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    What Actually Helps You Feel Better On Your Period?

    Is chocolate-covered ibuprofen a thing yet?

    Getting your period is like being repeatedly punched in the uterus while you slowly lose all control over your skin, mood, sleep, focus, appetite, and bowel movements.

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    It's a shit show. Literally.

    But as a lifelong subscriber to the Monthly Bleeding Club, you've probably found a few tricks to help you ride it out.

    Maybe it's a glass of pinot noir to take the edge off those cramps.

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    Cheers to your shed uterine lining. Cheers to not being pregnant. Cheers to you!

    Or maybe you found a certain acne spot treatment that saves your face every 28 days.

    Salicylic acid, you the real MVP.

    Maybe you finally found a birth control method that makes it about 75% less miserable.

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    Let's never leave each other.

    Or a sports bra that can handle all that extra jiggle.

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    Does it feel like two angels are gently cupping your swollen, painful breasts? TELL US WHERE TO BUY IT.

    Or maybe the only cure for your PMS rage spiral is a boxing class, followed by all of the chocolate.

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    Because you can't punch the 12 people who pissed you off on your way to work this morning.

    So tell us, what actually helps when you're on your period?

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    We're looking for tricks that help with cramps, moodiness, migraines, sleep troubles, period poops, acne, and literally anything else that fucks you up during your period. Drop your advice in the comments and it might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post.

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