Let's talk facts: Periods suck. For some more than others.
While periods can make many of us feel all crampy, throbby, hormonal and all the rest, there are some poor lambs out there experiencing more extreme symptoms that can feel closer to an actual illness.
We're talking about things like nausea, fatigue, body aches and chills... pretty much everything that sounds like the flu. So, yeah - the condition has been aptly labelled 'period flu'.
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So, what's really going on with our body? Why do some of us feel like utter poo before our period?
Because there are some misconceptions floating around, we asked a gynaecologist to weigh in on this 'period flu' phenomenon, and what those suffering from it can do to get some relief.
Is 'period flu' a real thing?
Period flu isn't a legit medical term or diagnosis and it has nothing to do with the actual flu. However, it is definitely a common thing that people feel - so you're not crazy or alone.
"I believe that 'period flu' may refer to women who vomit, get nausea, headaches and tiredness," said obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Nicole Stamatopoulos.