Good Health Choices Magazine NZ

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Mention to a friend your unbearable period pain and it’s not unusual to be met with a response like, “Ugh, me too” or “I have some pain killers if you need them.”

If you were experiencing multiple days’ worth of pain in any other part of your body – say in your chest, abdomen, leg or head – every month you would promptly book in a doctor’s appointment to get to the bottom of it.

Period pain, on the other hand, tends to be brushed aside with a dose of over-the-counter pain medication, a hot water bottle, or a prescription

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