professional. Preventive care is the key! Many insurance companies currently cover services like a pap smear and breast exams at no change under the affordable care act aka Obamacare. Or you can go to places like planned parenthood for these types of services for no to little cost.
Sometimes I laugh to keep from breaking down. Sometimes I think to myself “Why is this happening to me?” I’ve found the more I talk to other women about my menstrual issue I find that I’m truly not alone. In speaking out I discovered my sister, cousin, and a lot of my friends have this issue as well. Problems with my cycle is now not an “It’s only me issue.” Women I know of all sizes, shapes, ages, and races have a similar issue too! I’m so happy for the support of my tribe I ok with sharing my story.
The good people of Change The Cycle will be hosting a super important discussion about a topic that continues to plague so many of us. Saturday, Oct. 7th during the Blogalicious. I’m going to live stream the discussion on Facebook. You can find it here. Turn on your notification so you won’t miss it!
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It’s amazing how little some of our mothers prepared us! I am glad you found your tribe and that you’re not alone. Thank you for sharing and being vulnerable.
Thank you very much!
Thanks for sharing your story! I love reading more women talk about something that is so ‘taboo’ but really shouldn’t be. My cycle is totally regular, you could probably plan your schedule around, but I really struggle with moods. Moods that destroy relationships, break me down, and make me someone completly different, I’ll wake up a couple days later and not even know. We need to talk about these things, because we just do.
There is a lot that still needs to we talked about!
I can relate to this! I got my cycle when I was 9 years old and it has been doing what I wants since then.
Girl. Mine has been cutting up, lol.
Thanks for sharing your story. Some women need to hear having an irregular period is ok.
It’s true so many women of color have fibroids, and irregular periods, and so many feel alone, but in fact there are more than we know. Talking about it takes away the stigma.
WOC often times only talk about their period when it comes to getting pregnant.
This post is amazing!!!! Many women don’t speak about something we see once a month. Thanks for this!
Thank you so much.
Wow,that’s very brave of you to speak on this subject. I also suffer from heavy menstrual cycles and it’s not fun. Thanks for this!
Thank you for your support.