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I have been reluctant to talk about this because it's extremely personal, but being period free has changed my life and I think more menstruators should look into their options if they're suffering. 🧵

#Menstruation
#Periods
TW: abuse, medical negligence
My whole life used to revolve around my menstrual cycle. Debilitating pain, nausea, PMDD, mid cycle cramps, week long period with heavy flow, basically I was incapacitated for 7-10 days a month. That's one third of my life!
To add to this, my family never understood it, neither did employers. In certain cases it also became another excuse for certain family members to abuse me. Calling me useless, worthless, always sick, etc. No one was willing to actually take care of me or find a solution.
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@katystoll Here are recent studies focused on menstrual cycle changes after Covid vaccination....won't fit in one tweet so I'll make a thread...🧵

I haven't read all of these yet.

#menstruation #menstrualhealth #menstrual #women #health #womenshealth #WomenEmpowerment #periods #period
@katystoll "Do the COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Menstrual
Irregularities?"

ijwhr.net/pdf/pdf_IJWHR_…
@katystoll "Web and social media searches highlight menstrual irregularities as a global concern in COVID-19 vaccinations"

medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
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OK, it's time to talk about #periods. #menstruation. #flow. What it is, what's normal, and what's NOT. Buckle up, friends! 1/
A period is the disposal or shedding of the endometrial lining, or the tissue of the inside of the uterus that grows approximately every month in anticipation of a pregnancy. 2/
A normal period occurs every 21 to 35 days and lasts 2 to 7 days in length. How much blood a person loses varies day to day, but it should not be heavy enough to cause someone to soak through a pad or tampon every hour. 3/
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Does #CovidVaccination cause changes to #periods?

I know ppl have been wondering about this! But up to now the data we had was pretty preliminary. However, with a large, prospectively collected dataset out yesterday, I think it’s time to start putting it all together.... 🧵
Here’s some more on that new study. In short, people who received both doses of the vaccine in a single menstrual cycle found their period came a couple of days late. But it was back to normal a couple of cycles later, so the change was temporary. 2/

This might explain why our UK-based study couldn’t find clear patterns to suggest that Covid vaccination is associated with changes to periods. In the UK, our interdose interval is 8 weeks, so it’s not possible to have both doses in the same cycle. 3/

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Does #CovidVaccination cause changes to #periods? Biggest and best study so far...

In summary: on average, periods are delayed by ~half day by dose 2 of the vaccine, and delayed by ~2 days if you get both doses in the same cycle. But it's temporary! 🧵

journals.lww.com/greenjournal/F…
3959 spontaneously cycling ppl logged at least 6 consecutive cycles with tracking app @NaturalCycles.

2403 were vaccinated. Taking them all together, the average period came 0.64d late after dose 1 and 0.79d late after dose 2. No difference in length of period. 2/
Most of us wouldn’t even notice this! But could the average be hiding some small fraction of people who experience a large change? We define any variation in cycle length of less than 8 days as “normal”. 3/

obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ij…
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Y'all, I saw a post that said every hood girl has used a baby sock when they don't have a tampon. Clearly posted and shared by men. A THREAD
#makeitmakesense #periods #wtf #jokes #redflags #relatable
Baby socks aren't even big enough to stop a flow. Unless you're spotting, in which case you don't NEED a tampon, you just WANT one
If you have baby socks, it's reasonable to assume you have baby diapers which makes more sense to use than the kid's foot cover
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Wondering if #COVID19 #vaccination affects #periods? 💉🩸🤔

So was I!

Preliminary results from my study on this are out today in preprint... 🧵

medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
To answer this question, we recruited two cohorts.

Cohort 1 consists of 250 people recruited before they received their COVID vaccine, who are keeping a record of their periods before and after vaccination. 2/
This cohort will give us an idea of how common it is to experience a menstrual change after COVID vaccination.

But many of them are still tracking their cycles, so we still have to wait for all the data to come in! 3/
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Every day, I get emails from people who have noticed changes to their periods following the COVID vaccine. But we don't yet have enough information to know if this is really linked to the vaccine and, if so, how common it is. 2/
Since March, I have been saying "I'm sure someone is doing the kind of study that will find this out." I contacted some of the period tracking apps to see if they wanted to work with me on the kind of study that would find this out, but they weren't keen. 3/
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Yesterday we had a wonderful space about #periodpain with @masalabai and others, we must always take into account the #mentalhealth of it all and we did.
Here are a few resources I wanted to share with anyone who might be interested in more. 1/n
robynbeck.medium.com/why-your-painf…
#Periods #periodpain
"It shouldn't be an act of feminism to know how your body works." 2/n
npr.org/2021/05/28/100…
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In view of the rising #misinformation campaign, I'll attempt to debunk some of the most common and widespread myths surrounding #COVID19India.

Read.
Understand.
Share.
Educate others.

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➡️PREVENTION MYTHS

MYTH:
Wearing masks will reduce O2 and cause CO2 poisoning.

FACT:
Masks DON'T affect the O2-CO2 gas exchange at all. Masks won't reduce the oxygen or increase CO2 in your blood.

A study was also done to prove it. - atsjournals.org/doi/10.1513/An…

#MaskUpIndia
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MYTH:
#Lemon juice through the nose will kill the virus.

FACT:
Lemon juice is acidic. Taking undiluted lemon juice through the nose will damage the inner lining, cause irritation, and may cause bleeding as well. It will not kill the virus either. DON'T SNORT LEMON JUICE.

3/n
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I’m getting a lot of questions about #COVID19 vaccination and the menstrual cycle. Does the #vaccine affect your #period? And does that mean there will be an effect on #fertility? 💉🩸 🧵

(Short answer upfront: Maybe, and no.)
Does the #COVID19 #vaccine affect #periods? Well, a lot of people are reporting this and I like to start from a position of believing what people say about their own bodies. So I think it is likely that this is a side-effect in some people. 2/
But research is being done to find this out! I know at least 2 studies - the biggest is run by @KateClancy. You can read about her study, and participate if you want, here. Ppl who used to have periods but no longer do are also invited to participate! 3/

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TAMPONS ARE NOT SEXUAL. USE WHATEVER PERIOD PRODUCT IS MOST COMFORTABLE FOR YOU
Here's my usual plug for period equity and supporting companies like @mylolatweet @period_aisle @I_Support_Girls @GoAuntFlow @TheDivaCup and @sustain. I wrote this for @hey_alma at the start of COVID
heyalma.com/5-ethical-comp…
Access to affordable/free menstrual products is an economic, education, incarceration issue. Girls across the world miss out on education for lack of access to menstrual products. Prisons never have enough for their population. Its also an issue for homeless people #PeriodEquity
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May 28th is #MenstrualHygieneDay & we have partnered with @my_hiccup to raise awareness on #Menstruation. Today, we will be tackling the misconceptions around periods!

Check out this #thread 👇🏽

@always @MHDay28May @WhisperIndia @ProcterGamble @Chavivohra @NCWIndia
* PMS is fake.

No, PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) isn't a farce that womxn everywhere have collectively decided to participate in together. While not all of us are affected by PMS, it does affect about 75% (Source: @WomensHealthMag) of menstruators.

#Menstruation @my_hiccup
The symptoms include bloating, fatigue, breast tenderness. About 5% of us face a severe form of PMS called PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) which is characterised by severe mood swings, irritability and depression.

#MenstrualHygieneDay #Menstruation @my_hiccup
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I'm fed up because lots of people have done the #RSE consultation - sex ed experts, menstruation researchers, womb-related illness charities, fertility experts, PSHE teachers, student charities, school pupils, parents, you name it. 2/?
I am so cross I have not threaded my tweets properly. And even the consultation response document acknowledged loads of ppl mentioned periods, yet the guy who presumably wrote it does not understand menstruation enough, because he 'limited' teaching of it. 3/?
Like... does @DamianHinds understand that menarche and menopause bookend the menovulatory lifetime? Is he punking us and making a 'limits' 'end of menstruation' 'menopause' joke? Sorry - I need a cup of tea. 4/?
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