And yet, with all that talking, you probably still don’t know what’s considered normal and what’s not.
You might get the impression that very painful periods are the norm.
Or, in a more likely scenario, if your pain is bad enough to regularly miss work or school, make an appointment to speak to your doctor.
For those 20% of women who experience monthly discomfort, most of them can get relief with over-the-counter pain medications, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Finally, the Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging script is here for all you fans of the movie based on the Louise Rennison novel.
This puppy is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of the movie to get the dialogue.
If your pain is bad enough to call an ambulance, my God, please call one.
With that said, really bad menstrual cramps are normal.
Severe period cramps can signal a problem – a problem that may impact your fertility.
If you’ve never complained about the aches and pains of womanhood to a friend, you’re a rare individual.
It’s one of those topics that women chat about frequently, especially younger women.