It takes one woman to understand another, especially when it comes to periods. If you’re plagued with irregular, heavy periods that drain you of all your energy or cause you to keel over in pain, and you find it much harder to manage your menses that your girlfriends, you probably suffer from menorrhagia, or abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding.
Heavy menstrual flow affects about one in 10 women, according to an American study done in 2015. Ann Gee, co-founder of Liveloveluna, an alternative menstrual product retailer, runs a closed Facebook group on which women openly discuss their period concerns and help each other find solutions.
She shares some of the period woes discussed in the Facebook group that every woman with heavy menstrual flow can identify with.
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Text: Davelle Lee / Simply Her / December 2016
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