Dealing with a viral outbreak, plus being isolated at home is leaving a lot of people feeling down. If you're feeling anxious and uncertain, you must know that your feelings are totally normal and valid.
Stress can impact both mental and physical health. It may influence cycle length, vaginal bleeding patterns, painful periods, and premenstrual symptoms. It’s not likely that this outbreak will impact your cycle, but you can monitor any changes your body might go through by tracking them. Keep in mind that stress is most likely to be the culprit of any changes to your cycle, not the Coronavirus.
According to a recent article in Cosmopolitan. "It’s important to keep in mind that it is not likely that this outbreak will impact your cycle today," says Dr Sarah Toler, Doctor of Nursing Practice and science writer (As shared with Cosmopolitan). But if you want to pay close attention to how your body is coping, you can monitor any changes by tracking them. We must keep in mind that stress is most likely to be the culprit of any changes to your cycle that you notice, not the coronavirus itself. Increased menstrual pain could be one side effect of this stressful situation. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) has been linked to working in jobs that are low control, are insecure and have low coworker support. Stressful work situation can also bring on intense PMS and so many other stressful situations.
However, the doctor also notes that you may not see this kind of effect until later down the line. Stress from the preceding month may also affect the frequency of dysmenorrhea, so someone might not experience painful menstruation as a result of stress until their period the following month. The expert adds that you're more likely to notice worsened cramps if you have a history of dysmenorrhea. So, all that you need to do is to take care of yourself. Get all your questions answered, be a part of the tribe that has similar discussion platforms and keep company of people who would listen to you. Stay connected. Follow us on Instagram for relevant discussions on the subject. @lizzom.me
Vent it out and feel relieved.