Period pain should not leave you in agony

We all have experienced uncomfortable cramps when it comes to that time of the month, but for others it can be more than a little uncomfortable. Endometriosis can cause unbearable period pains and is actually more common than we realise.

If you are suffering from any of these four symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor.

Painkiller overload
If you are reaching your maximum daily painkiller intake but still can’t get relief from the pain there might be something a little more sinister going on.

Symptoms happen days or weeks before you get your period
It is not normal for cramping, diarrhoea or any other period pain to happen weeks before your time of the month.

You cancel things
Don’t just accept if you are cancelling nights out, calling in sick or being forced to stay in bed all day because of the pain, get it sorted and checked.

Going to the toilet hurts
If you notice that going to the toilet hurts a lot more during your period give your doctor a call.

There is no point enduring the pain when there might be another reason for it. Get it sorted, girl.