Tweeting about period symptoms using #LiveTweetYourPeriod has caused quite a commotion and has a scatological approach that has some people a little confused, maybe even grossed out, but should it? Half the population bleeds from a vagina each and every month!
One thing that these tweets have done is make any and all symptoms of a period seem so reassuringly normal. You are not the only person whose menstrual flow can explode off the super-deluxo-maxi-pad-with-mega-wings! Pancakes and broccoli for breakfast, sounds perfectly delicious. There is the “day 2” rage monster and the “day 3” gal who eats anything salty, sweet, crunchy and fattening within sight. And look at all the people who feel as if their uterus is being trampled upon, who are constipated, who want to lie in bed all day and whose face is covered with zits. It’s a community of period sufferers!
All of these swirling emotions, cravings, hassles, eruptions, heavy or light flows are just so…in a word…normal. Twitter appears to be the new place to freely bitch, whine and moan about the misery of a period.
In the right frame of mind, reading these posts can make you smile too. There are some incredibly creative .gif files of T-Rex’s roaring to explain a current mood and a cat with a mouth full of cupcakes and “no regrets.” One person went so far as commenting that #LiveTweetYourPeriod was the best to have happened to her period.
Giggle, commiserate, complain or even just read them to know that you are not alone in the world with your symptoms in a monthly cycle.