19 Things You Know If Your Periods Are Painful As Fuck
You can sense your period coming in the same way that animals can sense danger.
You spend the days before in a state of dread, anticipation, and resigned fatalism.
You probably have bouts of false alarms, thinking it's started.
But once it does, you know.
At the worst of times you might have even woken up in the middle of the night by your cramps.
And God help you if there are no painkillers on hand.
But there always is, because you've had many years to prepare for this and you have a stash of them.
You've developed a very specific survival strategy.
It almost definitely involves a hot water bottle.
And lots of laying down**.
When it comes to dealing with cramps, you've definitely gone to extreme measures at particularly desperate times.
The build up can make you so emotional sometimes, and you know exactly why but you just can't help yourself, which makes you even more emotional.
But it's even more irritating when people dismiss your genuine emotions as the result of your period.
Your S.O. was probably very terrified when they first witnessed your ~time of the month~.
But they eventually learn how to deal with it and help you out, too.
There is nothing more irritating than someone that thinks you need to "get over it", especially when it comes from someone who has never experienced a period.
And the worst thing is that there is so little you can do to avoid it, or at least avoid it without other side effects.
But at least you know that you have a high pain threshold because of it.
Making you a fucking badass.
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