I saw a tweet this week that’s gone a bit viral about Ibuprofen reducing menstrual flow.
The reason this has created such a buzz isn’t the fact itself (which is never heard of) but that something so simple and apparently accepted by many health professionals to be the case, isn’t known by more women.
General consensus is that this is because we just don’t talk that openly about our periods.
We’ll chat diets, relationships, workouts but don’t often bring our periods up in conversation, even with close friends let alone in every day conversations. So simple things that could make life easier for a large number of women just don’t get shared.
If you’ve not heard about the tweet in question here’s a couple of articles to fill you in.
I’ve said it numerous times before but I’ll say it again – the more openly everyone talks about their bodies and health, both physical and mental, the easier it is for people to realise they aren’t alone or odd, that it’s ok to ask for help, that maybe something isn’t normal.