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To wonder if Stress can cause heavier & more painful periods?

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Yamyam13 · 04/09/2022 17:34

Just that really... having a really heavy and uncomfortable period. Happen to very stressed due to DH being away and DD being sick, amongst other things and wondered in the stress could be making my period heavier and so uncomfortable? It's not an unusual period, I've experienced one or 2 like this before.. 1 was after having covid.

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Siameasy · 04/09/2022 17:49

I believe so because stress could caused inflammation. This is anecdotal and also when I improved my diet my periods got lighter and less painful. For me improved meant less processed food less gluten particularly

Yamyam13 · 04/09/2022 18:32

Funny you suggest that as I am actually gluten free, I have been for about 2 months. And I eat very well, and I agree that when I'm eating well and excercising etc my periods & hormones overall are much more manageable... apart from
This month it would seem!

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Lcb123 · 04/09/2022 18:39

Yes I would think so. I’ve been irregular when stressed before!

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