Being born in culturally manifested home we generally get to hear it from our mother “Everyone goes through it, learn to bear, its part of growing up, stop overreacting, you are no special” .For some of us, menstrual or period cramps can be a mildly annoying part of our menstrual cycles, which don’t interfere much with our daily routine. The luckiest of us might not experience menstrual cramps at all. However, for millions of menstruators worldwide, throbbing menstrual cramps can cause pain that is extremely intense yet often discounted by most people and institutions around them.
We often are mistaken between Period Cramps and PMS.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a combination of emotional, physical, psychological, and mood disturbances that occur after a woman’s ovulation and normally end with the onset of her menstrual flow. Menstrual cramps usually start the day a woman’s menstrual period starts, and may last for the entire period. PMS has a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability and depression. It’s estimated that as many as 80% menstruating women have experienced some form of premenstrual syndrome.