I’m currently laying in my bed, surrounded by pillows and hot water bottles (one on my feet, one on my belly and one under my back). My husband made me rose tea and oatmeal. My forehead and chin are covered in pimples. I’m watching Netflix, scrolling through Tiktok. It’s not even 11 a.m. yet, and I’m already thinking about chocolate.
Oh, and if this isn’t clear, I’m on my period.
And it’s a painful one too. My belly feels like it’s being eaten by a shark.
Quarantine has taken away my usual monthly remedies, like going to acupuncture every two weeks. And sitting in an infrared sauna to help my liver process my estrogen. I also do internal pelvic floor work, yoni steam, and eat according to my cycle.
While I’m still eating the same, I feel really sad and anxious not knowing when I’ll be able to hop back into my normal routine. The thought of experiencing cramps like these on a monthly basis again makes me feel powerless. I am incredibly grateful for a warm bed and supportive husband, especially during these times; I don’t take anything for granted. But on day one of my period, quarantine period, this is how I’m feeling. Anxious. Nervous. In pain.
So let’s talk quarantine periods: What’s it been like for you? What are your at-home remedies? Anyone trying a cup or menstrual underwear?