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How to Relieve Anxiety During Your Menstrual Cycle

How do you feel in the days leading up to your cycle? You’re reading this, so I’m assuming anxious is one of the things you feel, but what else?

I used to feel like my period was making me lose my mind. It was like I was on a roller coaster at nighttime, with absolutely no lights illuminating the track. Like whatever was coming around the corner could have been an up or a down, or an upside down, or a quick turn that led to an immediate stop.

In the week or so leading up to my cycle, it used to go something like this…

- Ugh, I feel tired. Why am I so tired??

- I’m so irritable! But seriously, consider yourself warned. It’s probably best if you just stay at least 6 feet away, and it’s not because of social distancing guidelines, or because of my introvertness.

- Ahh, I must be close to starting to bleed (yes, it’s okay to say bleed/bleeding because that is what happens when you are menstruating).

- These moods! I’m okay. I’m not okay. I’m super not okay. I feel so anxious and panicky. Alright, I think I got this. Nope, I don’t have this on any level. How do I stop feeling this way??