We’ve all been there. Crazy cramps, tampons and pads for days, but what about the other side of it? How do we tackle those hormones that COMPLETELY change who we are as a person for a week (or even the addition week before our period week), and not burn bridges and kill relationships with those closest to us? How to do we fight for our normalcy while our logic gets thrown out the window and our bodies are at their weakest?
There are millions of answers, supplements, medications you can take to help this. I currently take a supplement called Maca Root to help with my hormones, but it seems like it may not be enough. It’s only been a couple months since I started taking it and I haven’t wanted to take the full dose because of what it might do to my body, as I am sensitive to certain things like caffeine.
I can only give you my “personal experience” answer on how to control our personality changing hormones. Sometimes we forget to do this one thing when we are on our periods because we tend to beat ourselves up too much. Just two days ago I was planning on hiking all the way up to the Hollywood Sign. I made sure to eat enough food before we started and I had water with me. I had made sure I had a new pad and tampon, so there wouldn’t be an accident. I was ready. So ready. I’ve been wanting to hike this hike for 4 years since I got to do it the last time. I was stoked. And then a quarter of the way up, my body shut down. My body was telling me I didn’t eat enough; it told me that if I drank the water in my hand, I would instantly have to pee. I knew I was going to pass out if I kept going. I was infuriated with myself. But my body was telling me that if I were to push myself to hike all the way up and back, I would die. Hah… maybe not die, but I would definitely pass out.