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Do you exercise when you're on your period?

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RunRabbit Wed 05-Feb-14 20:33:10

After a bad week I was going to get back to my exercising today. But my flow is very, VERY heavy and I'm having terrible, dull pain.

All I want to do is curl in bed with a hot water bottle and a chocolate bar. sad

twobambinos Wed 05-Feb-14 20:55:55

Ya I do but if I have a race coming up e take two packs of the pill back to back to avoid it

Hope u feel better soon

massistar Thu 06-Feb-14 10:36:20

I do, I find that the adrenaline helps with period symptoms. But my performance is definitely under par when I'm on so I try to take it a bit easier.

Yes, pack myself out accordingly, take a couple of tablets if needed and away I go!

MrsAMerrick Fri 07-Feb-14 18:09:33

I dont exercise on the first two or three days, but my flow on those days is extremely heavy - I use tampons and pads together and have to change them every 15 -30 minutes. I use extra heavy duty towels, plus wear incontinence knickers or I leak through my clothes. Not a great look when wearing lycra!

By days 4- 8 the flow is much less, so I do exercise on those days. I didn't used to bleed so heavily and used to always exercise through my period.

Fatasfcuk Sun 09-Feb-14 21:25:17

On period days I prefer to talk a nice long walk instead of exercising. It helps a lot with my cramps. smile

RunRabbit Mon 10-Feb-14 00:39:03

I'll try walking more. Def. can't handle anything more strenuous than that.

MrsAMerrick I get quite bad on heavy days too but they seem to be selling less of the heavy duty pads. I only manage to find those little flimsy ones they sell these days.

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