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Dear @cyclesandsex,

Heyy! I just wanted to ask for some suggestions. I have PCOS. When I get periods, it's really painful. Staying at work becomes difficult, and not making it evident to others that I'm suffering can be even harder. How do I cope with this? What can I do reduce the pain?




Dear #SufferingInSilence

Pain is actually not a symptom of PCOS so pain so bad that you cannot work is a sign that you should check with your doctor about whether you have something else going on. One possibility is endometriosis, which is a painful condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. PCOS and endometriosis are different conditions, but, unfortunately, it is possible to have both! And if you want to try some natural treatment for period pain, check out my book Period Repair Manual for information about zinc, turmeric, and a dairy-free diet.


Dr. Lara Briden

Dr. Lara Briden (@larabriden) is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatments for better hormones & better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.


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